I spent my first day of 2006 watching a marathon for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Even though I enjoyed it immensely, watching three hours of TV gave me the worst headache and I ended up just sleeping the rest of the evening/night. Today I decided to get organized and worked on my 2006 budget. I got a little discouraged to look at my finances the past 6 months and realize that my expenses have been exceeding my income. Well, not technically, but I’m basically spending the money I would like to be saving every month. It wasn’t a problem until I got hit with the $800 car repair. I have a savings account for emergencies like that… Fortunately, I’m okay thanks to my Christmas bonus, but it kind of woke me up about my spending habits.
So I resolve to be more disciplined in 2006. More disciplined about spending habits, about exercising, about eating right, and most importantly about my own walk with God. Why do I struggle so much with self-discipline? It is my tragic flaw. Anyone have good ideas to stregthen this area of one’s life?
Today is Joanna L.’s last birthday… I say this because for her next birthday, she will be Joanna B. :-) Happy birthday, Joanna!