Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Years 2009

OK, here's the obligatory New Years post, since I have a little time to do it today. I'm not going to do the year in review though. I prefer to look ahead and set some goals for the New Year.

I think I have quit my second job. I have only been there one day since the dentist and it wasn't working for me. Maybe sometime in the future but as for now it's way too hard for me to try and talk for 6 hours a day on the telephone. I'm a little bummed because I was starting to get back into it after having taken a couple years off but I'm sure it's because God has something else planned for me. I'm a little scared about the loss of income as well but we made it before I took the second job and I'm sure we will be fine now as well. Pray that God watches over me and my family financially in the next few months, it's going to be a little tight.

On the work front, I'm hoping to get back into working in an office environment again. When I say again, I should mention it's been close to 20 years since I've done it. I think with my nice new smile I will feel more confident about pursuing that line of work. I'll probably try some of the temporary service places part time to get my feet wet and maybe sneak in the back door of a good company. That's what I did before and it worked out really well for me. The only problem then was that I was too strung out to not blow the job after a few months. I shouldn't have that problem this time. I love Wal-Mart but I'm tired of working nights and beating my body up on a daily basis.

I'm going to try a structured bible reading plan this year. I was cruising blogs when I ran into Ed Noble's blog and he made a strong suggestion to try it. You know, if I was really trying to be a disciple. Alright, I felt called out. I can do it. I'm using the Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan. Click on the link to check it out.

As far as poker goes, It is what it is. I'll just play within my bankroll and if it goes well, it goes well. I'm sure that I will play in a few live tournaments this year up at the casinos if time and money allows it. I love to play but I don't want it to be the "be-all", "end-all" of my existence. There's way more to life, ya know?

The ones that go without saying of course are be a better husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, co-worker and Christ follower. I think if I can do the last one the others should fall into place, dontcha think?

I'm also thinking as a secondary goal trying to drag my ass back into the studio and record some of my songs. I was talking to Ronnie about this and he sounds down with it so maybe there will be some new 66ohm music released this year. That would be fun and something that I think for me needs to be completed.

OK, I'm sure that's more than enough to swallow for a whole year! Let's see how it goes, and I hope I can remember that Easy Does It!


Lise said...

Bub, I responded to your post on my blog. Thank you. And thank you for sharing so deeply here.

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