Last year at the beginning of the year, I chose a word that I wanted to represent me for the year 2013. I wanted the word to be a point of reference for some things in my life. Finally I came up with the worth GROWTH. There were three specific areas that I wanted to see this growth.
First, I wanted to become a better writer. Unfortunately I totally failed in that quest. Last year would have been a great year to write about the happenings of my life…but there was so much going on and during that whole year I had absolutely no desire to write about them or anything else.
I also wanted to grow in the knowledge of God’s Word… to grow closer to him. I know that I have grown in the knowledge of God’s word… but the growth I really wanted…just simply didn’t happen. I tried. After I typed those words I took a long pause…. Maybe that is my answer…the “I” tried. I’m going to have to do some thinking on this statement.
Growing as a musician was the last thing I chose. I love playing my clarinet and I spent HOURS playing it. How do I know I’m better you might ask… Well, there are a couple of reasons. First, my husband told me that he has noticed I squeal less. But the real reason I know I have improved is because my orchestra director told me he was going to turn the microphone up. Yip, I must be better.