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New Year’s Resolutions


January 8, 2013 by Dayo Benson

ImageHappy belated 2013 everyone!! Hope you’ve had a great start to the year.

This year I took a few days before deciding my resolutions because I really didn’t want to rush into making decisions and then feeling guilty when things don’t go as planned. I also wanted God to help me focus on what’s important. Sometimes, I have this tendency to focus on things that will take care of themselves.

I finally took time out yesterday to spend some time with God and pray about the year, and work out what my resolutions should be.Here’s a VERY abbreviated/watered down version of my resolutions:

1. To walk closer with God

Something along this line is on my resolution list every year. It takes the top spot because I know that anything I achieve without God is meaningless. Like Scriptures say: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these other things shall be added unto you,” (Matthew 6:33).

2. To be a better wife and mother

This encompasses oh so many things. I have come to the conclusion, in the short time that I’ve been married, that only God can teach you how to love.

3. To release my Tough Girls series

I’m really excited about this series, but I’m trying to reign my excitement in as excitement can make you release a book before it’s ready. I do think this series is pretty cool though. I hope it outdoes my beauty for ashes series. I want each book I write to be better than the last.

4. To drive more slowly

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I turn into like this maniac once I get behind the wheel. I seem to have this need for speed that’s really not good. So far this year I’ve been good. It killed me at first and my foot was itching to press down further on the accelerator, but I’m getting better now. I’ve been keeping to 30mph and I hope to keep it that way.

5. To write book reviews

It surprises me every time I get a message from one of my readers saying that they wish there were more authors like me, or more authors that write for Christian teens. There are! Lots of them. So, I’m going to start posting book reviews on my blog.

I have more resolutions, but I’ll spare you. What are your resolutions and have you accomplished any of them yet?

God bless.


  1. Nice one Dayo. I wanted to post something related to resolutions today and I felt who cared anyway? So now that you have done yours I might as well do mine

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Cool, I look forward to reading your resolutions πŸ™‚

      • Ilgar says:

        – Dang girl! That’s one heck of an audacious list!!! Very isripned to actually sit and think through some of my own goals and write. them. down. It’s always scary to write them down b/c that means I’m really going to try, and if I don’t do them, then I’ve failed or something. very scary concept! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Nice one Dayo. I wanted to post something related to resolutions today and I felt who cared anyway? So now that you have done yours I might as well do mine. Quite a funny one actually. You wont believe it but my only resolution this year is one of the many you mentioned! We have something in common afterall πŸ™‚ I am going to post it right away! Thanks. I’ll do more of book reviews too. Nice one.

  3. That’s two book review for SELAH. Sweet!!! πŸ™‚

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