Like many of you, I had planned to set measurable goals for myself in the new year. However, I learned that only 9% of Americans who make resolutions achieve them. Research also shows that 23% of people give up on their resolutions by the end of the first week, and 43% quit by the end of January. This made me rethink my approach, and instead of resolving to do anything specific in 2024, I've chosen a single-word theme to guide my behavior choices during the year: intentional.
On a personal note, some of you have noticed my recent appearance change and asked about it. I want to assure you that everything is fine. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last June by embarking on a long-awaited journey to improve our lives and ensure many years of quality time with our grandchildren. We are now experiencing the measurable results of a healthier lifestyle, and it has been such a blessing. I love you, Kevin Bridges, and I'm so proud of us.
Professionally, there is much joy and fruitful outcomes to report from 2023! So much so that our team has collaborated to collect the Annual Summary metrics (shown above) and make them available earlier than usual. We hope you will praise God's work through our mission along with us and see the results as we do - tangible evidence of His undeniable love for the neighbors and communities we serve.
I'm eagerly looking forward to 2024, if you haven't already guessed. So much so that I finally agreed to an interview with our podcast team this month. It was a delightful and efficient way to express my thoughts, aspirations, and hopes for the future of our cause. I would be honored if you would listen by clicking HERE.
Happy New Year!