Editorial: What do you pursue?

It's a great time of year to scrutinize our lives: we show what we view as important through the time we invest.

Take time to ponder your priorities this New Years.

People are geared to pursue. We pursue strong careers, healthy relationships, happy families, money, faith, vacations, hobbies, sports, and dozens of other things.

We love to discover new things,  to look back and see growth and improvement in the different spheres of our lives.

As we reflect on the last year, the lessons learned and the ways we have grown, it’s neat to see how our  experiences have shaped us.

We often criminalize being too busy and that can definitely be a problem, but activity in itself isn’t bad. It is through our activity and the people we spend time with that we learn the most. In fact, our activity often comes to define us, shaping what we think about and invest in.

So looking at what has filled our days in the last year, it’s important to ask whether our activities reflect what we most care about and want to pursue.

If we want to be healthy, are we involved in things that help us stay active? If we want a strong marriage, are we investing enough time to foster that relationship?

It’s easy to get pulled into doing things that we enjoy, and wind up skimping on the things that we consider most important.

Thus, as we enter a new year, lets shape our busyness based on what’s most important.

What are you pursuing?