Saturday, December 31, 2011

I am resolved...

Every time I hear the word resolutions, I definitely think of the old hymn.."I am resolved no longer to linger charmed by the world's delights. Things that are higher, things that are nobler--these have allured my sight! I will hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free. Jesus, greatest highest, I will come to Thee." That's as far as I can go without looking up the lyrics, but you get the picture! Basically, this hymn reminds us that we are to walk with an eternal perspective and keep the things of earth in the right frame of mind. And really, shouldn't that be each of our goal for the New Year? 

I am SO not a Resolution-Setter. In fact, I'm not even a Goal-Setter. In college, I was involved in Campus Crusade for Christ and we had to do a "goals workshop" every semester-->bleh! I dropped that habit asap! Now that I have been away from Clemson for two years now, I am involved in a company that desperately loves goals...possibly even more than Cru. A wise person from CFA told me that if I were to get a restaurant of my own, I need to set and accomplish some goals. Blasphemy. Then he said that I need to journal daily about accomplishments and failures in my personal and professional life. Double Blasphemy. However, since this man sort of holds my future in his hands, I will at least attempt the above.

I don't like the term resolutions, so I have created goals. I am also a little bit a lot obsessive and wordy, so to help myself, I made categories and a few main goals in each category (spiritual, relational, financial, physical, personal, professional--by the way). 
I'm posting them on here to keep myself honest. Some of them, I delved into more deeply in my newly purchased journal, but they will be stated for all the world to see in a more concise and less personal manner.
Here goes:
1. Memorize two Bible Verses each month
2. Plan and consistently accomplish spending quiet time with the Lord
3. Complete at least one Bible Study on Prayer
1. Build relationship with Moose
2. Concentrate on building two Christian friendships
3. Interact with and intentionally seek out one non-Christian friend 
1. Tithe 10% of my annual income
2. Pay all my bills early (this is legit a difficult thing for me)
3. Save 5% of my annual income
1. Take Meds daily (again...legitimately difficult. I think I have a problem with doing things on time)
2. Run 500 miles in 2012
2. Run two 5Ks and one 10K
1. Read one work-related and one leisure-related book each week
2. Clean my house thoroughly once weekly
3. Blog at least one time each week
1. Attend Grand Opening Certification course and at least one Grand Opening
2. Apply officially for IM
3. Adhere to and build all of Chick-fil-A Haywood Mall's 2012 goals (which I can't post here, sorry).

So, there you have it. Lots of attainable goals. I'm not all about BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). I don't like to feel disappointed! However, I feel like these are going to push and stretch me in every aspect of life. I may try and convince Moose to post his New Years Resolutions......
But until then, what are some of your resolutions/goals?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I (Megan) come from a long line of nostalgic people. In fact, one could even say we are over-tradition-laden. We might even be obsessed! From birthdays to Christmas, vacations to dinnertime routine, we like it the way it has always been. Well, do you know what happens when you get married and start to blend families? Traditions get rocked. Moose and I have officially been married a year + and have been "together" since 2007. During these past few years, I think I have done a pretty good job (HA) letting go of some tradition and allowing to share a little bit....ok, so I have tried. But MAN, it's been hard!

Here are some examples of change and tradition in this little Saville family. 
1. Birthday Week-Moose had no clue that we celebrate birthdays to the MAX! Bless his heart, he wasn't quite ready for my making him sing every time someone ate a piece of cake ;) 
2. Roberts family vacation to Maine. We go every other year. That's just the way it has always been. We have been able to adjust and are hopefully going to be able to do a Saville family vacation on the "maine-off" years.
3. Thanksgiving. Man, this one, has totally been crushed on both sides. We tried the every other year for each family Thanksgiving and still doing my Black Friday Shopping (love!).....BUT, now that I'm Director of Operations at a Chick-fil-A(woohoo)...In A MALL!!! There is no leaving on Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, there's no sleeping...and rarely, time for eating. However, the new tradition of lots of work and adrenaline has worked out alright for the past two years!
and finally...
4. Christmas (OMG)--this is the big one! My family, for as long as I can remember, has had "Christmas Adam" with my Grammy, Christmas Eve at church, Christmas morning with Santa and Papa, and Christmas afternoon with my dad's family. Not much room for sharing, right? These past two Christmases, we have moved Grammy Christmas to the 22nd, Christmas Adam/Eve are now Saville Time, and the Roberts/Santa still share Christmas Day. It makes for lots of traveling, but everyone (including Tradition-Loving Megan) is happy. I couldn't help but think this year, as my SIL is pregnant and my brother is getting married, how these traditions will probably continue to morph and grow...and you know, I'm okay with that...really, I am!

I'm starting to realize that the traditions aren't the big thing. Traditions are the avenues for the big things--Christ, Family, Food.... :)
The Lord is teaching our little family how to adapt and grow and appreciate each day, whether they go the way we want, had planned, or are totally different. We are going to create tradition (because traditions aren't bad things...being grumpy because things change is bad, however) within our family. We are going to continue some traditions. But most of all, we are going to choose to celebrate and appreciate the things that traditions are made for!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Beginnings

Other than the imported posts from Moose's previous blog, this is a clean slate for the SC Saville family! We agreed at "Saville Christmas", along with Whitney and Angela to blog at least once weekly. Moose and I determined that the best (and only) way this could be accomplished is to share a blog. So here we go...and stay tuned!


Megan and I are going to be back to blogging...but we are going to share so that we both have to post less often. Visit us at