To Year 24

My birthday has again come and gone, leaving me thinking about what it is that I want to accomplish this year. I’m not usually a goal setter, but maybe I need to start to be. Maybe setting reachable goals for myself and family will take away this feeling that I’m not doing anything with my life; that I’m just on this day to day ride that won’t stop. I want to be able to say “I did this.” For myself, for those I love, for Jesus. So, here is the start to my so-called journey of goal setting and (hopefully) goal reaching.

First and foremost, I want to make my relationship with God stronger and more efficient every single day. I tend to get on this roller coaster ride of really spending my time pursuing and praising Him for all of the things He has and continues to do. But then I go off track and try to live this life on my own, especially when times are tough. I know that in order to keep my relationships with my husband, family, youth kids and beyond, I need to make sure my relationship with Him is above the rest.

I want to save up enough money for Drew and I to actually go on a honeymoon/five year anniversary next September. Our “honeymoon” consisted of getting rained out after one day at his family’s cabin and then a luxurious one day trip to Des Moines. So, you could say that we are both wanting so badly to actually be able to treat ourselves to somewhere.

I want to focus on having a healthier lifestyle. I’m not into diets or not allowing myself to have this or that or trying to lose x amount of weight. But I know I can do a better job of eating and exercising throughout the week. I know that doing this for myself will not only allow me to feel better about myself physically, but mentally as well. I will, though, still allow myself to eat the foods I like, just in moderation. Because what is life without bread, chocolate, or caffeine?

Lastly, I want to do a better job of letting the little things go. Now with two kids, I find myself yelling and getting angry a lot more, and over such petty things that won’t effect me or anyone else long term. I know I’m hard headed and like things a certain way, but I know by letting the little things go, I will make myself (and those around me) a lot more happy and at peace.

They may seem like simple goals, but that’s the kind of girl I am. So here’s to being a goal-getter. Here’s to year 24 and a whole lot more grace, joy and love. ✨

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