I love the new year because it's like a blank white board. And I like that analogy because I LOVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES. I just do. I always have. The last week of summer was always sad to me, but the first week of school was the BEST because I got to get all new binders and pencils and pens and organize my school necessities. So, the idea of a blank white board is just invigorating to me. And a new year is just like a new white board in my mind.
2018 gifted me with tons of personal, spiritual, and marital growth, lessons learned through failure and success, good times and bad. My word for 2018 was "patience," and I'm still learning the ways God sewed that thought into each day of last year. I don't have a word for this year yet, but I do have several ideas that are making me really excited and are ways that, I think, will make this year even more healthy and happy!
GOAL #1 : LEARN MORE || I want to learn more. I've always been a learner, but if I let myself, I can become sluggish in this endeavor. So, I want to learn and practice new things! This sounds intangible. But I've got some specific ideas: play more guitar/get better at music in general, learn new recipes and MAKE THEM (I find we are constantly in a food rut.. I make the same things over and over again, so I need new recipes that are yummy and easy to add to my "go to" list), read books about business, health, scripture, etc!
Here are my steps to achieve my goal of learning more:
GOAL #2: INVEST IN FRIENDSHIPS || This one is probably the most important. But since moving to a new town several years ago, it's been really hard for me to make new friends. I'm just bad at putting myself out there, and I'm an introvert at heart, so really I'm happiest being alone. However, since I work from home my interactions with people are shockingly low if I don't have meetings or things planned, and this has slowly drained my joy over the last several months. So this year I'm actively going to invest in making new friends.
Here are my steps to achieve my goal of investing in friendships more:
GOAL #3: BALANCE || I desperately need more balance in my life. This is self explanatory. Without a work / life balance, I find myself drained before Tuesday each week.
Here are my steps to achieve my goal creating more balance. (This one is cool, because the steps I'm taking for my two other goals really serve my desire for more balance!)
So there you have it! This is what I'm working for in my personal life this year and I'm super excited about how these three goals will make my 2019 more healthy and happy!
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