Oh wow. Here we go.
Another new year.
A year full of possibility.
I adore New Year’s Day. It’s so hopeful. I stayed in my jammies all day, edited, decluttered, organized and cleaned, and took a nap. Just getting my house in order makes me feel so good!
So here are a few of my thoughts about 2015:
About 4 years ago, I made a very specific list of goals for the year.
I became a runner, a disciplined water drinker, and gave up diet pop (which was a major addiction for me),
Every year since that year, I have made a few goals/resolutions and I’ve actually accomplished them for the most part.
I think that year- 4 years ago was really significant for me, because I discovered that I could do hard things, not because I had to, but because I wanted to and knew it would improve my life.
AND my life did improve.
Last year, I made one goal that I reached for the most part.
I resolved to memorize scripture.
Granted I did not memorize a lot, but I did memorize Psalm 1 well, and several other verses.
I could make excuses for why I didn’t do more, but to be honest, I’m pretty happy that I did what I did.
This year, I don’t really have any solid goals yet.
I do know that I want to continue on the path I’m on and continue to serve, work and live to the best of my ability.
My phrase recently has been: I want to serve with excellence.
That’s primarily a spiritual goal, but I do want to apply it in practical, simple ways too.
I plan to travel a little and would love to return to Africa.
I want to be as involved in our family’s lives as I can be and as they want me to be.
I’m still working on my business goals.
To be honest, I have been so busy with my business up until right now, that I haven’t taken the time to think and write down my 2015 business goals.
I do have many ideas in mind, but I need to put it together into something solid.
I’m excited about 2015. Very hopeful.
On a lighter note, I am doing the 40/40 challenge.
But maybe it’s not on a lighter note.
Maybe there is more power and impact in this simple act than we realize.
Simplifying is a big deal.
I started a private 40/40 page on FB for a group of us.
It’s basically for encouragement and ideas.
My friend Pam shared this from Becoming a Minimalist’s FB page:
I do agree with this for the most part.
I do know of a friend who took this too far and actually had a few regrets because she embraced it a little too much and ended up not having things she actually needed.
I do not worry about going to far with this myself.
I’m struggling with letting go of my grown children’s keepsakes.
One box each should be enough…right?
I hope with this new year, you are feeling hopeful and seeing opportunities to improve your life.
God bless you in 2015.