So, it's that time again. Setting goals and such. I've got a few doozies planned for this year but am going to do my best to take things slowly. Trust God with these goals. And work steadily throughout the year to see that they're reached.
I always always make a writing goal. It's most likely the first and foremost goal I make. It's also the one I seem to be able to stick to. Something about creative goals get me motivated and seem much more achievable than any health goals. (Sad but true :)) This year? I plan on finishing my dystopian novel. All the drafts. Ready for submitting.
My next goal? Is of course, health. My husband and I plan on joining a gym this year. FINALLY. I have lost my motivation to work out at home. And when I truly ask myself what would I enjoy doing to stay in shape, the answer is dance. So! Classes at the gym it is! Excited to jump into all the dancing classes I can get my hands on.
The doozie that I won't go into ultimately is trust the Lord with my future. Take life ONE. DAY. AT. A. TIME. Because that's truly the only way I can face what might come in the new year. It was a lesson God taught me when my Dad was sick. Looking to the future was grim. I couldn't process what might happen. So He reminded me--live in the now. Live in today. Don't worry about tomorrow. It's such a hard one to process, especially for the planner in me. But. It truly helped when walking alongside my Dad each day last/this year. So, I'm trusting it'll help in these days, weeks, and months to come.
Top three goals aside, here are a few more "fun" goals I"m hoping to achieve this year:
1. Whiten my teeth. I know. Silly, huh? But geesh--all that coffee and wine can really hurt a girl's smile! Gonna take some steps to freshen these pearly whites up!
2. Read more. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't read. I used to. But somehow, Netflix has been my bed time ritual as of late. I'd like to change that--or rather, reinsert reading into my life . Starting with? Allegiant and Fever Code, two endings of series that I have yet to finish.
3. Make smoothies all day every day. I love smoothies. I was making them for awhile there and then--poof! I stopped. I love starting the day with one, and it's the perfect way for me to get in as much leafy greens as possible.
4. Possibly--possibly--get into essential oils. There's something dreamy about this idea. Something relaxing and nice. And with doozies that may come up in the future, relaxing and nice could very well be needed.
What are yours? I'd love to hear!