Happy New Year friends! I hope your 2019 is off to a wonderful start. We started our day off slow and I’ve been reflecting on what is to come. I’m not a big resolution person like I once was. I feel like you can pick any day of the year to have a fresh start. I think January gets a bad wrap with all of the failed attempts to do all of the things – most unrealistic. It’s more of a reset in perspective for me. What worked and what didn’t last year? What are some things I can improve on? What do I want to accomplish this year?
Zack and I started writing down our goals in a notebook last year and it was fun to open and see what came to fruition and what we can re-add to this year’s list. It’s pretty neat to see how much you can grow in 365 days. I have several goals I’d like to work towards, the most important being to get into God’s word every single day. I started meeting with a friend every Thursday last August for Bible study and it’s one of my most looked forward to days of the week.
Another is to say no more. I’m a people pleaser to a fault (type 9 on the enneagram here) and learned so much about what and who I give my time to in 2018. This year I’m investing in my family more and first; around the table, with one on one time with the girls, more family dates, and quality time. They are growing so fast and I don’t want to miss out on the sweet time we have with them.
I want to continue working on my health. Something I’m truly proud that I started last March. I’m doing something for me this year and that’s to get back to roping with my dad. Another area I gave up when I had kids. It’s broken me to not do what I love but I’ve loved getting to be a mom more. Now that the kids are older and can ride with me and it be a family affair, I’m excited to get back to something for myself. And last, to just be present more.
I hope 2019 is full of blessings for you and your family and that you are gracious with yourself. There will be days when you don’t want to do anything and that is ok too! Rest and try again the next day.
My first day of the year was pretty great. We slept in. We played. We ate. Played some more. Ate some more. Dance parties. Introduced the girls to Father of the Bride Part 2 (I always tell Zack that Steve Martin is his old man spirit animal) Played board games. Zack and I got to workout together for an hour. Pais and I snuck off to the movies for some one on one time while Zack and Scout stayed home and made chocolate chip cookies and hung out. I got to read a little and take a cat nap. Zack and I watched a movie and wrote down some goals and plans for our family this year. I’m also closing the shop for one more day tomorrow because I’m the boss and I can make adult decisions like that and I just feel like I need one more full day with my kids. So that’s fun! I’m liking where this new year is headed already. Good night and Happy New Year, friends! Go love your fam. They are the best things about you.