Let me prepare you…I’ve gotten pretty wordy here…and there aren’t any pictures.
You’ve been warned :o) Proceed at your own risk.
In the past few days I’ve gotten the year wrong on several occasions.
Now I know I’m not the only one, but I can bet you I’m one of the few that keeps writing 2010…
But it’s not 2010 or even 2011 for that matter, it’s 2012 and a time for new beginnings.
I love a fresh start, a reason to think about how you can be better, do better.
A reason to clean out the closets and check the waistline.
A reason to dream, search, resolve.
As I mentioned last year, the husband and I always have a theme for the year. It’s narrowed down to one word and all of our hopes and goals for the year can be wrapped up into this idea.
We started three years ago with
We became disciplined with our money, time, priorities, and we even got engaged.
Thus began Adult 2010.
We bought a house, planned a wedding, got married, and took on other adult responsibilities like recycling :o)
Last year was Savor 2011.
The goal was to enjoy and savor the small moments of life and time with each other.
We went to the mountains and to the West Coast, enjoyed dinners at home, spent time with friends and family, and even had an addition to our nest. We also focused on saving in 2011 and I took a special interest in couponing :o)
2010 2012. And a new year brings a new theme.
After thinking about our hopes and goals for this year III and I have decided on
Why? Well I’m so glad you asked :o)
We want to invest in our relationship with the Lord, spend more time studying his word and listening for his direction in and for our lives. We have begun reading The Daily Bible and have hopes to stick with it for the next 364 days. The Lord has so much to tell us, show us, and teach us. He wants to mold us into all he created us to be. We are in this journey with Him as our guide and are looking forward to the steps he has for us along the way.
We want to invest in our family and friends. I want to call more, write more, hang out more, enjoy each other more. I want to make sure they know how much I love them and am inspired by them and that my life would not be what it is without them.
We are going to invest in our health (although the last two days would prove otherwise). Less chips more carrot sticks?? Less TV more walking/running/anything where I’m not sitting. Less coke more water. You know the basics in nutrition. Maybe I’ll even run that 10K resolved to do in 2011.
We want to invest in our country. Let’s face it…it needs some help. Plus, it’s an election year and while I’ve never been
and probably never will be too involved in politics I do want to be informed about the future of our country. I teach my 3rd graders about Susan B. Anthony and after all she did to earn women the right to vote, the least I can do is pay attention and say thank you by casting my own ballot.
We are investing in our future. Potential grad school for III, if we can figure it out the stock market maybe, a new car seems eminent, and the 16 page Excel spreadsheet, that is our budget, is back.
I want to invest in this blog. I want to share stories with you, projects with you, my faith with you, and my time with you. I’ve really loved watching this little space grow and love all the new blog friends I’ve made. I’m looking forward to where this journey leads and want to make it a place you want to come back to. In the same breath I don’t want to be so invested in blogging that I feel it has to be a post a day or I’ve failed in some way. This year I’m going to go with quality over quantity. What do you think? I’ll still be around several days a week, but don’t want to get in the trap of posting for the sake of posting.
Do you know what I mean?
Good. I’m glad we are on the same team here.
Here’s to an amazing 2012.