Announcing and Resolving
First off, in case you haven’t heard, my family has some pretty big news:
Secondly, I’ve decided against making too many resolutions this year.
Make baby. That seems to be taking up a majority of my time and energy right now. Other resolutions aren’t getting as much of the spotlight when I’m nauseous, exhausted, and sore. I’m mostly just trying to feed my family and keep up with laundry.
But alas, I am a goal-setter by nature. I love a fresh start, a clean journal, and a new planner.
So I’m setting some loose goals with the asterisk of *only if it doesn’t take away from growing baby.
Here are the goals I am striving towards:
1. Read bible consistently. Overall, I did well with this goal last year. Since experiencing morning (around-the-clock) sickness, I’ve not been good about waking before my kids to spend time in the Word. But I’m recommitting to it and starting today with the Matthew reading plan from She Reads Truth. I partner this plan with my journaling bible and an actual journal. My time spent is always fruitful, so I’m excited to dive back in.
2. Journal on my blog. I got to a point last year when I began seeing my blog as more of a published writing space and not just a place to share imperfectly organized thoughts or reflections on my crazy life. Not sure how I arrived there, but I’ve decided this year I’d rather slap up some imperfect, incomplete thoughts rather than be too intimidated to write anything. I might not share my posts at the highest traffic times and sometimes I might not even (gasp) include a photo, but I want to write again.
3. Stay home. With a new baby coming in June and my teaching job ending in May, I’ve decided I need to stay home again full time this year. I’m not great at forcing myself to stop, slow down, and truly be present at home, but I know this is an important stage of life for all my kids and they need their mom fully at home. Starting in May, I’m a full-time stay-at-home mom again.
Like I said, these goals aren’t too major as I’m not striving to lose a ton of weight or break any addictive habits, but they still seem like important steps for my mental health and the well-being of my family.
So, 2018, here we go!