Happy New Year, everyone! It’s so crazy to believe that it’s already 2016!
We just got back from a few days up in Northern Michigan with Theo’s family. It was cold and crowded and there were TONS of children, but we had a wonderful, wonderful time with family!
I have been thinking through the New Year, and I just LOVE it. I love a fresh start, a new page, a turn of the calendar, a new number, a new chance at hitting some goals. I posted a few days ago about the goals for 2015 that I have accomplished. I didn’t accomplish very many, but I’m going to be working hard this year.
I just think back to who I was a year ago and how much has changed. Even if I didn’t accomplish all my goals, I have grown as a wife, a Mom, a Christian, and a person. I still have a lot of growing to do, and I’m looking forward to what this year has in store for us!
I love brainstorming goals, and when I came across this, I really liked it!
I sat down with my journal this morning and wrote out some goals for the year. I’m not going to share them all here, but I wanted to share some of them.
The first thing I did was categorize them into several different areas.
- Personal Habits
I’ll share one 2016 goal from each of those categories:
- Spiritual: Build prayer time into a habit; pray for Theo and Tera on the daily
- Marriage: Help and encourage Theo in his job by packing his lunch and sending a note with it each time he goes to work
- Motherhood/Family: Create a loving and caring home environment for foster children
- Physically: Run a half marathon
- Blog: Have fun doing it! If it’s not fun, don’t do it
- Home: Host monthly game nights
- Personal Habits: Find a haircut I love and learn to do my own hair
I searched around for some New Year’s resolution prompts to get me started, and I really liked this. Feel free to copy it on your own blog or facebook page!
This year I will….
Quit: Caring so much about what everyone else thinks of me
Start: Praying before sharing
Accept: Our income level with a grateful heart
Honor: My husband in my attitude and actions
Make: More homemade items for my kids
See: a movie in theaters!
Give: myself grace when the days are long and my to-do list is longer
Eat: less carbs
Learn: how to say no
Have: a frequent laugh that my children can hear.
Be: a more avid book reader
Act: on the Holy Spirit’s prompting.
Grow: a garden
Invest: in rental property
That’s all for now! Happy New Year! I’m so very excited for what is in store for the Hines this year!