|Thank you, Pinterest||.|
Also, I love having a corner of the interwebs to write, read it back to myself and think, I'm hilarious (crazy, sane, fabulous, totally weird, etcetera). It's sort of my sanity. I do journal, or used to, but it hurts my hand to write so much since there's always so much going in my brain once I sit still enough to think, and also my Macbook is fried and in it is the expensive (to me) journaling software I now can't access because my operating system is now so outdated that I can't even sync it to my iPad app when I do get my computer to temporarily funtion.
Speaking of, I don't know when I fell so behind on technology, but when I went into the Mac store last week to look into buying a desktop for our home and heard the nice lady talking about the Cloud and Snow Leopard and lions in mountains, and all this other stuff I thought, I am sooooo stuck in 2008. When we get our desktop, I may have to register for one of those classes intended for Baby Boomers new to the touch screen world. We're just to a point where we can't even sync our i-technologies to this computer because it's now too outdated as well, but at least it works!
Okay, wow that went on a little longer than expected, so back to the new year. We finally chose a Bible verse for the year, before the new year! Hooray!
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. -1Corinthians 6:19-20 NIVThe New King James Version reads "glorify God with your bodies", which I like more. The point is, this year we're going to treat our bodies better, feed our bodies better, and ultimately (hopefully,) glorify God better. So our key word is "glorify". Does what we do, how we spend our money, treat others, treat ourselves, glorify God? That's our family verse for the year. I'm excited.
Next, I set a few personal goals for myself. In no particular order they are:
- Quit shopping online so darn much. I found it's a coping mechanism for me, to avoid dealing with immediate issues at hand. I also want to travel and this is a serious barrier to that dream.
- Quit all alcohol consumption at home. It does me no good. For starters, I begin my day behind on water. Second, its turned into another coping mechanism. Raising kids is hard work, but I chose it and I need to deal with it and live life more responsibly. Relying on an Italian red and not Christ when I'm overwhelmed is toxic. I look forward to adult beverages while on a date and/or out with friends!
- Get stronger. Develop muscle and stamina. It's not about being skinny, it's about being strong.
- Pace myself more. In everything.
- Get to know my daughters more. Life moves at a blindingly fast pace, and even though I homeschool, it's easy to lose perspective and remember what life is about. I want our daughters to remember the fun and the memories, not a stressed out mom who was always barking out orders.
- Surrender more. It is hard to wrap my head around the fact that God is interested in and cares about the mundane details of our lives, but He does. He wants us to ackowledge it and give it to him so we can move forward. A lot of times I get all control freak, bossy and moody because I don't feel like I'm in control of something, be it a situation, an emotion, you name it. Fear dresses up in many ways and I get ugly when I'm subconsciously driven by it, especially a fear of failure.
Happy New Year :)