It is 2014. Y'all. I TURN 30 THIS YEAR.
I just need a moment to take that in. Thirty. It's like I'm almost an adult or something.
I mean this morning I caught myself wearing a robe and slippers and drinking coffee while I watched the Today show while feeding my daughter breakfast in her high chair. WHEN DID I BECOME THIS PERSON.
In all honesty, I'm not dreading it. More than anything, it's just bizarre. On my 20th birthday, Grant kissed me for the very first time. And now I'm going to be 30 and a whole heck of a lot has happened in the last decade. It does make me very excited to think of what the next decade might hold. (I'm well aware that my birthday is not till August but I'm having a moment here.)
So here we are in the year 2014. It's January 1st and it's time for me to set some goals. Maybe on December 31 I will be able to cross about 25% of these off of my list, if we're lucky.
1. Read more books.
2. Be more intentional in my friendships and relationships. I want to think of others before myself and think of ways to bless the people in my life.
3. Do more activities with Ellie throughout the week and not just stay in the house day after day.
4. PURGE. Get rid of stuff all the time. Throw stuff away. There are too many THINGS in this household and it's cluttering everything up and stressing me out.
5. Organize (this goes along with #4) and make this house more of a system. We have got to find a way to be more functional and not just throw things randomly in a closet and hope it stays on a shelf.
6. Do a load of laundry every single day. And fold it. And put it away. (The Lord can work miracles, y'all.)
7. Be more active. Find a way to get my heart rate up everyday.
8. Write. Write. Write.
9. Pray. Pray. Pray.
10. More date nights with Grant.
11. Spend less money.
12. Drink more water.
13. Keep my car clean. Because, ew.
14. Focus on my strengths more than my weaknesses. I have a tendency to hash out my flaws over and over again and compare myself to others. While I am not a super-mom who goes running everyday and feeds my child organic, mega healthy food and has a perfectly organized and well decorated home, telling myself that every day is not changing anything. Pondering on all the things I don't do well isn't helping anyone. But what I can focus on is that I love my people, I try really hard, and I'm confident that I can get better. And God is gracious. And I need to give myself a little bit of grace.
Two new books arrive on my doorstep tomorrow according to my package tracker from Amazon.com. So #1 on my list is off to a great start!