I've never made new year resolutions and I probably never will.
However, this year, I do have some goals.
I've had a lot of realizations in the past year.
I've always been a person who has wondered- what is God's purpose/plan for me? I assumed that there would be some "ah ha" moment.
God has spoken to me a lot in the last year, and I realized that there may never be a moment like that.
I am not called to be a missionary, to be in charge of a program/ministry at church, or to be a teacher.
I believe He wants me to be me and to be a friend and share His love however I can. He wants me to be a mother and a wife in the best way I can be through Him.
Truly, these things are the desires of my heart. Family and friends mean the world to me.
A hard realization for me in the last year or so has been my words.
I've always been one to have a short temper and a quick tongue.
Let me tell you, those two things have never once benefited me or others.
Also? Can we also talk about how I spend my time? This one is hard to admit, but I'm a slave to social media.
So what are these goals for 2014 and beyond? Most of this I have already began working on, so this is really a continuation of goals.
Re-structure how I spend my time.
-----spending more time praying and reading the Bible
-----keeping my home clean and in order
Invite friends into our home.
-----i want our friends to feel welcome here
-----I want my home filled with joy and laughter
Continue to keep myself organized.
----I work better when things are planned out
Schedule one-on-one time with Tim and the kids.
Get active and drink more water.
Find ways that I can help others.
Speak kinder at home and no yelling.
Finish organizing our recipes and photos.