01/08/18

2018 Resolutions

Resolute.

It’s to be admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering. It’s a quest; a journey.

And 2018, will be no different.

So, here are my 2018 Resolutions…

  1. To start each and every morning in His Word and in prayer.
  2. Cook at home more. Not so much eating out or take-out.
  3. Learn to use an Instant Pot.
  4. Re-read all 7 books of the Harry Potter series.
  5. Re-read all 7 books of the Chronicles of Narnia series.
  6. Read Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth. (this book is massive!)
  7. Visit 3 new states in the US.
  8. Plant a container garden on my back patio. Maybe even some fresh herbs!
  9. Finish my guest room. {Home ownership is such a process.}
  10. Save more money. Put a percentage of each check immediately into savings.
  11. Read 42 books this year. Cover to cover. No “did not finish.”
  12. Learn how to hand-letter.
  13. Blog (on average) at least 2 times per week, the whole year through.
  14. Get more regular therapeutic massages for overall spine and lymphatic health.
  15. Be more committed to my adrenal and thyroid health.
  16. Exercise more frequently, and establish a buddy system to stay accountable.
  17. Return to Walt Disney World.
  18. Take more pictures of every day life. Instagram is just the highlight reel.
  19. Become more comfortable in front of groups and improve in overall facilitation & presentation skills.
  20. Be a better housekeeper. Not my strongest suit.
  21. Journal more. At least once per week.
  22. Re-cover the chair/rocker in the living room.
  23. Join a Bible study or Precept study. Make time to study God’s Word with women who love the Lord. Be mentored, and be a mentor.
  24. Call or write to friends and family more frequently. Keep in close touch. They are what makes life worth living!
  25. Wear hats more often. I love hats, and think of them too infrequently.
  26. Be spontaneous and take advantage of mini-weekend adventures. Go & do!
  27. Hike Kennesaw Mountain.
  28. Take a tour of Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theater. So much to learn in my own home city!
  29. Host people in my home once per month= 12 times a year! Dinner, game night, to watch a movie or Netflix, to discuss a book, to bake, etc. Just invite them over and open the doors.
  30. Go to Canada with my family.

So, there you have it! Big dreams, big wishes, and a big heart ready to hold it all.

What are some of your 2018 Resolutions?!? Tell me… I’d love to hear them!

xoxo…

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01/05/18

MY 2017 at a glance.

2017 was quite a year!

It saw 2 of my greatest, greatest friends becoming mothers for the first time. 

Welcome to our sweet world Watson Bryant and Harper Elizabeth! You are loved & treasured!

It saw one of my life’s greatest adventures with my 2 very favorite people, Mom and Dad. Our journey from San Francisco, CA to Seattle, WA!

Beholding the rugged, rocky Oregon coast… And the majesty of the California Coastal Redwoods…

And, even to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle…

We experienced His love, grace, and beauty even more keenly this year while exploring His great creation!

And 2018 will see our grand tour of the Canadian Rockies and my very first trip (and hopefully not my last) to Canada! Can’t wait for that! Time to dust off the old Passport…

2017 saw one unforgettable season for my GA Bulldawgs…

Go Dawgs!!!

2017 also saw great travels, great learning, challenges, and new opportunities with my career at Chick-fil-A.

And I am far better here at the end of 2017 than I was at the beginning. These people, and this company, is far too good to me!

And 2017 was my first complete, first full-year in my little slice of Atlanta. I love being a homeowner, and it still shocks me how much I love living alone in this precious little brick town home.

Home-ownership has taught me so much about myself and has instilled such confidence! So grateful to the Lord for this gift!

And, in between all of this, was more love, laughter, grace, joy, learning, fulfillment, and contentment than one heart could hold!

He gives such good gifts, and all of our days are one of them.

So, bring it on 2018! Coming at ya!

xoxo…

 

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