I’ve been waiting for you-mainly because I love 7’s and it is an important birthday for me each time you roll around. This is my to be 40th year-and so I deem it the year of Callie.
A new year-the same me….but different. I don’t like to make resolutions-I chose to make goals. I’ve tried to focus on 4 key areas yearly so let’s go.
- Self-What do I want to do with myself. I must say staring doing the big 4-0 has made me really think about what I want to finish and see while I’m still in this amazing place. How do I want to feel….what do I want to see. I want to be mindful of what goes into my body because it’s what will carry me through and I haven’t treated it well….small steps. I’m a Dr. Pepper addict and I stopped buying them and bringing them into my house-it hurts and I can still have one when I’m eating out but….it hurts. It’s small to start and encouraging. I want to be more faithful. During these times of having a little at home it’s hard and tireless but I have started reading a daily devotional for Catholic Moms and it’s amazing. Just enough to remind me where my heart and thoughts should be. I also want to be encouraging. I want to be that person who when my friends are troubled hear encouragement from me and a listening ear not judgement or unwanted advice.
- Family-I want us to be present more and spend time making memories. We have made our fifty nifty challenge a reality and have just come back from California and will be headed to Tennessee before you know it. I want to collect memories-good ones and sucky ones. I want to see all the places and do all the things with them.
- Financial-I want to make better choices-our moms group just had a financial session and I have to say it put things into perspective. The saying “Just because I can-doesn’t mean I should” stuck with me. Stuff is stuff and debt hurts. I have been in both places and fully understand the cripple of being in debt and the freedom of being debt free. One dollar is one dollar and every tiny dollar helps.
- Spiritual- I want to be a better Catholic. I want to show up. I want to say my prayers. I want to feel the freedom of knowing His promise and loving His people-all of them-all of the time-especially the unlovable.
Friends I pray this year is amazing for you. I hope you nail down a goal and accomplish it and if not I hope you learn from it. I hope you know how loved you are. I hope you remember that someone remembers and holds you dear. This year is after all like Anne of Green Gables says “Fresh with no mistakes”. Let’s do this!