2018 Resolutions

I'm a sucker for resolutions.

There have been very few years that I didn't post my yearly resolutions at this space. Tomorrow... or today if you're reading this... I get to do my favorite thing, open a clean planner and start fresh.

So what are my plans for the new year?


1. Take 30 minutes to work out at least 5 days a week. 


This has been a rough one for me. For starters as soon as I was getting in my mama groove I changed grade levels and consequently changed my afternoon energy level.

I think I've gotten back on top of that. So I want to take time to workout in some capacity this year, I started doing this in January 2017, but I'm just continuing it. You could basically call this the year of muscle building. Last year I was easing back in, this year I'm easing the weights back in.

2. More white space. 


I'm guilty when it comes to saying yes when I don't mean it. This year, I am saying no.

No I'm not doing whatever, I'd rather hang out with my kid and husband. We are only alive for so long and babies don't keep, so I'm pulling back and not feeling guilty about it.

I kinda sorta started this at the end of 2017, but I'm keeping it rolling.

3. Figure out how to bible journal on my own. 


No, I'm not getting a bible you write in and coloring it all up. I don't have time for that.

What I'd like to do is learn to study on my own, or at least feel confident in doing so. I'm such a study follower, I like things written out for me. This year I'd like to take advantage (more so than I've been doing) of my husband's Logos software he uses for seminary and study more in depth on my own without the aid of a premade study.

4. Aquire a tea set. 


This might sound strange. I get it. You could basically say I collect server ware at this point.

I have this image in my head of drinking coffee or tea with a cute little set that matches. Not coffee mugs. Tea cups. Saucers. A two tier tray for cookies. Maybe a doilie.

Jeremy and I already like to sit and drink coffee or tea together, and going into ministry this could be an easy hospitality thing.  It would be easy to break out the set for coffee or tea if someone came by and would be much more special than just my plain white Target mugs.

I have visions of Blue Arden pattern cups in my head.

This is half Jeremy and Emily at home date idea and half making people who come over feel like their coffee is special.



Four is a good number right? Half of 8. 2018.

You get it.