Monday, January 12, 2015

A New Year and a Fresh Start

It's January. Time for a new year and a fresh start in life. Once again, we are scrambling to decide what resolutions we will make, how we will change our lives, and how to have the best year yet. We mean it this time; we will stick to those resolutions and complete them. This time we won't fail.

I haven't made any resolutions in a long time precisely because I never stick to them and I don't enjoy failing. The last two years, I participated in choosing one word for the year, and that's worked out fairly well. I may do that again, but I'm also setting some goals. This is a big challenge for me, because I have never been a goal-setter--likely due to my fear of failure. But because of an experience I had towards the end of 2014 with writing down my passions and gifts, I'm writing down five different goals that I'd like to reach this year:

To read the rest of this article, hop on over to The Laundry Moms, where I'm guest-posting today.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Recap of ComeAliveSeries

 Throughout 2014, my word for the year was "Alive" and I wrote on-and-off about it.  I wrote about a variety of different ways to think about being "alive" as well as experiences I had that made me feel alive. That theme is following me into 2015, and I am excited about what the year will bring for me personally and professionally. I have a few goals for the year (which I haven't made before) and for the most part, I feel great about the way my life is heading right now. I'm probably the most excited about being a contributor to the upcoming Zondervan NIV Devotional Bible For Women because it is my very first time being published. 

I haven't come up with a word for this year yet, though. I've thought about it a little, but nothing has yet stood out to me. Maybe I don't even need one this year.

So, that said, I'm retiring the #ComeAliveSeries. It served its purpose in 2014, but isn't going to be a focus in 2015. 

What are your plans for the upcoming year? Do you do one word, or set goals?