I absolutely LOVE the start of a new year. There is just something about getting a fresh start. Thinking about what the year could possibly bring. I get inspired. I also clean. Yup. I spin into super cleaning mode. I don't what the deal is but I have this urge to clean the most insignificant things. This weekend I found myself cleaning things like candle holders and inside the toaster. Geez. Anyway, back to this year and not my cleaning obsessions, this year is also the start of a new decade. Can you say crazy?
A lot can happen in ten years. Just looking at my last ten puts it in perspective. I graduated high school, college, found the guy I had always been looking for and then married him. That's quite a few milestones in the last ten years. But when I started out at this time ten years ago all of that was unknown. Ok, pretty sure I knew I was going to graduate high school, but where was I going after that? Who knew? I certainly didn't. My life looks nothing like it did ten years ago. Couldn't even have imagined it.
So what will happen in the next ten? I have set my resolutions or I like to say goals instead (it gives me something to work toward and not be so strict). I usually pick a few in each area: physical, mental, spiritual, financial, career and family life and then write the steps necessary to make each goal happen.
Here are just a few health related goals that I will share so I don't bore you to death with all :)
Improve eating plan (I'm doing the yeast-free diet beginning January 1th for 30 days - if you're brave you can join me! We have an FB group and all.)
Switching cleaning chemicals out for non-toxic cleaning products
Train our dog Bo to be an inside dog (I'll fill you in on why later)
Be more encouraging to my husband
Spend more time in prayer
Get organized (boy do I need this one - I have such great aspirations, but alas...)
Like I said, these are just a few. My list is actually long and detailed, but I'm sparing you the pain. I just had to tell you that I'm excited. I can't say that I didn't enjoy 2009, but I just feel like I'm getting into my own skin, you know? Anyway, I wish you and your family a very happy New Year and hey, write down some of your goals. They have a better chance of being achieved.