Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A New Year is Coming

A new year is on its way. With 2015 on its way to a close this is usually the time of year for reflection, goal setting, and cleaning out closets.

We reflect on what we did, the memories we created, and milestones we reached. All of that should overwhelm us with a sense of accomplishment. Pride in the achievement and warmth of the memories and love that was shared. The only questions we should ask ourselves is how can I be better? What can I do to make this coming year better?

We look back at the goals we set. Did we hit them? Crush them? Did we even attempt them? This is not the time to beat yourself up, but once again, analyze what went right just how you planned. Keep that. What came close to happening? How can you make it better or what can you do differently? Lastly, what didn't you attempt at all? Was it impossible? Was it something that you even truly desired to reach? All of these things can be assessed for a better year to come.

Cleaning out those closets!! My husband will be so proud when I do this. He has already mentioned to me about how "wonderful" it will feel to find things you forgot about, give away things that you don't even wear, and just create space for the possibility of new things to come........ All I hear is CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET *insert eye roll, wall side, and mini tantrum*. I don't like it but I know my side of the closet is ridiculous and it probably turns his stomach every time my side of the door is open. And you want to know something, to be completely honest, it bothers me just a lil bit. Well more than that because I actually want to do something about it. 

I do have some fitness goals to reach this year. First is to start back running 3 times a week. I have only ran 1 time since October. ONE TIME! I did decide to take a break but this has become a hiatus. And it is just me and my love of sleep in the morning. No other excuse is necessary. The weather has been wonderful minus the small cold snap we had back in November maybe the early part of December... See it wasn't even long enough or cold enough to be memorable! Building muscle is on my list of things to achieve. I like the good parts to jiggle but everything else must leave. Definition in my arms and legs must return and running hundreds of miles is not going to make it happen. 

What are you doing to bring in 2016? Are you going to church to Praise the Lord thanking Him for another new year? An annual New Year's Eve extravaganza with sequins, confetti, and heels? Staying in for the night in your favorite PJs to watch the midnight countdown? 

Whatever it is that you decide to do be safe, enjoy yourself, and really appreciate the moment. It will be a day that we haven't seen before and a day that we will never see again. Relish in it! Enjoy it! Drink in all the little things that are happening. And not only on New Year's Eve but EVERYDAY! Set out each day with the desire to make it the best day yet!

Be Blessed