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January Reflections

How Did the Month Go?

 

So now that we are one month down into the new year, I thought I’d take a moment to think about what I wanted thirty-one days ago, and today. I re-read my Happy New Year post.  At the start of the month, I was really excited about the new plans and ideas I had.  Truth is, I’m still pretty excited about it.  I was thrilled with the idea of starting these new lists and plans.   I felt that I had it in me to do the hard work needed to complete these plans.  A fact that I’ve proven to myself.

I have started and made progress on three of my projects.  My books,  my desk, and the clothing.  These are the things that I’ve gotten started.  Which is more than it sounds.   My desk was a nightmare, I could barely use the keyboard, let alone find anything.  So tackling that was hard.  Thankfully I was able to get a handle on that.  I just have to finish it.  The papers I have to go through is crazy.   I’m quite proud of those accomplishments.

Now there are things I am still not happy with.  Like I didn’t do one bit of exercise.  That was something I wanted to do.  But never started it. In fact, when it comes to my health, all I’ve done is take my medicine.  Which really isn’t good.  I need to get back on the track I was, granted it wasn’t the most healthy.  But, it was better than not.   And not, is what this month has been with my exercise, eating, and health habits.

The debt cutting, which is something I wrote about on my other blog post, and I have to say that I’ve been taking some great strides on that front.  I have a lot of plans to deal with the debt our family has.  It’s just going to be a matter of time when those are dealt with completely.  Thankfully, Phil gets bonuses and that will help pay some of the student loans down.  That makes me so happy.  I have a plan and I’m happy that I’m sticking to it.

 

Another plan for the past month was to read the bible daily.  This goal is discussed in a ton of detail on my Journey of Faith blog.  But I have to say here, I did read 31 passages, I did write 30 passages.  That is a huge feat for me.

My month has been filled with snow days, cleaning days, projects, daily cleaning,  going to church, running around doing errands and such.  I’m proud that I haven’t been lazy, that I’ve been able to have fun.  That I feel like as a person, I’m growing.  So that has been my month.

 

that is all.

 


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Happy New Year 2018

New Beginnings

 

Whew, another new year.  Another set of new beginnings.  Another time of reset and start fresh. I am looking forward to this year. There are a lot of things on the horizon that seems really awesome.

Right now I’m still wrapped up in the excitement of new ideas, prospects, things to do.  It’s hard to not feel good.  It’s gonna take hard work to take the list and ideas and make them into reality.  But for the first time in a while, I feel like I have it in me to do the hard work.

That in itself is really exciting to me.

You might be wondering what is so exciting to me.  Well, one I have these goals and ambitions to learn more.  Just because I’m a college grad doesn’t mean that my learning should stop, and I miss learning.  I miss challenging myself to study.  I have set some goals for myself, like learning French and learning basics from my childhood.

I also have a goal of cutting debt out of my life.  There are things that just need to stop being so expensive.  There is no reason to spend so much money on things that just don’t matter.  So I will be finding ways to save money.  Learn to do more with less.   There is no reason that we are so quick to swipe the card.  I intend to do some yard sales to get rid of clutter, with the intent of all proceeds going to cut our debt.  Phil and I have been very loose with our spending habits.  It’s my goal to cut that.  It’s my goal to take more steps to pay off our debts.  Between credit cards and student loans, we are being strangled.  I intend to change that.  I just do.  While all of this is probably too much information, it’s just a goal that means so much to me.  This time next year I want to report that I have succeeded in getting cutting out all credit card debt.

The reason this means so much to me, is I want a new car.  My car is great.  Don’t get me wrong.  Great gas mileage.  It has been through a lot.  The only issue with my beloved car is that my family of five does not fit into it well.  Now when the hubby is at work, and one of the kids can sit up front it’s fine.  But when all three kids are in the back, it’s very bad.  Poor Haylie is tortured.  So if I can get out of all credit debt.  I could save and get a new car by this time next year.  It’s a long goal.  But I’m playing the long game with my money.

 

Other goals include getting my body to a point that I can withstand daily life.  Due to the health issues, I’ve been through I have every attention to give myself the resources to keep me healthy.  I don’t want to be super strength girl or anything.  Just healthy enough to be able to live a good life.  Yes. I want to lose weight.  I have a number in mind but the truth is I don’t care if I am a size two or twenty.  I just want to be able to run around with my kids.  Go on field trips and have a good time.  So there are reasons I need to get my body in order.

There are a bunch of other smaller goals that I’m excited about, but for tonight.  I’m going to leave it at this.  The year will be full of great things.  I’m excited to for this year.  Are you?

 

that is all.