Most years, I usually make pretty specific goals, like run X amount of miles, or read X number of books, etc., but, this year? I just want to be the better version of myself. I want to get things DONE this year! I want all the good things for myself, my friends, and my husband. So instead of making super specific goals, I just decided to make a small (loose) list of a few things I want to work on.
Paying off our debt is a huge one (and maybe wouldn't consider this a loose one...whoops!). As of Monday, there is a check in the mail to pay off our FIRST loan in full, and I can't tell you how AMAZING it feels! I mean, we're already on our way to pay off loan #2. It's so, SO exciting.
Capturing beauty. Essentially, my camera and I are going to get some quality time together, so I want to spend it doing some pretty amazing things. I want to capture more emotion, more love, not "poses" or something to replicate from Pinterest. I want to get to know my couples more, what makes them smile, what makes them tear up, what makes them laugh insanely loud. I can't wait to see the couples we meet in the next year, and also see more of the couples we already have in the books.
Inspire others. I want to write more from my heart, and less for what seems "blog appropriate". The harsh reality is that most of the time the apartment is a mess, some nights I break down and cry for no reason, and there's always laundry to be done...and sometimes, that's okay! If I can handle sticky situations in life with grace and acceptance, I hope that inspires others to be optimistic.
Love harder. I think that sometimes giving up the little amount of me time that I might get this year, is crucial. My husband should be my priority, and dating him is something I don't want to miss out on. I want to show him, and everyone else that's important to me, just HOW important they are to me! I want to send more letters, make more phone calls, and just love my people harder.
|throwback to our college days when we fell in love pretty hard.|
Read more (and write more). In wanting to do this, I've started a whole-year Bible plan that I'm excited to continue diving into. Other than my Bible, I'd like to read more in general. I love fiction romance, mystery, thrillers, etc...so I want to make more time for those type of books, oh, and more bubble baths. When I say "write more" I don't mean here on the blog...I have the prettiest yellow leather journal, the same one I wrote my wedding vows in, and I have been neglecting it lately. I want to write more personal stuff in there, my prayers, my worries, etc. That will be so amazing to look back on when I'm about 80 years old.
Trust God. This is my biggest one. I'm excited to dive deeper into my faith, pray more, and even take a few chances in the coming year. I don't always know where life is going to take me, or why things happen the way they do...but I've got a God who works behind the scenes and I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us.
What's your #1 goal for this year??