2015 – Excited for the New Year

Happy New Year Friends!!

With the new year here, I have been taking the time to reflect and think about what I want to do in 2015. Every year, my dad gets the family together to explore and set goals on what we want to do in the upcoming year. This year, not living at home anymore, D and I brought it upon ourselves to keep this habit going. It’s great to reflect and see what I want to accomplish this year. At church today, in our pastor’s sermon he reminded us of how we are to trust our new year into God’s hands. It is such an awesome reminder that no matter what happens, God is always with us. So I am excited to entrust 2015 to God.

Here are some of my goals for 2015.

1. Spending more time with God. We discussed in our fellowship the other night about setting up a routine or a rhythm in our lives with how we spend time with God. I am encouraged to dwell more in God’s presence. Taking time away from the busyness of life and to have that quality time with God. I am still figuring out ways that I can do this, but my friends have encouraged me to explore areas where I can find delight and rest in God. As I figure this out, I will definitely share with you.

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you”

James 4:8a

2. Becoming more healthy through exercise and eating well. This is an important goal of mine as after my wedding I have stopped working out and I definitely feel the effects of not having that healthy area in my life. I feel more tired and more lazy in general. So with this new year, I know it won’t be easy and I will have to take baby steps to get back into it, but I am ready. I really enjoy doing the Blogilates workouts and her workout calendars are awesome. To start off I am going to do her new beginners calendar. I completed her first one before and thought trying her new one would be a great way to get back into it. Eating well will be another goal of mine as D and I are slowly learning how to cook. We are trying to meal plan more so we buy the appropriate food and don’t waste any like we have been doing. I will definitely share with you our cooking adventures.

3. Working on my creative side. This year, I want to keep working and writing on this blog. This blog is such a great outlet for me to share my thoughts, adventures and all the different things I am learning from God. I also want to continue to work on DIY projects and continue to explore new baking recipes which of course I will be sharing on this blog.

4. Budgeting – as some of you know, I had try to blog about my free spend purchases last year and to keep a blog about my budget. Unfortunately I only made through January 2014. This year, I am going to try again. So look forward to that post in the near future.

Thanks for taking the time to read through some of my goals. I am thrilled to start this new year and to see what God has in stored for me.


ps: I will be taking a break from posting Music Mondays starting tomorrow as I am exploring new areas I can blog about. I will still post songs that I like in future blogs but for now there won’t be any official Music Mondays. Thanks for the support.


Happy New Year — 2014

Happy New Year!!

2014 begins. Wishing you all a wonderful new year filled with many surprises, excitement and blessings from God. May we draw closer and seek Him and deepen our journey with Him in this new year.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29: 11-13 (NIV)