The new year has started & it is a month of beginnings. The days & weeks lie ahead of us like a blanket of fresh snow: clean, unmarked, & waiting for us. Too often we rush into the new year with a long list of resolutions & plans, only to burn out or give up in frustration a few weeks, or, in some cases, a few days later.
I was like this. I would make sincere resolutions every December as I prepared for the year ahead only to get caught up in the busyness of life & soon forget all my good intentions. Then, one year, I decided to try something different.
Instead of pushing myself to make long range plans for the year ahead during the hectic Holiday season, I now spend January developing my plan for the new year. Yes, I know we traditionally begin our resolutions on the first, however, I am not traditional. I believe in doing things the way they work best for me & my family. By taking the month of January to set my goals & create a tentative schedule for them, I find I do a better job of sticking to my plan. This also gives me the opportunity to do my research. I watch online, through social media, to see what areas of life women are focusing on in the new year. This allows me to gear my goals to help other women meet theirs.
This month, my focus is on beginnings. I am sharing ideas & tips to help you set your own goals, create your own plan. God has given me a challenge for 2019 & I am rising up to accept it. This new year looks to be an exciting one. Maybe not an easy one but definitely not a boring one. I hope you join me on the journey. I can’t guarantee where we’ll end up but I do know we’ll have fun along the way!
Each month, I plan to have a theme. This month’s is Beginnings. Each week, I’ll focus on an aspect of the theme, breaking the topics down into smaller parts which I’ll post on my blogs. In addition, to help you retain your focus, I’ll be recording each post, with perhaps a few additional thoughts thrown in & sharing those in my podcast & on YouTube. If you ever have any questions, just contact me or add a comment to the specific post.
I think that’s all for now. I look forward to spending the year with you as we all develop a better idea what god has planned for our lives!