New Years, Goals, Rainbow Chasing, and Grace

We are two days out from January 1st and a new year. Can you believe it?! 2015 has flown by like no other. Time, please stand still.

I haven’t really decided if I want to make any new year’s resolutions yet. I did last year, and wasn’t so great at sticking with them even with a plan mapped out.

I’m a goal oriented person, so I’m always making goals for myself even without a new year to spur me on, but new beginnings are always hopeful and nice.

What if we made more realistic goals for ourselves? Like, eat allllllll the donuts. Watch allllllll the shows. Sleep allllllllll the sleeps. I mean, wouldn’t life be easier and for once you’d feel like you accomplished all that you set out to do? ;)

Anyways…….I’m sure I’ll be making some goals, but I’m going to try to make them stretching while keeping them realistic for myself.

I won’t be cutting sugar (nasty, horrible stuff) out of my diet, and I won’t be exercising (nasty, horrible stuff) every day, but I’ll try to limit the amount of both and find a healthy balance.

I probably won’t read my Bible every day, but I’ll try to read it most days.

I probably won’t be hopeful, grateful, and determined all the time but I’ll try to be hopeful, grateful, and determined most of the time.

I’m working on some business goals, and I know I’ll succeed at some and fail at some, and I’ll have to work really, really hard to give myself grace. And I’ll probably mourn a little and pass out when I turn 30 this year and realize I haven’t become Martha freakin’ Stewart yet. Although I’ll pass on the jail time, thank you.

I’m excited for the new year and a little scared of it. I mean, I thought I was going to stay in my twenties forever and be wildly successful. Again, Time, please stand still. Maybe this will be the year I find the fountain of youth and the pot of gold. ;)  (If you need me, I’ll be out chasing rainbows)

As I’m sitting here writing to you, I’m thinking that this year, I’m going to focus on the word grace. This past year I’ve focused a lot on gratitude and having mastered it, it’s time to move on. Just kidding, about the gratitude that is. ;)

I need the grace, though to accept that God’s plans and timing are better than my plans and timing. So, thanks for letting me sit here and ramble with you. It’s bringing me perspective and ideas.

What about you? Are you making some goals? I’d love to hear them and be inspired by you and maybe you can help me decide on some goals that I should have for the new year.

I hope your soaking in the last little bit of this holiday season and enjoying those you love! I can’t wait to hear from you!