Welcome to 2017! It’s the year I turn 30, and I think it’s only appropriate that my husband had to wake me up to count down to the new year. This is 30, and I’m okay with that.
Because I’m a sap, I am one of those people who feel that turning the page in the calendar to January 1 is a magical experience. While every day is a new day and all, I appreciate the push to start fresh and set new goals.
So here goes: my 2017 word of the year is:
I recently read the book Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst. In one chapter, she references the concept of abundance vs. scarcity. It’s the difference in perspective between believing that there is enough for everyone, and believing that everyone has their own piece of one pie. If you are constantly worried about getting your piece of the pie (Fear of Missing Out?), you end up in a rat race you can’t win.
This also feeds so well into how we view God. Is he a God who pits us against each other? Or does he steadily provide what we need? Does he want us to be in a desperate panic to get things, or does he want us to trust him and feel confident?
This year, I want to walk steadily with God. I want to trust that what he provides is enough for me. Therefore, I don’t have to worry about what someone else is or isn’t getting compared to me. I truly believe that viewing life this way will help me to live more securely, and feel more close to God.
I also have a few more specific goals this year:
Spiritual: To start Bible journaling, speak in scriptures to encourage others, hospitality, and start a women’s wellness group.
Personal: Learn hand lettering, spend down time more productively (i.e. not just watch TV), minimize, spend time being present with my family.
Business: To actually send emails to all you lovely people on my list! Also to build up a community for moms on various platforms.
Lastly, you know the terrifying thing about sharing goals and dreams on your blog? They are now out in the open for anyone to see. Including the people you know in real life who read it. But I’m going to see it as an opportunity for accountability. You can hold me to it (pun intended).
So what are your goals, dreams, plans, and/or words for 2017?