oh my, is it really july? the flipping of the new year feels like it was just yesterday. or maybe it really was 6 months ago. ya know what? it was. it really was and i’m not going to say that time just flew by. that isn’t what was supposed to happen. i was supposed to ENJOY the days…each one. and i did, i really think i did.
so what did i accomplish? and what about those new years goals? oh me? i didn’t make them because i have learned over the years that i never follow through and then what’s the point. it just feels like a waste of time to say i’m going to exercise and eat right and blah blah blah when i know in two months i’m going to be guzzling hot chocolate and pumpkin pie like it’s the only thing keeping me alive.
but one little word? that i can handle. it encompasses so much. so many possibilities. yet again, what have i done with it? honestly, not much here on the blog. but in my real and everyday life, i have enjoyed all the potty training and the whining and the questions about puberty. it’s the journey that i ENJOY. the stuff that makes our life unique.
but other than photos of the things i’ve tried to capture, what do i have to show for myself and this one little 5-letter word? nothing really. a post here and a post there. i’ve written the word on my post-it board at work and i’ve decorated wooden letters in my house. that’s all really.
i kinda need more. this is not a typical nesting time for me; summer. i’m usually crafting or basking in the sun. but i’m kinda feeling the need for something tangible. something to do. something with intention.
then this happened. and i appreciate God’s timing in these little things…
let me set the stage…i joined twitter (groan) so i could follow @shereadstruth (inspiring). stumbled upon @elsieblaha (swoon) because of this tweet.
hmmmm, goal setting, you say? it’s like she was saying, “try it, try it and you may. try it and you may, i say.”
when i clicked on the link to this blog post…my mind went in a million places when i saw her picture.
eeeeek, her word for the year and monthly goals in picture form. ohmygoodness i NEED to do this! and He totally knew it.
so i snapped my pic and added a list of all the things i have on my mind for the month.
bike rides (more more more). fruits + veggies (many more and more often). the treadmill (i have shows on my iPad that i can watch while i walk or run. there is no excuse). summer movies (matt and i are excited about the dark knight and others!). the busyness (the middle to end of july is getting packed with driving and camping and summer camp and school prep. i shall enjoy!). work life (it’s a slow(er) time at the office and this allows me to rethink and reorganize my priorities). date nights (we have at least one planned for sure). making shop stuff (i’ve been motivated to take my etsy shop more seriously. we’ll see how that goes). surrendering (i’m doing a 21 day bible study from #shereadstruth and shereadstruth.com . i’m a tough sell usually, but i feel the need to open up more, to Him and to the Word. i will ENJOY this even if it makes me vulnerable.). some alone time (if i need to nap, i will nap. if i want to scrap, i will scrap. just want to really do what my heart wants to do when alone time presents itself instead of wasting it.).
so there’s my july goal list. ready and waiting for me to ENJOY. today, marking the first day of the final six months of the year, i will ride my bike and eat fruits + veggies. check it!
have you set, failed or accomplished any of your goals? please tell me i’m not alone here!