This is the new year.

In case you have not heard, it’s now 2016.


I have to say, I was sad to see 2015 go. It was a fun one. But, I have high hopes for this new year.

I’m one of those people who loves making new year resolutions, but I’m also a firm believer that sometimes you have to take a few days to feel out the new year before making said resolutions. Ten days in, I can say that I probably don’t need to make any huge life changes because I’m just not feeling that determined in 2016.

So, I’m standing by three big resolutions, and then coming up with varying monthly goals.

Here are my “BIG 3”:

  1. “Sabbath” every Sunday. What does this mean? Basically, I want to spend some time every Sunday with the Lord, praying for my people, confessing the ways I’ve failed the previous week, and asking God to keep my focus on Him in the coming week. I started “Sabbathing” a few years ago, and it has been a really healthy thing for me. This certainly isn’t the only time I spend with the Lord throughout the week, but it is carved out quality time that helps me refocus my heart before the dreaded Monday morning rush.
  2. Try something new every month.
  3. Finalllllllllllllly finish Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Think I started this book five—maybe six—years ago. Still not done. This WILL be my year.

In terms of monthly goals, here’s what I’m aiming for in January:

  1. Invite at least one person to dinner at my house (Also, learn to cook—no biggie).
  2. Read at least two books for fun.
  3. Write my Christmas “thank you’s” in cursive, because both thank you’s and cursive are lost arts.

Moving on.

I am currently watching the Golden Globes. Must admit, I’ve watched very few of the TV shows/movies that are up for awards, so let’s just talk fashion. All the ladies looked stunning, but these were my favorites:

I’m a sucker for a good jumpsuit, so Taylor Schilling in that glitter onesies was pure gold in my eyes. What do you think?

Hope life is peachy for you this 10th day of January. If not, just think—only 62 days to daylight savings time.


Currently listening to “Holding On For life” by Ellie Goulding

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