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Jan 1, 2020

Good Morning, 2015

it seems a little crazy that 2015 is here already.  i rung in the new year last night with some of mine and aj's family, playing games and eating tons of food.  it was fun and perfect and now i'm ready to spend today in my pi's.

i'm not one for new years resolutions.  i like choosing a word for the year (2014's was teachable) and i like to make seasonal goals.  resolutions just feel so big to me...like i can't quite achieve them.  i think they overwhelm me.  i definitely have some goals for this year, but i need the small wins.  i need to set milestones that i know i have a shot at achieving.

i haven't quite decided on my word for this year, but i do know one thing.  i know that in 2015, i want to be sure to make time for taking a breath and resting.  my tendency is to be moving and busy all the time.  and now, with a wedding to plan, i have a feeling there will always be something on my to do list.  but these past few months have been some of the busiest of my life, and i've been learning how important it is to take care of myself, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

i received rachel's newsletter in my email inbox this morning and it was all about thriving and not just surviving in 2015.  and it made me realize how important it is to make intentional decisions to thrive. it's so easy to go into survival mode, (even easier when a family member is battling a serious illness).

but that's not what god wants for us.  he has made us to thrive, not merely survive.

so join me this year, friends!  let's be intentional with our personal lives, with one another, with our online spaces and our offline relationships.  let's thrive together.


  1. Love. So funny God has been speaking that very thing, thrive and not just survive into my heart a lot recently. I've been letting it dwell for a post. And oh wedding planning...so busy, but oh so many memories to make! Very exciting!

  2. Good message! Have a happy New Year!

  3. I do the same, Betsy, and like you I haven't figured out my word yet. Still praying on it :) Thank you for this sweet reminder to live with intention, and to thrive! xo!

  4. Yes! I'm trying my best to focus on that this year. Life is worth way more than simply surviving.

  5. Love this!! I'm like you .. resolutions never stick with me. I like goals better. This year is my first year to pick a word for the year and I love the idea. :) Happy New Year!

  6. Not a fan of new years resolutions either! I call them goals ;)


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