Happy New Year, friends!
It’s still acceptable to wish people a Happy New Year, right? Is there a cut-off rule, like “you can’t wear white after Labor Day”? “You can say Happy New Year until February”? I like that, we’re going with that.
We had a really great Christmas. Even though I was down and out with a sinus infection (one that I’m still not over, thanks a lot, body…), we had a great weekend. After Christmas, we spent about a week in St. Louis with David’s family, which I always love. We went to the Winter Classic hockey game, which was probably the most enjoyable outdoor sporting event I’ve been to because I could feel every single one of my limbs the WHOLE GAME! It was so mild outside, it was great. It almost softened the blow of spending $13.50 on
trash beer Michelob Ultra. Almost.
Now we’re home and getting back into the swing of things, adjusting to a new year. 2017. Every January, I set a resolution for myself. Actually, it’s more like a laundry list of them. Eat better, workout five times a week, drink more water, floss EVERY night, blah blah blah. Without fail, I’m overwhelmed by my list by…February, if I make it that long. So instead, I thought I’d do something different this year. I’m choosing a word. A word that will serve as my theme for the year, something I can try to incorporate into every part of my daily life.
I’m realizing that I am sort of terrible at being consistent. I have such great ideas and goals for myself, but I’m not always the best at getting the wheels in motion. Things come up in life, because it’s life, and my ideas and goals often get pushed aside. So this year, I want to be consistent. In my relationship, in my work, in my blog, in my friendships, in my health. I want to hold myself accountable and let myself get to the big goals. I want to put more consistency and heart into my friendships and my communication with friends (I am the world’s absolute worst texter). I want to be more consistent in my relationship with David. I want to be more consistent in my blog and my goals here. I want to be consistent in bettering myself and strengthening my body (and yes, that DOES mean more water and maybe less pizza…) I want to be consistent in my self-care. I want to be consistent and present in my life.
We have some big dreams for this year. Something tells me 2017 is going to be a really good year for us. So here we go!
What would your word for 2017 be? What are your goals for this year?