A few days before the New Year came, I was thinking about what I wanted to focus on this year. I like to pick one word to focus on as an overall goal, and then set specific monthly goals to work on. I don’t like to force the word, but rather let inspiration guide.
As I was decluttering my room the word: CONNECT came to me. And I felt so excited that this needed to be my word.
I want to CONNECT this year!
Connect with God on a deeper level–more meaningful scripture study, lots of temple attendance before the baby
Connect with my children- try to spend at least 5 minutes each day one on one with my kids doing what they want to do and making sure I go on a date with them once a month
Connect with Brandon- we could both work all hours of the day on different projects, but I want to make sure we have meaningful dates planned and time to just be together, working or playing.
Connect with Others- I’ve discovered that I’m an introvert at heart. So it’s easy for me to stay in my little circle of life where it’s comfortable. But this year, I want to connect with others better, too!
Here’s to a new year!
And as a recap of my 2017 word: Courage and Confidence– I’ve come a long way! Living abroad was a great step back to reevaluate life and priorities. But it was also very hard coming home to our life here. We were changed, but our life here hadn’t. So it was a big adjustment to come home and find our place again. And this summer, depression and anxiety hit. Now that I’m out of it (for now!) I noticed that I wasn’t myself. I started exercising consistently, eating better, and making time to fill my bucket so I could give to others. Those little things have helped make me feel more confident and courageous. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m happy with the progress!