A post for the New Year 

December was tough. I tended to reach for comfort food and overate at parties.  I was working on Physical Therapy for my knee, so I didn’t do all the workouts that I really wanted to do. I was very saddened by the loss of some of my favorite celebrities and artists and the junk in the news (disappointed by the Election and deeply saddened by the tragedy all over the world).  I was homesick and hormonal and emotional, waiting for that Christmas miracle of Pregnancy, only to be dashed yet again.

I had a fabulous birthday getaway in Palm Springs! We decided to get tickets for my sister’s destination wedding in Mexico in April!  I pet sat and enjoyed a Cousin Christmas and New Years and date nights and drinking! I shouldn’t complain!  I did get some workouts in. 

I just now feel it’s time to go Paleo!

My word for this year? BELIEVE.

I tend to doubt and get down, so my way of coping is being a hopeless romantic and idealist who is optimistic about life to cover up the negativity.

Good books that I want to read or finish!:

In Due Time, Caroline Harries

Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist

The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp

When God Doesn’t Fix It, Laura Story

I still am reading a couple E book novels…;)

These are not really resolutions, just things I’m reminding myself to work on:

More breathing, less doing/eating

More reading, less screen time

More loving me, less negative self talk

More of Him, less of me

More “Thanks!” Less “Sorry” 

More time with Lefty less iPhone/TV

More prayer less chatting

More God less of my own self

More debt paid less junk

More date night less girls night

More girls night less me time

More hiking less lounging

More JESUS less social media

More Scripture less News

More church less gossip

More worship less talk radio 

More stretching less tension

More Heaven less secular

More Holy Spirit less politics 

More books less articles

More loving, less critical complaints

More social justice less shopping

More donating, less to clean!

More listening less advice 

More family time less binging at parties

More exercise less sitting

More vegetables less starch

More water less sugar 

More meditation less clutter
Oh and “Don’t take any $&/+!”;)

Happy New Year! I am so thankful!

I’m a plannin’ to!

Here are my plans, goals, hopes and dreams for the New Year.
I am in agreement with:
My husband finding a new job.
Learning to not say sorry(bad habit)& feeling overly responsible and letting go of past hurts and unnecessary guilt(long life goal)
Eating clean, whole foods(January I want to try Whole 30/paleo), less processed.
Blogging about once a week
Keeping clean nails and stop chewing cheek(nervous habits)
This year will be the year of faith and hope. I have studied joy, wisdom, serenity, but now I need to step out of my fearful worries and take new leaps of faith, actively waiting and resting.
I want to start a family, play more piano, sing more, and get a dog, but those aren’t the circumstances that will make me happy. I am happier, healthier, and less stressed when I wake up, meditate, exercise, work, eat healthy, and stretch before sleep. I am learning peaceful contentment no matter what state (California, hungry, tired, whatever state!:)) I am in!
Thankful and hopeful. Happy New Year everyone!