And if I'm honest, 2013 was THE YEAR for this old blog. I learned so much that year. I made so many great bloggy friends, had really consistent posts, and had an awesome time keeping it up. And then in 2014, I still wanted to keep it up, but frankly, I became less consistent. I got a new job. We picked up other social activities. Hubs got a new job. And especially in the last half of the year, I didn't even want to turn the computer on when I got home from work, much less turn it on to write meaningful things that people would read.
But, I really did love it. And so, I'm back where I started if you will - blogging for no one...again. I've actually got several things I'd like to share. (We've actually had a gingerbread house themed party, two weddings, and a newly painted laundry room ALL in December...well, the laundry room was Saturday night, but still.) I've been taking photos when I remembers and I have thought of so many things I'd like to talk about on Thrift for Today, but just haven't at at the computer long enough to write them out.
In fact, I got this nifty little planner from Target just before the new year, and I've written down several personal goals for the year, which I'm hoping will help keep me on track. I used to live by my handwritten planner, and have gotten out of the habit of keeping up with one.
The moral of the story though, is that I have it now, and I've made a list of several of my personal goals for the year. So, since I'm here, I might as well share the list with you...because what good is telling you about the list if I don't tell you the list, am I right?
Have a daily quiet time. I'd really like to read the Bible through this year, but for the goal, I thought it was important to clarify how I'd like to do that - through daily time in the Word.
Get to the gym at least 3 times/week. Because I really just have to. I know this will come as a huge shock, but your body changes when you go from being really active to working full time at a desk Monday through Friday. It doesn't happen all at once, and frankly, it's easy to avoid and just try to eat healthier. The fact is though, my body needs exercise and it needs it yesterday. I joined a gym less than a mile away from our house the week before Christmas, and I've been pretty consistently going...except that we've been out of town since New Year's Eve. But I'm hoping to get back there this week.
Blog at least twice/week. Again, this seems so simple. Start I blog, I thought. Write my feelings, I thought. Except sometimes it is just hard. I was doing a consistent MWF routine in 2013, but that just go to be too much last year. I'm hoping that I can get back into it this year, but for now, twice/week seems realistic to me (although I'm hopeful that some weeks might have a bonus feature).
Read at least 4 books. That's one/season so that should be realistic. A girl's got to have some non-screen time right? Also, I'm open to your suggestions for books.
Those are realistic, right? I've also got a list of goals for the house (painting the laundry room was on that list), and hubs and I will be sitting down in the coming weeks to create our family goal list of things we'd like to accomplish as a family.
So there it is. Post one of the new year. For you, if you're following along. For no one, if you're not. And for me, because I like to write.