New Year, New Focus

Is it weird to say that I want to refocus on some things this year? No, because that’s what everyone else is doing? Only they’re calling them resolutions?


I won’t call them resolutions, because I’m terrible at them & break them within the first week of making them. Last year I swore I was going to run more. Um. Hahahaha. Nope, that didn’t happen. I wanted to spend more time with  my head buried in a good book. That kind of happened. I read something like 75 books last year. Goodreads will tell you it’s 79, but go home, Goodreads, you’re drunk.

This year, I plan to focus on putting my phone down. On not working all the time. On playing with my boys while they’re boys because they won’t want me to play with them for much longer. I’m determined to read through the Bible in a year like I said I would way back in 2011. And my quiet time has to become a front runner in my life. I may go insane otherwise. I want to enjoy my family & not cry so many frustrated tears. I want to spend more time with my friends. I’m going to work on having more grace with my boys, by being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry [shout out to James for his excellent advice in chapter 1!].

I really want to focus on running, on not feeling bad on the days when I don’t have time to do it, but not making excuses when I do have the time. And honestly, that might mean making time by becoming a [shudder] morning person. If I have to get up at 5 AM to take care of my well being, isn’t it worth it?

I want to focus on writing more here, whether that means a quick post from my phone at karate/swimming/soccer/tball or taking an hour or so each week to schedule a few posts. This blog has never been about just me, it’s been about my boys & my family. I need to keep better track of the fun things we do, because I certainly can’t remember most of it a few weeks later!

The relationship I share with my husband is going to be a top priority this year, too. Gone will be the days of panic because we can’t find a babysitter when we want to do something fun [alone] together. We have a great group of girls in our youth group & they love kids. I’d feel honored to be able to bless them with some spending cash for a couple of hours of sanity with M.

Here’s to 2014. Let’s make it a great one.

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