“B’s” for the New Year

Don’t you just love the start of a New Year? Something about a new and fresh is exciting to me. It helps that so many other bloggers are of the same mindset. I love reading posts about goals, planning, organizing and words of the year. It just gets me pumped!

sharing my heart

I have been thinking, planning and organizing myself. I’ve thought about a word for the year but I’m not sure about that. But, as I was planning this weekend a few words came into my mind. The two that stand out the most were others and refocus. I thought those were defining for my life and this blog. My desire is to make this little blog more focused out to others and in order to do that I’m refocusing. This is my hope for 2017 that I will focus outward to others while sharing my heart with you in new and different ways.

What’s on my heart right now?

1. Blogging is on my heart and mind a lot right now. The {refocus} is in full swing and it’s funny how post ideas are constantly going through my head. I’m excited and refreshed after taking a break last summer. As I slowly started to regain my footing in the fall, I realized I wanted to re-brand with a new name that really fits where I want to go. Although I love style and creating style posts, it’s not my only love. I think I’m about done tweaking for now as I’ve tried to put everything in understandable categories. I still would like a new theme but that will be in the future. Not today, as I used to say to my students.

2. Beachbody is also on my heart. I feel as though I’m starting get my rhythm as a coach. I really want to help people create a healthy life and be fit. The older I get, the more I wish I would have started working out when I was younger. I wish I knew 10 years ago what I know today about the horrors of the food industry. For me, I hope to be helping lots of people {others} this year to achieve their health and fitness goals.

3. Beautycounter entered my life in late 2016. I was googling about safer skincare and it popped up. I read some posts and reviews which made me curious. I reached out and a consultant got in touch with me pronto. I met up with her and received a basket of items to try. I was super impressed with her and the product lines, which included skincare and cosmetics. They had a fabulous Black Friday sale and I placed an order. I am beginning to see some freshness in my skin which I believe is a direct result of less toxins in their products. More refocusing on the healthy lifestyle means not just food and exercise but removing other toxins from my life.  Here’s my product reveal video.

 

4. Bible {listed last but really the most important} reading is something I have slacked off in lately. Truth is I really need to refocus here. If I’m being honest and sharing my heart, I can tell that my heart has gotten hard to lots of things because I have not been letting the Lord soften it. This has got to change. I’m thinking about this verse lately from Luke because I’m appalled by some of what I’ve heard come out of my mouth. For me I’m off to work on my heart, which needs time with the Lord and some refocusing.

...for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

~ Luke 6:44-45

Have the BEST day, friends!

Carrie

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  • Great post! I'm all about refocusing too. I'm blogging about it this week as well. And I'm starting Health Bet today with Beachbody today as well! My friend is a coach and I've been doing 21 day fix challenges with her for a year now. Tough, but worth it!
    • Yay! for getting fit and refocusing. Your words are encouraging to me. I hope the New Year is a great one for you!
  • Love this post! Great video. I'm totally ready to refocus in some areas, too. Mary www.marymurnane.com
    • Thank for the stopping by Mary and the sweet encouragement. I hope your refocusing is a success. Happy New Year, pretty lady!
  • These are such great focuses for you and I can tell you are already working towards them! I have a question for you about the charcoal bar that I won from your Facebook party. Does it dry your skin out for awhile? I've started using it every once in awhile like Beth recommended but my face has been SO dry lately. It's normally dry this time of year but it seems abnormally so. I can't tell if it's just me or if the charcoal could be contributing.
    • I have been using mine everyday and I haven't noticed being dry BUT I'm also using the oils on my face and that might make all the difference. I know this is such a hard season for dry skin. If I were you, I might tuck it away until Spring. Save your skin because it's gorgeous!
  • I am finding my focus again this year too Carrie! We share many of the same focuses. Excited to follow along this year. Brooke Pumps and Push-Ups
    • Hi Brooke! Hope your year is off to a fabulous start! Looking forward to reading about your world this year. Be blessed!
  • I love hearing your sweet voice. I just started a new face regimen, so if that doesn't work out I'm definitely going to give this a try! I love your words for the year.
    • Thank you, friend! That encourages me because I have wondered about my voice. I want it to be sweet and kind so I will work to that end. Can't wait to see you!
  • Living on Cloud Nine
    I love your B's and I'm adding one...BEAUTY.... because that is what you are through and through, remember that each and every day!!
    • Thank you, sweet one! You made me tear up!
  • you are the BEST. Can't wait to see you this year.
  • I think these are all great B-words for the year, and I love that everything centers around refocusing and others. Also, I love the new look and name of your blog, I think it's a great fit for you!!
  • You have such a beautiful heart, and I'm so glad to call you a friend. Looking forward to this new year!