Well, the first week of January is here and everything new has begun. New plans, new goals, new clothes, new fitness plan, new eating plan, new reading plan. You name it and it’s probably new. I’m right there in the middle of it and hoping this is the year for me to thrive.
This year I’m also hoping to go 12 for 12 and make it every month to the Currently link-up with Anne in Residence. Best way to finish well is start well. Today it’s time to start well!
Starting: My husband and I are starting to particpate in a marriage group. It’s called re|engage. To be honest I haven’t shared much of the struggles we’ve had for several years. We addressed some in the last seven years but now is the time to face the music and dig deep. For those of you with a spouse who has seved overseas in a combat zone, I trust you understand that experience changes a person.
Hoping: Oh how I have hopes for 2018.
Scheduling: I have this goal of embracing some new hobbies this year. Currently I’m trying to schedule a cooking lesson to learn how to cook a fabulous French meal. Hopefully, that will all come together this month.
Reading: I’ve started making my list and I’m checking it twice with the books I want to read this year. I have a goal to read 1-3 books each month. I’m a slow reader so I know I’ll need to give myself grace when I fall short. For now, I’m in the middle of reading The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski but since I was able to snag an e-book from the local library I’m putting it down so I can read The Happiness Project by Gretchan Rubin.
Playing: One thing I love to play is Chinese Checkers. I learned from my grandma when I was young. I actually had her old board but let it go in our big move because it was warped. I have lamented many times over that board and not because it was worth anything in monetary value but rather sentimental. On Christmas morning I opened a gift from my husband which was a replica of the one I had. I cried like a baby. Best.gift.ever! I hope to be back on my game and kicking butt playing Chinese Checkers with any warm body.
And that’s what I’ve up to Currently. What about you?
Be blessed! ~ Carrie
Linking up with Anne in Residence.