Montana December 2017 - In a goofy après ski outfit.
Wine and Words No. 1
Hellllooo dear readers!
I decided I wanted to start a series on my blog that could be reserved for more journaling / catching up type posts - sort of like a happy hour or coffee date with you via the blog! I'm calling mine, Wine and Words (and while I will probably drink wine while typing these up sometimes, it's currently 1pm and I'm not in Europe soooo I have coffee.)
I'll see how often these can work into my blogging schedule, but I definitely want them to be a regular thing - so that you can get to know me and our life better, and I can get to know you better as well through the comments if you ever wish to share with me 🙂 And I hope you do because I love getting to know the people who read my blog better! I really truly appreciate you guys.
So 2018 is here and I'm a mix of emotions, per usual. December always flies by way too fast for my liking. I just took down our Christmas tree ornaments and lights yesterday and it feels like I'm breaking up with last year. Big thing about me is that I'm TERRIBLE at letting things go. Moods and all, and I'm pretty much a ball of anxiousness on any last day of anything: vacation or having to say bye to a place or person or season or Holiday. I hate endings. EVEN THOUGH I know that generally means new beginnings...I just don't like them. Also THIS is my LAST year in my 20's!!!!!!!!
Moment of silence please.
HOW DO I MAKE IT LAST?!? I guess I can't but I definitely want to make this year as memorable as possible.
Also where do I start with my plans for 2018? Some things I want to accomplish???
Travel more. Do a living room or kitchen makeover or both. Start trying for a baby..........possibly?!
I didn't really make any "resolutions" per say but I definitely have some dreams and goals to work toward. Which means a lot of work! And does anyone else have to fight getting so overwhelmed that they don't accomplish anything?!
I really love the idea of putting my dreams and goals down on paper, so I want to create an actual vision board (soo old school, I know) for my office where I'll see these things every day because I'm such a visual person - I really learn best and stay motivated best when I can see it! Would you be interested in seeing it on the blog when I'm done?
And lists. If I can just scratch a few of my most important daily tasks off a list I feel so much better. So there will be a lot of lists this year.
And lastly I really like the idea of choosing focus words for the year, and I think I've landed on INTENTION & OPENNESS for 2018.
I really want to start every day intentionally and live my moments, hours, days, months, weeks, intentionally. From starting my morning in a devotion or a Bible plan, to eating a healthy breakfast, healthy meals, and having a list of goals for every day, to the time I spend with other people and really being present!
And then openness is such a good word for me to have in 2018 because that's the posture I want to have in my heart and I'm VERY much an introverted extrovert. I love being around groups of people who I know well, that know me well, I love hosting things or having people at the house and I love to go out and have a good time. But I lean very much introverted in all other scenarios, and have no time for small talk (which I want to do better at). So I want a posture of openness - towards you readers, towards people in my life that I know and may not know very well at all. Towards new opportunities and towards input from others, especially from Sam when I may not want to hear it 🙂
Do any of you do focus words for the year - what are yours?
Anyway, I'm really excited about having a space for journal type posts again! Please share with me your thoughts about 2017 and 2018 in the comments!! How are you feeling about it all!? Can't wait to hear from you 🙂