Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Year Ahead and The Year Behind

It has been a long time since my last blog post. Today as I reflect on my year, I am sad that I did not capture it to the fullness that I have done in the past thanks to blogging (or lack thereof).

2014 was a year of adventure. Here is what I said on our Christmas card...

Decided we were done with long distance dating and are now living
in the same city! (Yay!)
Sold our 1st camper and upgraded to another one
Attended our first NBA game (Go Grizzlies!)
Devoured much ice cream and Hawaii Five-O
Went on mini-adventures to Little Rock, Memphis, and Bristol
And went camping at Big Hill Pond State Park.

Turned 30!
Began getting into the tree business (cutting and taking down trees)
Found out that he will be an uncle again (expected in Jan 2015)
Made a glorious return back to duck hunting and found himself
becoming quite the duck chef
And of course, offered love and affection to his favorite girl
Charlie (the dog). ;)

Was recognized as teacher of the year at Una Elementary
Moved to Jonesboro, AR
Spent a month traveling down the West Coast with a couple
of girlfriends (Seattle to LA) and then finished her travels
with a jaunt to Colorado
Got a 1st grade teaching position at Fox Meadow Elementary
Continued to have a clean bill of health (thanks be to God!)
And enjoyed reading books for pleasure rather than textbooks

for the first time in several years.

Plus as of Christmas, I became a pig owner. Yep, you read that right.

As people are setting resolutions or coming up with words to theme the year ahead, I have gone back and forth as to what I want to do. I believe in setting goals. There is something to writing them down as well. So having said that here is my one resolution and word for 2015....

Resolution: Wash my face every single morning and night.  (I am a grown up now after all plus my Nana taught me better.)  Yes, I shower everyday and wash my face occasionally, but I was blessed with pretty clear skin so...

Word: "Healthy"... I chose this word because it can pertain to physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health. I want to work my way to better health in all of these areas. I am not being specific because I do not want to limit myself or aim too high. I just want to be moving to better health in all aspects of my life.

In 2015, I want less of these things in my life...
  • Soda
  • Using Facebook as means of keeping up with friends
  • Avoiding looking at bank account
  • DVD tv show marathons (Once you pop, you can't stop... know what I mean?!?!)
In 2015, I want more of these things in my life...
  • Time spent outdoors
  • Home cooked meals
  • Letters, phone calls, and face-to-face time spent catching up with friends
  • Dollars in my bank account
  • Art... creating and or admiring
  • Blogging so I can have a better reminder of all things wonderful in my life
  • Experiences of new things and new places
Here to a happy and HEALTHY 2015 with clean faces! ;)