Here we go, 2017 is in the books and we are starting 2018. We are said goodbye to 2017 with a bang, just yesterday our oven caught on fire and Logan broke his wrist. Let’s just say, I was not sad to see the year end.
All of that being said, 2017 was not actually a bad year for us. Our kids stayed healthy over all, we combined JB and I’s dream vacation and took an RV trip to Walt Disney World to stay at Fort Wilderness, both of our jobs have been crazy busy but satisfying and our extended family has just kept growing with the birth of our niece. Of course we had our downs too. Mostly my Dad’s health as he had to go through 2 very serious surgeries this year, one involving repair of a tear in his brain sac and another for prostate cancer. He came through both with few complications and also ready for a fresh start for the new year.
So, what are our plans for 2018???
Well, JB and I are starting the year with our first ever cruise. (One we had originally planned to take in June 2017 for our 15 year anniversary but had to move due to several circumstances) We leave on January 18 and we are both super excited about it. Then in July we will be taking a 2 week RV trip to Yellowstone and the Black Hills. Once again, a dream vacation. This time we will be going with a couple of other couples and their families. There will be lake trips squeezed in between and hopefully a lot of time spent in the pool we put in this past September.
Now, what are my personal goals??
First, I intend on using this blog as a journal. I want to write something every day, basically a way to keep a record of my thoughts, feelings and our daily family activities. That means some posts will be remarkably boring, some more interesting. Also, some will be locked down because, let’s be honest, not everyone needs to hear the crazy thoughts that go through my head at times. (sometimes you just have to hide your crazy 🙂 )
Second, it’s time to take my health more seriously. It’s more than just a weight loss goal to me at this point, it’s about my health. Let’s face it, my family has a history of heart issues, depression and anxiety. I need to do what I can to take care of myself so that I can take care of my family. Today I started a “Couch to 5k” plan. JB is on this journey with me, though he is way more advanced in his running than I am. Now we just have to hold each other accountable.
Third, which is related to my second goal, my family needs a healthier lifestyle. We fall into all the traps of every modern family. We are busy and we have way too much technology at our fingertips. As I’m typing this my kids are fighting over the television in the other room. How am I going to do this? I don’t completely know yet. What I do know is that I can plan meals better and I can plan more active activities for us to do as a family (hiking, biking, playing basketball outside).
Fourth, (these are not in any particular order of importance) my walk with God will become stronger. Do I believe in God and that He is my creator and my savior? YES. Do I disappoint him every day? YES. I started my morning with a new bible study and I will be completing that study every day. I want to be constantly looking for ways to move into a closer relationship with God and for people to see God in me.
My verse of the day: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
My exercise for the day: Day one of Couch to 5k…25 minute walk/run