My Biggest Takeaway of 2016:
Three Goals for 2017:
1. The first goal I have for myself in 2017 is to be a more intentional and generous person. I really do try to be the type of friend that everyone wants to have. It has always been a character trait of mine to encourage my friends, to make them laugh, and most importantly, to make sure that at all times they feel so loved. I have had the priveledge to know so many great people and to have great relationships modeled in my own life. I want to use these relationships to become a better person to others! I also want to give for the sole reason of giving. I have realized that the most blessings come from the seaons of my life that I have given the most to other people. Giving is not a materialistic act, but rather, giving time or a hug or a laugh can create a lasting impact on someone’s day.
2. The second goal I have in 2017 is to become healthier. Disclaimer: I am really not trying to be cliche here but I NEED to be healthier. Not even necessarily working out or getting fit (although that would be a plus haha), but I am so bad to my body. Late night Taco Bell runs, Chickfila breakfast at least twice a week, and not to mention I eat so much queso that I could keep at least 3 mexican food places in business. I am going to try and cleanse my body of these toxins by slowly cutting out fast food, soda, and unnecessary bad sugars/carbs…. I probably won’t give up queso completely though, because I don’t know if I could be a better person(refer to goal #1) without it.
3. My last goal, or at least the last one I have for myself as of now is to allow time to fill my soul. I am going to be full time student teaching this semester and then hopefully going on to find my own teaching job for the fall. I am the type of person that invests everything into whatever I am doing and I don’t allow for time to catch my breath. But, I am making it a personal goal to really devote time to things that fill my soul. I will sit outside and read a book, I will plan a fun night for my friends, I will travel somewhere new and fun, and I will spend more time with The Lord. I will do things that will keep the fire going in myself and you should too. We have to slow down and take time to recharge in our lives, or we will seriously burn out. I know I would if I didn’t make myself do something for fun every once in awhile.