Spending time with my little ones is pretty darn important - This year and every year!
My only traditional goal this year is that I'd like to PR the half marathon. My current PR is 1:49:55 from October 2012, so it's been a while, but I am excited for a real year of running, aka not being pregnant or recovering from being pregnant, for the first time in four years.
Something else that I've been thinking about recently is trying to be more careful with my budget. Mostly to get out of the habit of making random impulse purchases without much thought other than "Ooh, I want this!" I feel like there are better uses for my discretionary income, specifically to save more and to give more. This is one reason I'm two months into a six month resolution to not buy any new clothes, but I also want to give more consideration to other purchases.
Other random goals: 1) To read one non-fiction book per month, but that not set in stone. 2) To continue previously successful resolutions to floss my teeth every day, keep the line-a-day journal, and to go to church regularly. 3) To get outside more - We've been feeling a little cabin-feverish lately!
I have been snowshoeing with Abe but need to get outside with Swede too.
Mostly - The biggest change that I want to make in 2017 is to focus on mindfulness. To be really present in each moment of this one and only life. To single-task instead of constantly multi-tasking, which I know is less efficient. To stop running through the to-do list for the rest of the day over and over in my mind. To spend less time on my phone - I'm going to download the Moment app to my new phone to track usage. I want to notice and appreciate the beauty of every day life rather than losing time in a wash of inattention.
If I have a word for the year I think that's it's REST. That's more a mental attitude than actually doing less or sitting around more. I just want more peace and contentment and less anxiety and tension. This verse from Jeremiah has been on my mind lately.
I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to keep track or stay accountable to these goals. Maybe a monthly check-in post... We'll see!
I wish you all a new year filled with peace and joy.