They say if you write your goals down you will have a better chance at actually following through. I'm going to test this theory out today and come next January we'll see how everything plays out!
1-Spend time with Jesus each morning.
This is something I've always wanted to do but could never seem to follow through. I know if I can wake up before Selah does and get some Jesus time in my days will be so much better! Even more important than that, my relationship with Him will grow so much!
2- Start volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center.
I wrote about this a few weeks ago. I'm already seeing The Lord work on my heart in this area and I really feel him leading me toward it.
3-Open an Etsy shop.
I've been wanting to start sewing again since I kind of gave it up in high school. I miss it so much though and can't wait to get back into it! Now to just get a new machine...
4-Eat Healthy and Exercise.
I want to get back to my pre marriage weight. lol. Everyone says they want to get back to their pre baby weight but I'm already there and I wasn't exactly happy with where I was at health wise before I got prego so I'm working towards being back where I was before Louie and I started dating. Mainly I want to eat healthy because soon enough Selah will be eating what we eat and I don't want her eating junk. I want to be a good example for her.
5-Get more photography business.
This year has been sorta slow when it comes to our photography business. With us having a new baby and all it wasn't on the top of our priority list but I'm determined to advertise like crazy this next year and get lots of new clients!
6-Do at LEAST three blog posts a week!
This is something that is so important to me and I really want to make it happen! I think it's going to get easier now that Selah is actually taking naps in her crib! It makes it a lot easier for me to get things done during the day!
Whether it's ministering to a random person I've never met or asking someone from Church if they'd like to hang out sometime I want to start breaking out of my comfort zone!
8-Speak blessings over Selah each morning!
I believe whole heartedly in the power of words and so I'm starting early speaking blessings into Selah's life. She may not understand what I'm saying now but soon enough she will. I will tell her you are creative, you are talented, you are smart, you are gifted, you are a victor and not a victim, people like you, you are outgoing, you are child of the most high God, you are full of His can do power, and you are going to rise up and become everything God created you to be!
There are several other things that I have in mind to accomplish for this next year but I feel like if I wrote everything down it would take me FOREVER! These are the main things though.
Thank you so much for all of the blessings you've given me this year in 2013. Lord, I pray that you would help me to accomplish these goals because I know I can't do them on my own. It's not by my strength but it's by Yours! I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST who strengthens me!
In Jesus' name, Amen!
And just because no post is complete without a picture of my sweet girl!