A Fresh Start + Looking Ahead

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

I have never been one for resolutions. I’m the type of person who likes to re-evaluate throughout the year and set short term goals. One thing I have adopted, however, is a word to focus on for each year. Leading up to the beginning of a new year I like to spend some time in prayer and reflection. I try to look within and ask the Lord to lead me in the direction he’d have me go, check my heart if you will. Of course, I think it’s important to do this all year long, but I love the idea of beginning anew, starting fresh. I believe a new year is the perfect time for reflection, for goal setting, for plan making, for organizing, rearranging, renewing, refreshing.. a reminder to strip off every weight that slows us down from doing what the Lord has called us to do. .I could go on and on.

This year the word I’ll be focusing on is consistency … I struggle with this in a few areas of my life and I plan to really work at it this year. I’ve struggle with staying consistent with exercising, blogging, my weekly cleaning routine, among other things….that’s just to name a few. With consistency comes intention and I want to be more aware in regards to intention in my daily comings, goings, and doings as well.

Thankfully there are some areas where I’m very consistent, things like my morning routine, our morning basket+morning time with my boys, I also try very hard to read my bible each day, but I know I can grow in this area as well. My hope and prayer this year is that I’m able to apply consistency dedication, and intention to the other important areas of my life as well.

In the spirit of starting fresh and being consistent I thought I would share what I’ve been up to this past week here on the blog. Christmas has come and gone and I’m slowing working at packing it all away and refreshing our home for the winter season and the start of 2020. I’ll be sharing some more views of our simple home decorated for winter along with a few tips you can use to apply to your own spaces If you follow along on Instagram than you may have heard me ask what you’d like to see here on the blog this year. There were so many responses and I loved hearing what my readers had to say. So here are just a few things you’ll see here on the blog this year.

  • More homeschool posts… day in the life, schedules, morning basket, extra activities, curriculum, bible study
  • Recipes, meal ideas, general homemaking, cleaning schedules
  • Travel + Family Trips
  • Simple Fashion
  • Seasonal Decor
  • Combatting Clutter
  • Simple Living + Living on a budget
  • Healthy Living + Eating Well + Exercise + Toxin free cleaning
  • Home projects
  • Lots more

Do y’all like to focus on a word for your year? Do you set goals and resolutions? Is there anything you’d like to see me share here on the blog? I’d love to hear all about your thoughts for the coming year and what you’d like to see here on the blog!

I’m so thankful you stopped by today!

Blessings Friends,

❤ Bree

2 thoughts on “A Fresh Start + Looking Ahead

  1. Thanks for your thoughtful post. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions either, preferring to make resolutions to do better every day. But your article and word for the year, “consistency” is perfect. I’m going to take a cue and strive for that as well.

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