I couldn't find the original post, but I believe this is from this blog
Here we go...a whole new year. I had to literally hand-write "January 1st, 2014" this morning, because I wanted to see what it looks like. I know that may seem strange, but when you put pen to paper, things seem to become more real. More tangible. I'm a very visual person. 2014 is officially here.
Usually I take this day to look back on the goals that I had for the past year and come up with new ones for this coming year. But, looking back, I didn't have any goals from this past year.
At the beginning of January 2013 I was a bit consumed by the fact that I was finally pregnant -- and didn't really take the time to make any goals. Instead, I tried to focus on enjoying every moment of my pregnancy. And focus I did. I absolutely loved being pregnant and cannot wait to be again! After the first trimester exhaustion (which really wasn't that bad), I felt like a new person. My energy levels were awesome and I felt really great physically and mentally. So, I guess my unmentioned goal was accomplished.
So, for 2014 I think it is appropriate to give myself a few things to focus on. I am realizing, now more than ever, that being a mom is a huge task. Not only does it involve a big lifestyle adjustment, but it also involves a huge mental adjustment. Truly, I think I have handled both decently. But there is always room for improvement.
I have a few goals in mind that focus on who I want to be as Daniel's mother and the lifestyle that I want him to know. I want him to grow up in a family that is active and healthy in many aspects of life. I want it to be second nature for him to pick up and read his Bible on a daily basis. I want him to enjoy healthy, whole foods. I want him to know exercise as a fun, everyday activity rather than a tedious, scheduled task. I also want him to know happy and patient parents who have a solid foundation in the Lord and a heart for helping those around them.
Man, those seem like lofty ideas.
But you know what, they really aren't. I have already experienced a complete attitude change since Daniel has been born. I have a new perspective on my life. While waiting for God's timing in becoming pregnant, God cultivated a patient and understanding heart in me. Honestly, I look back on those two years and see the fact that I really wasn't ready for a child. I was too selfish to have a child.
As this year begins, I am going to continue to let God work in me. I hope to tackle my addiction to food. Gluttony is a sin--and I'm the number one offender. I also hope to become even more hopelessly reliant on God. He is the only thing my soul truly needs and I need to stop trying to fill that void with other things. Finally, I want to make my family my hobby. I want to get as much enjoyment out of taking care of my husband and son as I would sewing, decorating, or crocheting.
So it's January 1st, 2014.
Here. we. go.