Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Year's 2018!!!!! Our plans for the year ahead.

Let's be honest, it really doesn't matter what our plans are. Life has a way of ending up how it wants to, no matter how we intend it to be. Truth, right?  And for this reason, I am not huge on New Year's Resolutions. In fact, I couldn't have predicted where I'd be in 365 days on any given New Years in the last 10 years. I give my praise to anyone who makes resolutions and keeps to them. I on the other hand, just never make them. If I want something bad enough, I just go after it no matter what the month. Instead on New Years, I tend to reflect on the past year and think about all that I have been blessed with.

It just so happens that something happened around the holidays this year that made me start to think about things a little deeper. About purpose and meaning, what I'm contributing in this life and how I can give more. The problem with life is, we always think we have plenty of time. Truth is, we don't. Such a Debbie downer, I know. ;) But what I'm trying to say is, I think it's important to go after the things in our heart. Procrastination is a beast. We were all made with talents and qualities for a reason. I TRULY believe this. We have purpose and we have the choice to waste it...or use it. 

I don't feel that my life so far, was a waste. Far from it. But I don't think that I've gone after what it is that is really in my heart. And for so long, I've been waiting. I'm not sure what I've been waiting for. Maybe the right time. Maybe too many distractions. Maybe a reason? Perhaps a push in the right direction. I feel that 2018 is the year that I need to conquer more. More of what is in my heart. More of the passion inside me and also to give more. Why 2018? Because I cannot go back and change anything. I wish I had done this years ago. But I didn't. There is no better time than RIGHT now. I have to live every year, every day and every moment to the fullest.

So with that said, we do want to plan a little. We want to travel more. That is our number one goal for this year. To see new places and explore. The kids love it and there are so many places we haven't been yet! We also are contemplating a few other things that I don't want to say out loud just yet...minor things. Now, let's hope we have the time to do all of this!

This New Year's we were a little under the weather as we landed back in Texas from spending the holidays in the white sands of Siesta Keys. The day prior we went to The Local and listened to live music while the kids ran around and played. On NYE, we brought the kids bowling, let them have large sundaes and then brought them home to eat Chinese from the BEST Chinese place we found here in San Antonio! So we made a picnic on the floor and watched old 90's movies. It amused me how much the kids were intrigued by them.  They are my favorite as well.  We also discovered there are no fireworks laws here. They lit fireworks so close to where we live that we watched them from our deck with wine in hand. It was a perfect night and I ended it snuggled up with the love of my life. If I could go back 10 years, I could have NEVER, EVER dreamt that I would be so rich today. I really am so thankful for this man that loves me even though I know I'm not easy to love sometimes. And for these two healthy kids that give me a run for my money most every day, and yet bring me so much joy. Life is good. God is good. And I'm going to enjoy every second of this new year.

I wish everyone else who may have experienced the same, or maybe you had a really rough year, I wish you the epiphany that I had this month. The chance to chase the things that are calling your name.  I wish you love, passion and the awareness to appreciate all that you are blessed with, even if it doesn't feel like you have anything great at all. Often times, we cannot see how much we truly have until it is gone. Those who are wise, realize this and embrace the blessings and goodness in their lives. 

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