2013 is going to be a year of change for my family and for me individually. Many of these changes are things I'll just be praying for like career change for Nathan and a different place to live for all of us. It might not be in God's timing for those changes to come to fruition this year, but I'm definitely praying they will. In addition there are several things I want to change about myself individually.
-Diet- It's been a long time coming. I'd really like to overhaul the way I eat, and hopefully this will bleed into my family's eating habits as well. I want to focus on eating real, healthy food and remove most of the junk from our diets. A catalyst to this change will be starting month one: food of 7 on Friday. I'm so nervous but also really motivated and excited about this. I'm praying God will do big things in my heart through this temporary fast, and I think it will create a great basis for the permanent diet changes I'd like to make. This isn't about weight loss, but I do think that will come as an added benefit for me.
-Marriage & Mothering- I want to be a better wife and mother. This is something I'm always striving for, and I have some really specific ideas for how to be intentional about this.
-Spiritually- I have always struggled with making time to be with the Lord daily, and this year I'm going to be more intentional about getting to bed at a decent time so that I can get up and accomplish this first thing in the morning. I've already got an accountability partner so I think that will help immensely. I also want to continue being intentional about attending church every week with very few exceptions. I'd like to get back into the habit of going on Friday nights when our schedule allows us to in addition to Sunday mornings.
-Blogging- I want to blog more and worry what people think about it less. I want to use this space the best way I know how and be intentional about making time to do it.
-Reading- I want to read more and watch TV less. I've already finished one book in 2012 so that's exciting! :)
-Contentment- I could write a whole post on this alone, but let me just say, while I'm praying for major changes in our lives this year, I am also praying for and striving for contentment. I'm so, so bad about wishing away current life stages or always wanting the next thing to happen. I want to enjoy these days while I can.
-Attitude- I firmly believe that attitude shapes everything, and sometimes mine sucks. I'm going to be very purposeful about seeing the positive in people and situations.
-Housekeeping- For those of you who've been to my house, this is self-explanatory. We have too much stuff in too small of a home. I want to purge, purge, purge and purge some more. And then clean.
So, who else has chosen a word for 2013? What's your word?