It always feels like the holidays days fly by faster then any other days of the year. How has thanksgiving, christmas, and the new year already come and gone?! It’s crazy to say, Welcome to 2017!! Woah! It all happens so fast. One thing I am SO grateful this holiday season was SLOWING down. I took the 2nd half of December off, basically I didn’t book anything. It has been such a blessing to have free days in my schedule to spend time with family and friends. To enjoy the everyday little things during this season, like cook dinner, work on our house, volunteer at Eleventh, spend time with friends, watch netflix, and just soak in the days. We spent the weekend at my sister’s house ringing in the new year. It was a blast. Morgan and I have always been super close, but as we have gotten older and got married 6 weeks apart, we have gotten even closer. I love that my sisters are not just my sisters but my best friends. I am thankful for that.
Even though the holiday fun is coming to a close, I am excited for a new year and a fresh start. I am not much of a huge goal setter, I told Trev the other day as we were driving, I am a terrible person because I didn’t write a whole list of goals out and I kept seeing all these post of all my 2017 goals, I felt like I should do that because everyone else was or I was going to be a bad business owner if I didn’t. But truth is, It doesn’t matter if I do or don’t. We got talking and I shared with him little things I hope for the new year, but when I think of a new year, the thing that keeps popping in my head was – what can I do to be more like Jesus. For the last few years I have gotten caught up in the busyness of running a business and miss out on little things and the amount of Joy my business has brought me by being overwhelmed & stressed. My prayer for this year is to be present, in my business and in my personal life. To not get caught up in just running my business and let my schedule of being busy steal joy from me. To put my phone down and close my laptop and truly invest in those around me. I can lose focus of why the Lord put me on this earth, and that is to love people well, to serve them before myself and to glorify his name. This is my prayer for each day to come. And truthfully that isn’t a goal for this year, that is my hope for all the years to come. This is a reminder to put things back in order in my life. I am thankful for a new day and that HIS mercies are new every morning.
So hears to a New Year. I think It is crazy to think its already 2017! Another year of learning, growing, laughing and loving. I hope and pray all of you have a Happy New Year.