Since we’re over two months into 2016, I think it’s time for a goals check-in. I never posted my 2016 goals to my blog because I was a little busy moving to my new house, going to DisneyWorld, and honestly just ignoring my blog. So, before we dive into the check-in let’s check out (see what I did there) my 2016 goals (or big ideas):
My first big idea turned goal has to do with my relationship with God. By the end of 2016 (God-willing) we’ll have found a church home, I’ll start a bible study, and overall strengthen my relationship personally.
My second big idea/goal is all about me, and I honestly don’t care how selfish that sounds. I want to be more “put together,” I feel like I’m constantly a mess or my house is or my car is or my bed isn’t made. I am trying to put in the effort to better myself. Also, I am really focusing on my weight. Now, I know this is controversial or whatever because I’m supposed to love my body etc., but honestly I am overweight (trust me, the doctor has now told me, that’s how you know it’s true ;)).
Last year and probably 2014 too, I lost connection with my friends. I was planning a wedding, going to school full-time, working full-time, and after all that I only had a little energy. I gave all that energy to my then boyfriend, now husband. I don’t entirely regret it because in my opinion my priorities are God, Ryan, family, friends, etc., so it is slightly normal that I could only give so much at that time. But, now I’ve really come to know how important girl friends are, and getting together with everyone often. So, in 2016 I am making it a goal to go out with friends more and make a true effort at friendship.
So, Lizzy, how are you doing, you may ask.. Well….
So far, Ryan and I have tried two different churches this year. One we have visited before and one we haven’t. We enjoyed them both, but we do have some differences in opinion (with the churches not each other haha). So, we are still looking. (sidebar, I know SO isn’t a proper being to a sentence, but I can’t make it stop, sorry!) I’ve decided to start a bible study over the summer because I think it would be a good time to get together with my friends (PS, frannss y’all are invited to my house this summer) since some of my friends are teachers it just seems like the right time. I know some people don’t like to do the whole Jesus thing during the summer, but I don’t think you can put God on hold for three months. I have personally been studying the women in the old testament. LOVE.
Well, in all honesty, I started the year off strong with my “put together-ness,” but I’ve swayed a little – ok, I got lazy. But, I’m working on it again. I started Weight Watchers the second week of January from the recommendation of my doctor. It’s been working, but I definitely cheated A LOT in February. I am not proud of that, but I don’t need to beat myself up about it either. Also, I hate working out. I still do it, but I hate it. I’m down 9 pounds in two months which isn’t amazing, but it’s something.
I haven’t seen my friends as much as I would like, but I know everyone is busy. We have gotten together a few times though! It’s almost like we need to plan out friend dates a month in advance. I’m okay with that though, I like planning.
I haven’t typed that much in a long time. It’s exhausting! Even though I’m three months behind on this, anyone want to share any of their goals in the comments below? I’d love to read about them!