Tuesday, February 16, 2016



Here we are over halfway through February.

Whaaaaaaat!?!  How is this possible???

Time flies by so quickly these days.

Anyway, I thought it might be time for an update for my 2016 New Year's Goals.

So here we go...

1. Reading my Bible every day

Still reading the Bible every day using the YouVersion Bible app! 

Still studying "The Five Love Languages" by Dr. Gary Chapman for Sunday school each week. 

And still reviewing Brother Matt's sermons each week for my Bible journal.

Feeling good about being in His Word! 

2. Putting family first

Still not having my phone at the table and still spending time with the kids, but I must admit...since we've started back on our Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover, I am having a good time sitting at the kitchen table in the evenings looking at the budget.  Guess I should take a step back from that sometimes too!

3. Getting financially fit

We're still plugging away. Getting ready to sell two of our three vehicles and go with some way cheaper models!!! 

4. Getting healthy

I hit my 10 pound mark at the beginning of this month. I stuck to the Whole30 for a whole 28 days...I need to start another one soon. I feel so good when I eat right and run.

5. Pursue what sets my soul on fire.

Yes. This.

I'm pursuing what sets my soul on fire and loving it!

Right now, I'm focusing on some new projects at school that are really helping me to use my creativity to meet student needs. There's nothing better than seeing that lightbulb come on for those kids that are struggling! 

6. Inspire others.

I've slacked on blogging, but I am making plans to update the whole blog's look and purpose in April. Until then, I'll blog when I can!

I'm remodeling our kitchen on a budget and can't wait to share that whole process with everyone!

7. Teach & Shoot for Jesus

Still praying that I can be a light for Jesus in the classroom and in my photography business. It sure isn't easy, is it?

One thing I have learned is that when I start feeling like I could give up, if I press on for just a little while longer, I'm rewarded greatly in the end.

So let's do that.

Let's press on together.

Stay committed to whatever your goals are and let's stick with it!