Well it’s one week into the new year, and so it’s time to set myself some goals.
I’ve never been particularly good at this; or rather, I’ve never been great at following through. I wrote myself some weekly goals in my new Inner-B organizer, and then forgot about them until today.
Obviously I have mad organizational skills.
Anyway, having read many new years posts over the last week, the two that have resonated with the the most are from Aspiring Mum, and Home Life Simplified. Both these lovely ladies have talked about the importance of words; rather than set yourself a to do list, choose some words to help define the direction you want to travel in this year.
With this in mind, here are my goals for the year.
Last year I felt like I was always forgetting; forgetting the day, the date, appointments, library bags, shopping lists…. The list goes on. Being a person with an incredible memory, this was very frustrating. I dare say the PND has something to do with it.
It’s not just the everyday I have been forgetting; it’s the important stuff. Forgetting to set goals, or forgetting that I have set them. Forgetting the urgent and the important.
This year I want to remember. Everything. The mundane, and the fun. The ordinary, and the extraordinary. The every day, and the eternal.
Following on from remembering, legacy is something I want to focus on this year. I want my life to count for something; I don’t want to just be here today and forgotten tomorrow. I want to be remembered for making a difference.
I want to be a better mother. I want to encourage the legacy that is growing up in my own home envy single day. I want the world to be a better place, because I’m in it.
In regards to blogging, sometimes I honestly wonder what is the point? If I’m just telling stories, is there any kind of purpose in that? I want to write something with substance, and meaning.
Having said that, I don’t want to be just an ‘informational’ blog. I could write a to do list every day if I really wanted, but considering I’m not much of an expert on anything, I think that classifies as cyber-rubbish.
So, my blogging goal, in a very broad sense, is to inspire you. Whether that be with helpful heart training tips, a fantastic recipe, or just a crazy vlog that makes you laugh, and lifts your spirits, I want it to make you feel better. I want you to leave Diary of a SAHM inspired, rejuvenated, happy and empowered for whatever comes next. Pretty big goal I know, but it’s good to aim high.
I’m stealing this word from Writing Without Pay, but I’m sure she will be cool with that.
I want to be true to myself; I do not want to conform or become absorbed by the world I live in; I want to be me, just me, in all of my crazy, random, glory, living life just the way God planned for me to live it.
Of course, to accomplish even a half of this, I need to bid fear goodbye. To refuse to let it dictate who I am, what I say, and how I live.
A life without fear means I am free to remember the important things.
A life without fear leaves a legacy.
A life without fear inspires others to live the same way.
A life without fear means Jessence is the order of the day.
What words would you choose?