Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! In my mind the new year didn’t start until the 2nd. On the 1st we were still in holiday mode in my household. BUT, as soon as the 2nd hit, it was time to tackle the year with the best possible habits and practices!
I knew going into the year that I would be participating in our church’s 21 day fast that started on the 5th. I felt the best thing to give up would be spending money on anything that is not a “need”, so no coffees, eating out, or impulsive Amazon purchases. It is much harder than I anticipated. I never realized the reality of how much I really self-soothed with spending money. I’m thankful to be enlightened so that I am aware of it moving forward. This fast isn’t just a 21 day thing for me, I want every aspect of my life to be completely consecrated to God everyday of every year. So, now that I know how much I’m going to spending more than seeking my Abba, I know where I want to rest. Not in my wallet, but in His arms 🙂
I also knew after all of December’s parties that I would be kicking off the year with the Whole 30. I have done this before and I never felt better in my entire life. Because I have PCOS dietary restrictions are imperative to reverse it. Self care is so important and after reading Rhythms of Renewal in November/December I knew even more the importance of loving my body means I have to say no to food that makes my body sad. I want to not just survive in life, I want to thrive. That book rocked my world and spells out what that looks like. So clean eating it is!
In a couple months I will be celebrating turning 40. I intentionally typed celebrating because I usually mourn birthdays. Not this year. I am embracing it. It is a gift to have breath. It is a gift to wake up healthy surrounded by such amazing people. There is nothing to mourn, except my misplaced hairs, slow moving joints, and grey hairs. Those things are kind of sad to me. 🙂 I decided the ultimate celebration of this new decade is to kick it off with a half marathon. So, on May 3 in Newport Beach I will be running in the OC half marathon. To be honest I’m dreading the training. Long runs aren’t super fun, but I am spicing up my playlist so that should help! This also was spurred on by Rhythms of Renewal because it falls under the “Restore” rhythm, so that works out for me! 🙂
Another rhythm that I am very weak in is the rhythm of “create” so I am going to attempt to blog more, write and film messages that I write, and play with Legos 🙂 Don’t mock it until you try it, Legos are so therapeutic! So, 2020 will be full of tapping into creating in different forms.
Finally, I am going to be intentionally pursuing community with like-minded women. Meeting regularly to laugh, pray, and just spur each other on to live out our callings of consecration!
I have a feeling about 2020 and I can’t contain my excitement! I don’t know what my insides are communicating to me, but I don’t have to know. I know that as long as I continue to spend intentional time with Jesus daily, eat clean, work out, and play Legos I will be the best possible version of myself. My whole self will tackle 2020 and have the best year of my life and I cannot wait!
What does this year look like to you? What are you choosing to implement to be the best year yet? If you would like to read Rebekah’s book, that helped me so much! There is even a quiz to show you which rhythms are your weakest so that you know where to focus to operate as your healthiest version! I highly recommend it!
I think that’s it for now! Im off to therapy! 🙂