Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Lately I have been thinking about goals and I am not really a goal setter. I have general, worthy goals that are more spiritual and emotional but nothing I write down. And I wonder if I should? Or if society puts too much focus on this? Who knows. But I do know there are a few things I want to learn and accomplish this year...
I really, REALLY, want to learn how to make soap. I found an excellent tutorial on youtube for making olive oil soap. I just need a few more supplies and then I can try our first batch!
I want to plant another small garden this year. But unlike previous years I want to take better care of it and find more ways to use the produce.
I want to find ways to spend more one on one time with the kids. This one is hard for me. I am with them all day but finding alone time with them is difficult. I will have to pray about it and plan for it, and also just hope the opportunities arise.
I want to try new recipes. I feel like I am in a rut and I hate it! No one else seems to mind but I want something new that doesn't use many brain cells.
Probably the biggest thing I want to do this year is just be at peace with myself and with where we are at right now as a family. I didn't do a good job of that this this past year. There were physical factors that went into that like a low thyroid and adrenal burnout. But, since we have been working on those with a physician I feel better equipped to start this path of peace. I actually do not feel discontent with my lot, in fact I wouldn't change it. It is more like being unhappy and too hard on myself and having too high of expectations. I just need to slow my heart and breath, and know that Jesus loves me right where I am. I also need to try a little bit harder everyday to follow Him. I think these small baby steps will get me farther than I think in the end.