First off, let me start by saying Happy New Year! I have. feeling 2019 will be our YEAR! I have really loved seeing all the people coming out in their faith and standing up for Who they know this past year. I know I’ve made so many true friendships through faith and can’t wait to see what happens this year with those people and to see how we all grow.
2018 was a life-changing year for me. I started the year with not much hope. My marriage was failing and I didn’t know where I was going to be by the end of everything, heck I didn’t even know if I’d still be living in the same house by the end of 2019. I had just quit my job and pulled my kids out of daycare without letting my husband know, I had been eating my emotions and had fallen deeper into a depression and suffered from anxiety. It was a really hard time for me and the people around me.
All of that changed for me over 2018 and I will forever be grateful for that year. It made me realize so many things; how to look at myself as the cause of so many problems and issues in my life, ways to resolve things through Christ and His teachings and promises. 2018 was the year my outlook changed for the better. I was able to understand and fully believe that my life wasn’t about me and about Him and because of that I was able to really start seeing the world in a different way.
2019 is a welcomed year that I have high hopes for. I know I have all the tools within me to handle whatever comes my way and that makes me so optimistic and I truly want to start pursuing life in intentional ways!
So what are my 2019 resolutions? To be honest I have only one; To intentionally grow closer to Jesus. I just feel like that’s an all encompassing resolution that covers everything I’d ever want to take on this year. I know I want to be healthier this year and start to finally take care of my body but I don’t want to do that solely to lose weight. I want to show honor to God by caring for myself. I don’t want to talk down to myself anymore and know that I need to try to see myself through God’s eyes and He sees us all as worthy. I want to feel worthy! I want to start living with less. It’s so hard to let go of certain things whether that be for sentimental reasons, financial reasons, etc. but I know I have too many things. Like, no one needs all the things we have and so much good could be done with the money from these things in other ways to help others and I want to be a part of that!
Tonight I’ll be raising my glass to Jesus and all the good He’s done for me, y’all! He’s SO good!