Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome 2017

Happy 2017, my friends!

There is so much hope in new year. Hope for the future, hope for growth and change. I hope this will be the year that Jesus returns, but if not, I want it to be a year of personal growth for me. I don't make resolutions, per se, but I do make small steps for myself that I believe will help me grow. 

For example, this year I desire to be closer to God and closer to my siblings, so I am going to pray every morning right when I wake up and text my siblings more often (at first I said every day, but that might be going overboard, ha!). 

Whether or not you like to make resolutions, I encourage you to do a self assessment and see where you stand. Where do you feel like you need to grow? Are you where you want to be health wise? How about spiritually? Are your family and your marriage relationships where you want them to be? Maybe you are great in some of these areas but you need to work on your patience or your kindness.

If not, now is the time to change. What's holding you back? The new year isn't the only time to make changes in your life, but it is the perfect time to rethink where you're going. 

It doesn't have to be huge changes. Realistically, it probably shouldn't be huge changes. But little steps take you to huge changes. If you aren't making any changes in your life, you aren't getting anywhere. Being content with where you are is good, but it's also important to grow. 

Use 2017 as the year to get closer to God. Use it as the year to do good and show love to the world. Use it as the year to step closer to the person you desire to be. You can do it! 

Ringing in the new year with friends and family! 
I'm so thankful for all of you who share in this life with me! What are your goals/resolutions/changes for 2017? 


  1. I hope you are able to draw closer this year :) I think you're right about taking small steps toward bigger goals, and that's something I hope to do as well this year! I appreciate you!

  2. Also, I don't know when this happened so I might be WAY behind or just totally oblivious lol, but your blog design is lovely :)

    1. Thank you for your encouragement! Made my day (: