Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Let's Go!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I spent the last couple of weeks of December recovering from a busy time at work, watching Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York more times than I can count, visiting family and friends, traveling, EATING all the things, DRINKING all the coffee, and setting my mind on what I would like to come out of 2022. I spent hours with my husband watching Bowl Season and celebrating our first married Christmas and New Year. I am so incredibly thankful.
I also thought a great deal about how hard a season this can be for so many. I can say that Christmases are not the same in my family. We have not been together as a family of four in over a decade. It's okay to make new memories and it is also okay to say that you mourn over the ones that are no longer there to be made. So, as much as I celebrated Christmas Day and was grateful for the ultimate reason we commemorate it, there was a bit of sadness lingering - for those hurting and for those who were in pain. I truly pray that all of those folks found a way to make it through this past season and even found joy in it.
And, here we are, in a new year. Even with the excitement of all the possibilities a brand new year brings, I keep asking myself the same question.
So, now what?
I wish I was one of those people who had all of the goals for the year written down, with a plan attached to each goal, but I'm not. Honestly, I'm trying to continue to process 2021, a year when SO MANY THINGS happened in my life. 1 wedding. 2 moves. a new job. It was a whirlwind to say the least. Needless to say, I'm not in a huge rush to cast my net for 2022. There are a million things running through my mind right now. I have many goals that I want to achieve, at least I think I do right now. Instead of falling into the trap of feeling like I have to have things all mapped out just as the year begins, I plan to take my time and just let things unfold.
Does that mean I'm taking a backseat to things? Not at all. Instead, it means that I'm going to take my time and really consider what is in the cards for me for this year. I pray that this year is a year that allows me to see God move in ways that I have never seen Him move before. In order for this to happen, I've learned that it is in my best interest to be quiet and still and wait. That's my plan for now.
I pray for a successful year for you. If you've made plans already, then that's amazing and I wish you well. If you're taking your time like me, I pray that you lean in and listen and get the answers that you need to know what to do next. If it takes you 6 months or if it takes 6 days to figure it out, give yourself permission to take your time. Let's have a prosperous year, together, in our own time.
Until next time, friends, take good care,