Happy 2020

It feels weird to write 2020. I remember being in middle school and thinking it was so cool when the calendar flipped to 1990. It had such a George Jetson ring to it.

Now here we are thirty years later. Ugh, am I really that old? I swear it was just yesterday. Where does the time go?

I don’t make resolutions. I’ve said it a million times. I typically crash and burn before the week is up.

However, I have set a few goals for myself:

  1. Less phone time. My phone is like my personal little work laptop. I can’t afford to turn it off completely. What I would like to do is set specific times to put it aside.
  2. Get ahead. I’m famous for writing blogs a day before they’re due. Sometimes the same day. I know, I know. It’s horrible. I’m really gonna try to stick to a content schedule and get my writing done ahead of time. Of course, that means I have to sit down and actually make a content schedule. Step one.
  3. Finish my book. I’ve been working on a children’s book this year. It’s taken a few twists and turns but I’m pretty happy with the (almost) finished product. I have about three pages to go before I begin to edit. After weeks of research, I’ve chosen an agent. My goal is to have it completed and sent off by March. Fingers crossed.
  4. Less overnight trips. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to travel. I have to spend time in Charleston each week (or so), but my goal is to spend fewer nights away from home. Thankfully, Charleston is the perfect day-trip destination!
  5. Live one day at a time. While I need to plan ahead in my professional life, I want to learn to take things as they come in my personal life (emotionally and physically). One day at a time. This is a big one for me. There are aspects of my life that are just too much to handle all at once – too heavy for my head and heart. God tells us not to worry. It’s not in His plan. He tells us “Do not fear” 365 times in His word. That’s one time for every day of the year. Noted.

My prayer for everyone this year is that we spend less time stuck in the middle of things that don’t matter. Less time around the table with people who aren’t willing to invest in our lives. Let’s love our people hard and be intentional in making memories.

Happy 2020, friends! Make it GREAT!

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