Last year I was introduced to a very cool idea that I decided to keep up on. What you do is you choose a word to focus on for the year. Last year I chose “Transform“. I wanted to use that word in every aspect of my life. Health, finances, family, you name it. It yielded some interesting results for sure. This year, I’ve chosen the word “Nourish”.

Nourish to me is more of a piggyback theme to last year than a new plan of action. While I’m happy with my 2016 in many ways, I want to make 2017 the year I really feed my body, soul, and mind what it needs and surround myself further with the healthiest environment possible.

So in keeping with last year, here are my goals for 2017:

Family: We’ve made some big changes in the past year! Started homeschooling this year and the kids are just flourishing like you wouldn’t believe. Still, there are some rough days. I’m not sure what the next few months hold as the older kids both start new stages of school (Middle and Intermediate), but no matter what, we will continue to make choices as a family and work together as a team. Nourishing my family in 2017 means helping my children continue to find out who Christ has designed them to be, praying more for my Husband and supporting him in whatever he sets his mind to, and trying each day to be a better wife and mother than I was yesterday.

Faith: I love where this year has taken in me in my faith journey. My goal is simple. I want to nourish my spirit by drawing closer to my King every day. I’ve dropped the ball on a few things like Bible Journaling and keeping a prayer journal and would like to pick those things back up, but I love my small groups and having a community of fellow Christ followers close to me in my life!
Writing: Definitely a category I have let slide a bit this past year. Even though my blog is a little dusty, I am happy that I have been able to stretch myself in this area the past year. In 2017, I want to nourish my writing by stretching to other outlets and finding my creativity in fiction. Hmmmm….something to ponder.

Finances: This is the year! I can feel it! We’ve made such great progress in 2016 to make this happen, I know it’s right around the corner. in 2017 we will nourish our bank account by buying a house! Right now flushing the rental toilet every month is DRAINING us, and the sad reality is we’d save SO much money if we bought a house. I cannot wait to make this happen so everyone will have their own bedroom and maybe….MAYBE…the toddler will learn to sleep! πŸ™‚

Health: I failed at this one miserably in 2016. Even got to spend a little time in the hospital with no real answers (except the obvious “You’re fat, lazy, and getting older!!”) But….in 2017 already…PROGRESS. I am nourishing my body and mind by getting healthy. Weight loss and stress management and endorphins, OH MY! My Hubster “transformed” himself massively in 2016 and I can’t just let him leave me in the fitness dust. Time to get off my bum and change things!

So Tell Me: What is your word for 2017? Any goals?

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