So instead of making resolutions, I allow a new year to stir up inspiration...
It inspires a sense of cleaning out:
It inspires fresh starts and always bettering...
|Lord-willing this month in Colorado|
|Our storage area where the majority of the toys are stored|
so that we can have peace and organization in these areas...
We pull toys out of storage as requested or trade out and only keep a manageable amount in the bedrooms and main areas. This really does keep clean-up more manageable and toys more exciting and interesting that haven't been seen in a while.
Things still absolutely get out of hand and we forget about toys we brought out and soon we have an enormous mess, but this gives us a system to always fall back on.
It inspires trying new things:
It inspires setting goals:
|Just to get back in the game|
Sometimes a goal is as simple as showing up. And, although I wish I had a concrete goal for writing, the only concrete thing I have is a writers group once a month, which I plan to show up to and for now, that is enough.
So, although I have some clear sights ahead, more importantly for this new year is a sense of spiritually cleaning out, de-cluttering, and making room for something mysteriously new. It's the anticipation of the unknown.
What boils within at this time of every year simply cannot be limited to a New Year's resolution because, for me, it's really all about making room for the immeasurable joys God has in store for me over this next year.