Why, hello 2013!

Merry Christmas from The Millers!

Merry Christmas from The Millers!

I had been planning on writing this post for awhile, but unfortunately have not had WiFi for days. But now that Hubs and I are safely back home from our whirlwind trip back from visiting both sides of the family for the holidays, I finally can breathe.

And that’s what 2013 will be for me– the year of BREATHING!

Every year of my life so far has been working toward something, achieving something or planning something. Sure, I’ll never stop setting goals and trying to achieve things (I’m working on getting some books published this year!), and we’ll never stop planning (Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball is tops on our priority list), but this will be the first year without foreseeable changes. There won’t be a graduation, a pending moving date, a huge life change– nothing. Just life.

This year, we can focus on living life. We can focus on making good habits (budget and health, here we come!) and we can focus on just enjoying this first full year of marriage together.

2012 was a rough year for us, especially Hubs. I thought about reflecting on it like I usually do, but it was so rough that I don’t even want to do that. I can’t say 2012 was a complete loss. After all, we got married and had a fabulous wedding! But there were a lot of firsts for me last year that I wish I didn’t have to go through. And I’m glad that both of us were able to make it through the trials and still somehow have smiles on our faces today.

2013 will be better– not because nothing bad won’t happen. But it will be better because we’re going to take this time to learn to breathe. We’re both working on picking up hobbies, getting involved in church more, and working on exercising both solo and together. We’re already heavily considering signing up for a 5K in May to raise money for some projects with Samaritan’s Purse, and we’re about to get a membership to a gym that has a racquet ball court (which we both love playing together).

This year will be great. It will be our first full year of being married which I’m sure will bring a whole bunch of firsts that won’t be sad to think about.

So good-bye 2012, and bring it on 2013! We can’t wait to see what’s in store.

A list of my goals:

  • Establish healthy habits and reach weight loss goals
  • Work toward getting my books published
  • Blog more often
  • Work more on Dave Ramsey’s budget program/debt snowball
  • Learn new hobbies (I’ve already started on some of these: cheese making, crocheting, sewing, canning, pasta making, general craftiness)
  • Run a 5K
  • Sleep more
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