There is something about a new year that brings about a renewed sense of vigor.

In 2018 my husband and I finally paid off ALL the debt. It’s gone. BYE BYE!

We have all of these goals we’re trying to tackle with our house. Vacations. Our children. (I’ve had 2 since the last time I posted in this blog!)

The past 3 months have been an awakening for me in who I want to be. How I want to live my life. And I feel like instead of wishing I’m finally developing the skills to create my new reality.

But I actually had those skills all this time – this blog is evidence of it. Small Steps for Big Change.

I started applying small steps to my life. Creating new habits. Forming a new me by changing my routines.

Here is what I’m doing

  • Eating a protein rich breakfast
  • Making sure every meal has fruit or vegetables in it – every one
  • Being active (within the constraints of my body) at least 3 times a week
  • Spend 5 minutes picking up my house each day
  • Wipe down the kitchen counters and table each day
  • Sweep the floor each day
  • Empty the dishwasher each day (and fill it again)

Here are the plans for my future

  • Spend time listening to my bodies satiety clues
  • Pick up my office before I leave each day
  • Learn to keep the TV off and instead turn to books, board games, and conversations as a method to unwind
  • Plan a date with each of my children (individually) every month
  • Plan a date with my husband every month
  • Add journaling and gratitude to my daily routine (there is a reason I’ve come back to this blog, and it isn’t about money)

2 thoughts on “Awakening

  1. It’s so good to hear from you! I visited your blog today to find something in an ancient post (the rules of your no eating out challenge), and I was so pleased to hear from you! Congratulations on your kiddos, and on paying off your debt. ❤

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