Did you make any type of New Year's Resolutions? This is something we tend to do at the beginning of the new year. It always makes me think of that TV show, "The Middle." The middle child, Sue Sue Heck, always declares each year as something. She had "The Year of Sue."
This year instead of saying "I'm going to start working out 6 days a week", I'm making small goals. For example, I am doing a "40 day Sugar Fast" (Book Link)that starts on January 4, 2021. I did this last January and I really enjoyed it. Was it hard? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes. The 40 day Sugar Fast was created by Wendy Speake. She has an online community that encourages each other and helps support each other through the fast. The fast is about giving up sugar and feasting on God. Focus on HIM, not yourself. I spent my 40 days focused on praying for my niece, Luella, who was hospitalized and was in really bad shape. She was my focus. Praying for her gave me strength and hope that my sacrifice was for something bigger then myself.
If you don't know, I had covid in July 2020. I have become a covid-longhauler which means the virus is still in my body wrecking havoc on different systems in my body. Right now, its favorite spot to be in is my nervous system. I have terrible brain fog and sometimes it feels like my brain is "shorting out." I lose feeling in my arms and legs often. Its really scary and the doctors are trying to figure out how to treat people like me. The strangest thing is all my medical tests come back that I am a healthy person. I was at one point, but now I am now. This is such a strange virus.
So my first goal is to complete the 40 day Sugar Fast. I'm hoping by getting rid of sugar in my diet, I can see some improvement in my health.
Here is a list of some goals I'd like to accomplish this year:
- Start a YouTube Channel
- Get my blog up and running with lots of followers
- Become a better distance learning teacher mom to my kids
- Get in better physical shape to build up the muscle tone I have lost due to covid
- Get outside at least 30 minutes a day
- Read at least 12 books (Thank you Jen Hatmaker Book Club!)
- Simplify my life
- Organize my home
- Finish remodeling our home
- Start writing a book