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I gave myself a FabFitFun annual subscription last year for my birthday and I’ve loved getting a new box filled with beauty, fashion, wellness and fitness pics delivered each quarter. While I’ve absolutely loved each box I’ve received, the Spring 2018 edition has been my favorite box so far.
Picking one little word for the year is a tricky thing, a personal thing, for me, a prayerful thing.
I often begin reflecting on how the current word of the year has been meaningful in late November or early December. I think back to the different ways the word impacted my hopes, thoughts, reactions, and plans throughout the year. How it has guided and directed me, reminded me of grace and brought me peace.
By mid-December, I find myself thinking about the year ahead. Thinking about my hopes and dreams, setting goals and milestones. Throughout it all, there is prayer, conversations with God about His hopes, desires, plans for the year ahead. Requests for that one little word that will guide and direct, bring grace and peace.
I first heard about Grace Notes Subscription on the Mom Struggling Well podcast. Emily Thomas, the host of the podcast, shared that scripture memory was a struggle of hers, but that her friend Deborah’s business was helping her with it. As someone who has always had a hard time truly hiding God’s word in my heart, I was intrigued.
Friends, today we have our first Outrageously Wonderful guest post of the year. Meredith Simonds writes at Plenty Woman, a website for women ready to believe we are everything anxiety says we’re not. We met at the BlogHer conference this summer and I immediately knew I had met a forever friend. Meredith writes honestly about her struggles with anxiety and shares beautiful affirmations and meditations that are an encouragement to your soul. You won’t want to miss a word of today’s post about simple resolutions.
I like to start my New Year’s resolutions in December. Sometimes July, as that’s my birthday month when I’m feeling particularly motivated to convince myself I’m getting better with age.
Starting on resolutions early like this gives me a chance to do a trial run. It’s nice to know you hate doing something before you commit to doing it on January 1.
I also like my New Year’s resolutions to be forgiving. I want to do these things every single day, but if I only do them half the time, it still makes a world of difference.
Three out of the four resolutions on this list are ones that stuck for me this past year, so I can vouch for their simplicity. The fourth is a resolution I’m working toward, but one I believe can be equally user-friendly.
Wow! BlogHer16 was amazing. I didn’t quite know what to expect from a blog conference, but the experience was one I will never forget. I’m so glad I got over my newbie shyness and jumped in with both feet. In this post, I share 5 things that made the conference such an awesome experience for me.