December 28, 2012

Looking Ahead

Is it just me or did 2012 seem like the fastest year yet?  I can't believe how quickly it flew by.  But as this year comes to a close, I can't help but to reflect on what has happened and dream as to what's to come. 

2012, you brought so many good times and fun adventures.  Getting engaged, getting married, moving to a different state, traveling to places I'd never been to before.  But you also brought some hard times.  When Nick had to move away the first time, I thought that was tough.  But then when he had to move even further away because of work, I really had no idea how we would make it.  Some of those times seemed to so impossible.  But throughout all of the good times and the hard ones, there is no doubt that this was a year of great growth.

I tend to not make too many resolutions.  I know that may seem strange, but I try to steer clear of them, because I know myself and I know that I will be too disappointed if I don't achieve those things.  Instead, I set one or two goals to accomplish during the year and then I pick a word that marks the theme of what I want to grow in for the year.  In 2011, I chose the word SERVE and I tried to focus on becoming more of a servant to others and not being as selfish.  For 2012, my word was JOY.  That was a theme that I thought might be pretty easy, but with some of the trials, it proved to be something that I really had to focus on.

For 2013, I am choosing a word that honestly scares me.  It's something I struggle with on a daily basis, but definitely an area that I know I could grow in if I allowed God to work in me.  I've debated for some time now on other words or themes that I could pick, but this one just never would stop coming to the front of my mind.  Are you ready for it?


In 2013 my goal is to be better at trusting the Lord, others, and myself.  And by doing that, I will have to let people in and be vulnerable to getting hurt.  [gosh I hate that.]  But now that I've said it on here, please hold me accountable, ok?  Thanks :)

I hope you all have a very happy and safe New Years!



  1. What a great goal! I always make teensie resoultions for myself.. nothing big like lose 100 pounds or anything. i don't think we need a new year to start living better:)

  2. Wow! I love your approach of choosing a word...a powerful word to focus on. Trust is such a good one. Now that you asked, I'll definitely hold you accountable. Jenn, trust that you are an inspiration to your readers. Your candidness and your faith in the Lord are so refreshing. Trust in your gifts, my dear:-)
    Happy New Year!
    XO, Gina

  3. I may need to copy your goal :) Trusting in the Lord is something I think all of us can do more!

  4. Love your word choice! Happy New Year!!! xoxo

  5. Love that we have the same word :) It felt totally scary to me too, but also so exciting. The chance to let go of things that have a hold on you and find freedom in so many other ways. Happy 2013 Jenn!! xo


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