Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Brand New Year

It is a brand-spankin' new year, my friends!

I love this day. I love the newness, the freshness, the hope that a new year brings. Hopefully this optimism will carry us right on through the dark days of winter without needing bags of chocolate chips as comfort.

I had thought that I would write a few more posts in 2012 to help close out the year, but I just couldn't do it. I was so ready for the year to be over I didn't have any more words to say about it. It was a long, hard year. I even went to bed before midnight last night.

But today is a new day! The sun is shining, my legs are shaved and I avoided simple carbohydrates for breakfast. We are off to a fantastic start. And I have decided that I am claiming 2013 as the Year of Health. I am thinking I may need theme music for this.

I am striving for financial health: save more, spend less.

I am striving for physical health: move more, eat less.

I am striving for emotional health: laugh more, stress less.

And I am striving for relational health: I think it would be fun to avoid all Textinators.

These are my goals, my resolutions. And I have 365 days to work on them. I have realized that I do not have much control over things in this world, but what I do have control over needs to be healthy.

So here's to a low-stress, cellulite-free, love-filled year!

I hope your 2013 is off to a great start!


  1. Great goals and aspirations, Sarah! I'm glad you blog when you do. It's nice to peek into your life from time to time. I think you should add one more thing to the list though. See Sheryl a little more. Just sayin'.

  2. I love it!

    -the Seester

  3. Happy New Year, my friend! I can speak from experience God can work through these lists (Mike even asked me if a new house had been on my list for 2012 since my lists have such a reputation). In January '07 I wasn't even dating anyone and by November Mike and I were engaged. Prayers for God's blessings on your new year!