F Means I Failed

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Hi friends! This blog post is all about how I failed spectacularly in 2021.

I had so many goals and targets that I wanted to hit, and I missed pretty much all of them. So this year instead of waiting for the new year for a fresh start, I’m starting here and now.

If you’ve been around for a bit, you know by now that we’ve moved quite a bit the past few years. (From 2017 to present – IL➡️NC➡️IA➡️PA and now we are moving again!) Still going to be in PA but just a little more north of where we are now.

Moving forward, I’m going to be chronicling our daily lives more often. I’ve strayed away from personal stories because I tend to put things on here and then never follow through. So we are calling the previous posts the trial run, and now we are into the main event.

I really want to make this blog my full time job, and I haven’t treated it as such to this point. I’ve treated it as an obligation…because I had the space I filled it with half hearted content just to put something out there. My honest goal is to be more intentional with what I post.

So I hope you will join me on the ride. We are moving to the country soon, so I hope to have a lot of fun content to share from our new house. I have a lot of diet changes that I’m going to be making which is going to be a huge adjustment so I’lll share how I’m adapting to that.

Also, since we have some land, I’m going to try my hand at gardening. (insert yikes face here.) I tried to have a garden once…and failed. Here’s hoping that I remember to water and weed it regularly.

I’m also going to try and stay on top of my mental health. A big part of this is going to be diving deeper into my faith. I’ve been struggling a lot lately, and I didn’t even realize how bad it was until today. I just woke up in this funk and filled it with mindless time on my phone…next thing I know 5 hours have passed and I can’t tell you one meaningful thing that I did today. I could have take this as an excuse to say that I failed at the day…but I’m changing the narrative.

I’m continuing the Stephen King Book Club. I have a couple of posts that I need to add for that. I’ve really laid off reading other books though. I’m really enjoying his, and I want to hold onto that feeling for longer.

I will be reading more personal development books though, that is going to be a big focus moving forward.

I want to be a better wife and mom, too. That’s my biggest goal moving forward. I’m the “sit on the sidelines” mom. I want to be more engaged with my family.

A lot of my issues stem from the fact that I am incredibly lazy. Not an ounce of exaggeration there. I’m much too comfortable in my every day life right now, and it’s not doing anyone any good.

On The Agenda…

We have to pack for the move! I hate packing. But I’m going to go into it with a different attitude this time around. We truly feel that the home we are going to is our forever home, so I’m gong to do my best to make it home. Keep it clean, organized and an efficient space. We’ve got the movers scheduled, now just have to make sure we are ready!

I really need to also pin down my dietary restrictions moving forward. I know what I need to do, but it’s just a matter of actually committing to it.

Gearing up for the holidays is pretty simple this year. All the gifts are taken care of and ready to be opened by their recipients. Living far away from everyone means that gift cards are the easy way to go. ?

I’ll post my recipe from dinner tonight, as well as some of my thoughts for book club later today.

Also :

Our word of the year is Rattle. If you aren’t familiar with it already – go listen to Elevation Worship’s song Rattle and you will see the energy we are bringing into 2022. These dry bones are coming back to life.

Here’s to all the espresso and coffee to fuel my brain. (Don’t remind me that coffee doesn’t help anxiety.)

Have an incredible rest of your day! ?

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