1/4/15

2015 Goals + New Years Giveaway!

I cannot believe that 2015 is here! I feel as if the past year just flew by! It was filled with good things, things that taught me life lessons, times for growth, and lots of smiles. God is so good to bring us through another year.

As I get older and think about resolutions and goals for the coming year, I think about all the times I wish things were different last year. What made me sad or disappointed or how did I grow. Overall, I think that my biggest problem was that I wasn't finding joy in the little things. I wasn't getting excited about things or my expectations were too high. So this year, 2015, my goal is to be more joyful. That includes continuing to be thankful in all situations, seeing the good in situations that may not seem that great, and being kind and happy towards others even when I am unsure of myself or what's happening in life. I will also pray and read my Bible more to continue replenishing that source of true joy. On top of that, I want to stay healthy and fit for my upcoming wedding. (Yes, a story about the proposal is coming!!) I want to drink more fresh pressed juices, eat more vegetables, and exercise more. Your health is very important, so I want to keep it at the front of my mind. Limit pizza and french fries (boo) and eat more natural ingredients! I will feel so great!

Today I also want to bring you a giveaway with a few of my blogging friends! It's perfect to start off the new year, because you'll be winning a blog planner, some fun little accessories from Modcloth, and a "Cheers" banner from Ash's Party Accents! These items are perfect to bring your office space some organization and sparkle. See below for entry details!

"Cheers" garland

Blogging Planner



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22 comments:

  1. May 2015 be the year where you look for joy tucked away in the little moments. (This sounds like such an awesome giveaway, too!)

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  2. I can't wait to hear your engagement story!


    And your goals basically = my goals. Caleb and I found a juicer on sale at Macy's for $65. It was a steal! I'm hoping that this next week we will start using it daily.


    Hope to see you when you get back on campus! :)

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  3. I love how you are focusing on joy this year. that could also be like your word of the year

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  4. I'm right with you when it comes to using God's word and praying as a source for replenishing joy! Have a blessed new year!

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  5. i am planning on starting a 'Virtues to strive for' series on my blog soon to help me get in the Word more!! and, as someones' whose health is precarious, i agree with you that health is very important! do all you can to stay healthy! Happy 2015!

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  6. So good, I right there with becoming more healthy. Sometimes it tends to be the first thing to go when things get busy, but I'm really learning that I can't be my best & give it my all when I'm just not feeling good due to lack of exercise & eating right!

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  7. Ah!!! Have fun juicing! My mom does and it's always a treat when I'm home from school.

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  8. I thought about that, but I think my word for the year is Renewal. A post will be coming on that soon!

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  9. Yeah staying healthy is so so important but you're right. When we get busy we immediately forfeit our healthy lifestyles! I wish they had fast food places that were like, organic and natural ingredients and salads, etc. haha think of how nice that would be!

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  10. This is an awesome giveaway! My goals are to graduate college & to take my blog to the next level! This year is going to be a great one.

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  11. Health is definitely a goal this year. I don't have a goal weight or size. I just want to be happy and healthy. Fit, not skinny.
    I like your point to relish the little things. Find joy in all circumstances. "Giving thanks to God in all circumstances.." Ps9:1.
    Wonderful give away! Great post.

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  12. Kelsi @ It Is WellJanuary 5, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Being intention in everything I do is definitely my main goal for this year. Awesome giveaways. I love love love your blog! :) 2015 is going to be a GREAT year! Happy New Year!!





    kelsicline.blogspot.com

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  13. JOY! That was my "one word" for 2014 & let me tell ya, God is faithful!!!! I am excited for your journey to find more joy. :) Happy new year!

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  14. Thank you Kristen! Happy 2015 :)

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  15. So true!! Yes yes yes. I wish you all the joy this year!

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  16. how has the being healthier thing going for you?? i thought that sounded like a great idea…. but i haven't started yet. hahahaha.

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  17. I've been trying to eat more salad and I've cut out soda! When I get back to campus on Monday I am going to start working out at the gym because it's free! It's not too late to get started :)

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