They always say that the hardest thing to do, is to start. Right now, I feel like that is a saying that is resinating with me. One that I just can’t seem to get past. If you have been here before, you may realize that this is the first post you’ve seen in months, probably a year. That’s because I’m choosing to start.
I’ve been worrying about what my first come-back post should be for days, then weeks and soon months. I realize how much time I have lost because I was to scared to just start. What is the worse that could happen anyways? I might like it? Someone else might like it? I might become inspired?
This month, I’m setting goals that I am going to just start…
ONE | BLOGGING
I have drafts, I have ideas. Now is the time to sit down and make the effort to put all of this information into posts. Start scheduling my time to work on the blog and not get behind. I want to stay ahead of myself and plan as much as I can out so that I don’t feel rushed and then shut down and not post anything at all. Have you ever felt this way?
TWO | WORKING OUT
I signed my husband and I up for a gym membership to the local YMCA that is right down the road from us. I signed us up last weekend and wanted to start first thing Monday. But, then I’ve been sick this past week and it was put on the back burner. I don’t want to let the membership be something that I just pay for every month and never use, like I’ve done in the past. I plan on starting slow, I’ve never been one to work out regularly. And when I was in my early twenties, I didn’t really need to. But, it’s amazing how hitting your thirties and working a desk job will affect that so quickly.
THREE | SAVING
Our ongoing goal is to get our finances in order to buy a house. We’ve had a lot of changes in the last three months to help us get this started, but haven’t had a chance to actually get much saved. We moved back near my family and our rent is significantly cheaper. This gave my husband a chance to leave his job and start looking for something new that will make him happier. Otherwise, after the move his commute would have been an hour one way trip.
The first month was a little unknown while he took a lower level job to pay the bills and so he could keep looking. After one month, he finally was offered the job that he had been interviewing for. We are finally settling into regular paychecks again and can get our budget back in order.
Today is the start of a new month, and I think it is the perfect time for a start to a new Katie and a new He Calls Me Grace. I’m realizing how much time I spend at home that isn’t productive. I want to be intentional with my time and make it count for something. I’ll keep updating these goals, and hopefully if all goes well, I will have positive results to share with you at the end of the month. What are your goals going into the new month?