Welcome! Now that you have had a few days to settle in I wanted to officially welcome you. I have been anxiously awaiting your arrival for months and months and months and celebrated it with dancing and libations. Having said that, don’t worry. I have no intentions of placing any unnecessary expectations upon you. I have learned my lesson with past years. I am aware of the power you have and have been humbled by it in past years. So, instead of laying out my expectations of you I will let you know what you can expect from me.
2017 expect me to appreciate every single day that we share together. I will take note of the good things happening in my life each day with a spirit of gratitude. I will also take note of my personal growth accomplishments in a spirit of self-love and esteem building.
2017 expect me to grow in my faith. During your predecessor’s time I was baptized. This was not a major life change as I was already a Christian. The timing just felt right to make the public commitment. Also, during your predecessors’ time I’d planned to spend more time memorizing scripture. That effort feel flat but I am picking it back up during our time together.
2017 expect me to make good use of our time together. Time management is an area where I have lots of room to grow. My only resolution this year is to stick with my bullet journaling all year long to improve in this area.
2017 expect me to pay closer to the people in my life. I will be looking at who is in my inner circle, who I have relationships with and those who are part of my newtowork. I will be paying close attention and taking note of the people who make me feel excited, happy, and energized when I am with them as well as those who make me feel the opposite. I’ll be limiting the time I spend with Joy Thieves as much as possible.
2017 expect me to encourage and help others to Chase Joy. I am bringing back the Chasing Joy Brunch & Learn, #CJBL. I will also be making the #CJSpaDay an annual event. Blogging and the Chasing Joy Newsletter will continue to be mainstays.
2017 expect me to become a mom. I made the decision to pursue motherhood even though I am single a couple of years ago. This journey has been a lot longer and harder than I anticipate. However things are looking promising. Perhaps God was waiting for you to arrive before answering my prayers.
2017 expect me to be happy. I have made a decision to have a happy life even though things have not and will likely not go as I have planned in the future. I will keep Chasing Joy.
None of us know what 2017 has in store for us. While I pray this year is full of blessings we cannot control that. What we can control is ourselves . So, what can 2017 expect from you???