I wrote a post about seasons here on our former blog about law school. Since then, I have changed and life has changed, thankfully. I was still in my early 20’s, still a student etc. It doesn’t seem so long ago, but life moves on and morphs and you adapt. And now as a fully fledged adult, the rules are still the same; life moves on and morphs. Adapting is in progress.
The past few months have been a roller coaster.
Toward the end of summer, I was at a peak of absolute euphoria. The man of my prayers asked me to be his wife. I saw a new addition to my family born into the world and wondered at the miracle of birth. I spent precious time with family and friends.
As the season began to change, life continued forward and brought deep valleys. The death of a very dear loved-one and the heartache that follows. Seeing loved ones in emotional pain.
It felt like I got a crash course of all the various cycles and stages of life all at once. The changes that this season have brought are known and unknown in the sense that while there have been evident changes, there is no way to predict the effect the changes will have. What I know for sure is that every single moment is precious because life is fleeting. Everyone needs that reminder. Below are my goals for October which I hope will truly make me get the most out of life this month.
Goal 1: Complete the Daniel Fast
I am a Christian. I was raised in the Lutheran church my whole life. As time moved on and I went to undergrad and law school, I desired more than my parent’s “old time religion.” I wanted to discover Christ on my own. I’m still a work in progress, however, I truly believe that I am on the cusp of being more spiritually grounded now than in previous years. To my surprise, my church announced that they would be participating in the Daniel Fast starting September 28 and lasting 40 days. I’m a glad participant, though I am reallllly adjusting to not eating my normal foods. I have some hunger pangs yet I feel really good inside if that makes sense. Also, since I am coping with grief, I’ve been more in tune with my emotions and feelings and pouring my heart out to God during my devotionals. I feel more centered. My goal is to follow through and complete this fast while growing stronger in my relationship with Christ.
Goal 2: Reach out to family and friends via TELEPHONE
This is a typical goal for me, but one that has not been conquered. I keep in touch with very few people via telephone (Mom, siblings, fiance, a friend or two). My goal is to reconnect with friends and family that I really hold dear but that get lost in the shuffle. It’s always nice to know someone out there is thinking of you, plus, it’s nice to hear what’s going on in another’s life from them directly and not through the grapevine.
Goal 3: Workout consistently for my physical health and complete this October ab challenge
This month, my workouts are important, but they are not the end all be all. I don’t want to beat myself up for missing a workout or two. I just want to try to be more active and to listen to my body and rest when need be, especially since my diet has changed dramatically. I am doing my own thing this month! Meaning no programs to follow except this ab challenge from my fave fitness Instagrammer @TameikaG.
Goal 4: Get the Ball Rolling On Wedding Planning
Woo hoo. I gave myself all of September to soak it all in and now it is officially time to get to work on these nuptials. I have created a Pinterest account and now I am trying to set up designated times to coordinate wedding planning with my fiance since we are still long-distance loves.
Goal 5: Live & Blog More
Lastly, I want to live. I work full time so on the weekends, I am always down for being a bum. I want to try to get out more and explore the bay area. There is a lot to offer and much that I am missing. I get Groupon and Living social deals on the regular so I should be able to get out the house and steal away a few times at a minimum. And I want to blog more consistently so I took a page from Kyra’s book and will be participating in this blogging challenge!
Thoughts? What are your goals for this month? Have you experienced big changes recently for better or worse?
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