Now that Riley and I are living in the city, I get a kick out of saying, "oh, we're spending the weekend in the country…" or something of that nature. It makes visiting family sound like even more of a luxury than it already is. Wandering around my parents' place the other day, I got to fully appreciate the signs of spring and the beautiful weather that accompanies it. It got me thinking about New Year's resolutions.
I kind of missed the boat (ha!) on that front this year, mainly because we spent New Year's just trying to survive Key West. In all honesty, I intentionally gave myself a pass on making any resolutions anyway. Living on a boat seemed like a pretty good excuse. I wasn't going to commit to a new exercise routine, because when I wasn't walking two miles to the grocery store and back, I really was quite content to… sit around. I wasn't going to commit to healthier eating, because really, we were just going to eat whatever was easy to come by and even easier to prepare. I wasn't going to start new hobbies, or save more money, I was just going to simply do the best with what I had to work with. I suppose the closest I came to making a resolution on New Year's was to attempt to do something new everyday. And given our situation, I think I did a pretty good job with that one.
In anticipation of moving back on land however, I did start to make myself a list of future resolutions. You know, it's kind of like the dieter that says, "I'll start my diet after Thanksgiving. And Christmas. And New Year's." My intentions were purely good, though. Well, they were going to be, anyway.
So, now that we're somewhat settled, it's spring, the flowers are blooming, and the air is fresh, and it seems like a pretty good time to dust off those New Year's resolutions. Nothing too dramatic, of course, I really just want to focus on intentional living. I want to make conscious choices about the foods we're eating, the exercise I'm getting, and the activities I'm spending my time and money on. I want to find new and exciting experiences right outside my own door.
|lastly, this. Just because I think it's hilarious. You get 'im girl.|
If our experience on the boat had to come to an end, at least we timed it pretty well. There is nothing quite like the transition into spring to lift sprits, renew hope, and inspire change. It's the perfect time for a fresh start. In our case, quite literally. Does it feel that way for you too, though? How are your New Year's resolutions going, anyway? Do they need to be dusted off? What are the things that you want to focus on this Spring? Or this year? I'd love to hear and be inspired by some of your own resolutions!
(Also, by the way, Riley thanks you for all of the birthday wishes! And as far as Gidget is concerned, it looks like we may be starting her on some anti-seizure medication. She was kind of diagnosed with epilepsy by process of elimination. Thank you again for all of your sweet words and prayers!)