With this recent move of Brady and I, I’ve done a lot of getting rid of, saying goodbye and making changes. I’ve also been doing a lot of praying, reading books, pondering and journaling some of these thoughts and feelings I experience with these changes.
I love blogging. Blogging will always be a huge part of my soul. I love photography, photography will always be a huge part of my soul. These are just a few of my hobbies that I thoroughly enjoy doing almost all of the time. What I’m learning right now though is what takes priority and what matters most, and what I want vs. need.
Brady and I are going to be working hard to become debt free now. We’re doing a budget creation alongside Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and have all of the tools from Dave that we’ll need. We’re ready to smash our debt-free goals and we’re excited and motivated!
With that being said, I’ve got some things I’ll be doing to kind of start things off. First, this blog. I will officially not renew this domain (I thought it would expire last time and it turns out I had a little bit longer than that). This isn’t a huge money saver, but we’re saving where we can.
Social media. Social social social media media media. I’ve often expressed how depressed & stressed out it makes me, being on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter but I can’t seem to cut the ties. Facebook is where most of my family and friends share their lives and I love being able to stay up-to-date on that but its influence on my emotions is too strong and I’m cutting back. I left about 90% of the groups I was apart of. I unfollowed/unliked accounts, pages, or friends to clean up my newsfeed. And it feels oh so good to finally do this.
I’m also doing PathwayConnect starting in January and I’m really really excited!! :) It’s a totally new ballgame for me but I think being at home and having more free-time, it’ll be a good thing for me! Have you done PathwayConnect or know someone who has? :)
I’m just excited to make these changes. I have prayerfully pondered and made these decisions with God and with Brady for my future well-being. I have been so happy and doing so well lately and it’s just really really nice. Of course, I miss my family, but I love where Brady and I are at right now and I know only more exciting things can come from this! I want God to be happy with me, love me and excited for me and I know the only way to do that is to be available to Him, and involve Him in my life over everything else. A lot of this influence comes from a book I’m currently reading, but mostly just having conversations and praying.
I’m just worrying about myself, my family and God. I announce these things because I get asked the same questions a lot. I know that I can do these things privately but to avoid many messages, I’m blogging them!
Xoxo, may the new year and much more bring you happiness & love!