Getting Back Into the Groove

In the past 5 months, we’ve packed up one house, moved, and had a baby (yay!).  My studio has been uprooted and my kiln is still waiting to get the electric set up. Our house has lots of projects being worked on. My body is still recovering and standing still brings lots of pain.

However. I need to get going. These next two months, with all the crazy holidays coming and being a mom of 2 under 2, I want to get good habits going. Habits that make me healthier physically, spiritually, and emotionally. 

This post is just going to lay out my biggest desires. The ones following will lay out what SMART goals I’m setting up to make those happen. 

Spiritual Desires   “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecto of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”  Hebrews 12: 1-3

I’m aware that I’m not who I want to be right now.

I want to be an encourager. I want to intentionally see the best in people and pray for them when I have the urge to point out their flaws (even in my own mind) to prevent gossiping about them. 

I want to have a few women who I really go deep with in the middle of this kiddie chaos. I want to share deeply, call each other on things, and care for others while they do the same for me.

I want to begin memorizing Scripture again. I’ll probably put this time within my workout time and have the above verse as my main one as I discipline my body at the same time.

Emotionally   I’m aware that I’m overwhelmed, overtired, and a little discouraged about the state of our house. I need to make sure I’m intentional about these goals to care for myself well so that I can care for my family and friends well. While making these goals, part of it is acknowledging that I have certain priorities over others and trying to think through how I can  meet goals with my kids attached.

However, I still need to be intentional about being creative, creating pottery, and doing crafts that help beautify my home.

Physically   While I do have a weight goal, I’m more concerned about tracking my food, working through the ties of food to emotions, and getting really strong again so that I can do whatever I want/need to with my family. I’ll be in physical therapy for some pain left over from baby Willow. Plus I just love feeling strong. I know all my eating and activity affects me emotionally. The thought process of that discipline is also tied to my spiritual health.

While this is a boring post, I’ll be working to share blogs, music, youtube videos, and anything else that inspires me on this journey as well as pictures of my adorable girls and work in the studio. Thanks for supporting and encouraging me on this journey!

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