New Year, No Goals and Guess What? That’s Just Fine by Me.


What do you think of a new year with no goals or resolutions?


It’s January, the time for everyone to set goals, make plans, feel inspired about the next year in their lives. I am not that person. I am a person who is tapped out. My husband is a pastor, and December is the busiest time of the year for him, next to Easter. Not only was he working around the clock, but all of my kids (3 kids, 7 and under) and myself at some point didn’t feel well. Family not feeling well and a busy husband does not make for a relaxing end of the year. Not to mention all of the parties and different festivities everyone has throughout the month of December. 


a pastor and his family standing by the Christmas tree in church


As I sat down to write this post, I started it over again three times. I didn’t like anything I was writing. I even fell asleep at one point. I am not falling in line with the mantra making and goal setting. I can’t write about starting a new yoga class or my “word of the year”. Do you know what my goal for 2022 is? More sleep. I just want to relax and rejuvenate. I want things to slow down so that I can fold laundry and put my Christmas decorations away. I want to stay home and have nothing to do. I want to take a nap on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. I want to vacuum my living room. I don’t have any grand plans for the beginning of 2022. It’s not to say that I don’t want to see people or have fun; casual get-togethers with our friends are something I am looking forward to. In the meantime though, I just want some sleep and tv binge watching in my future.


I don’t feel the pressure to make some life-changing goals this January. I have a great life. Sure, some things in my life could stand to change a bit. My basement needs to be cleaned and organized, as does my daughter’s bedroom and the guest bedroom. All that to say, nothing is pressing. I have a healthy family and a lovely life. So this January, I am going to take the time to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy my family.



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