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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Embrace change

Time flies when you're having fun - ain't that the dang truth?! Christmas has come and gone like the cold fronts here in Florida. Here one day, gone the next.


Now we're staring down the start of 2015 and I'm excited and ready for this new year. 2014 was a year full of just so much. In December, my only goal was to praise Jesus for He is our King. I think I did a pretty good job of that. I was mindful of the reason for Christmas, focused my attention on celebrating His birth, and even spent Christmas morning giving to others.
 
For January, I have a couple of goals I want to set up for myself:
 
+ Get back into walking/running. And if that doesn't work, do exercises in the comfort of my home for at least 30 minutes, 3x per week. I'm starting slow here...
 
+ January is full of birthdays! Hunter kicks the month off with his birthday, and then shortly thereafter, several of our friends will be celebrating their's as well (hi Mike P., Brooke, Erin!). My goal? Celebrate the lives of these amazing people!
 
I'll be the first to admit, I'm never the one to set New Year's Resolutions. I just don't do them. I forget about them about mid-January (yes, that quickly), and they just set me up for failure. BUT! I'm turning over a new leaf this year. I am setting a New Year's Resolution with my husband.
 
Become debt-free.
 
Now, we won't be able to pay off all our debts within 2015. But we are dang sure going to knock a few of it's teeth out. Have ya'll met Sallie & Perkins? Seriously, their determination to face their debt head-on, and win, is so encouraging to Hunter and I.
 
With that being said, we will be taking measures to cut back unnecessary spending, paying for things up front with cash (like our Disney trip in November), and learning how to manage with so little money while still having so much fun. It's going to be really hard for us but we know we can do it. Just yesterday, Hunter and I were reminded of God's faithfulness during our trying times. Because of some extra money that we had no idea was coming, we were able to set up an emergency savings account and pay off Hunter's credit card. God had my tear ducts working in overdrive yesterday.
 
 
Fun fact: By changing Hunter's relationship status to married with his truck insurance company, it saved him $29/month. I'm jumping onto his insurance policy with my car come February and we'll be saving $80/month. That's $960/year that we're saving!! Great things are already in motion.
 
Whatever your New Year's Resolution is, and wherever you are in your life, know that God's faithfulness and timing are always right, and just, and holy. Happy New Year friends! See ya'll next week!
 



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3 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to your beautiful family!!
    Matt and I try to live like no one now so we can really live like no one later :) We might not have brand new everything, but we also have WAY less debt than a lot of people :) You can do it lady!

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  2. All great news! :) Happy New Year, Kel!

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