2017: The Year of Peace

Phew. 2016 was definitely one for the books. While I wish I could say I accomplished all of my resolutions and everything went according to plan, that was far from the case. In 2016, I left my job of three years, to start a new & exciting venture. In a matter of days, 10 to be exact, I was let go. In a daze, I quickly brushed myself off and began the hunt. As a Type A, oldest child, Mom 2.0 (according to my siblings), I set a plan of attack: I would give myself until August to find a new job. Well, I guess He got a good laugh out of that one.

Here I am January 2017, and still on the hunt. While this has not been the plan I had for myself, this is His plan. 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. -Deuteronomy 31:6

Throughout 2016, I had a peace (and still do) that is hard to explain. I know that He has something great in store for me, and I'm trusting His plan for my life. And with a new year, I can't help but feel optimistic. 

Over the holidays, my family and I started to talk about resolutions. The biggest take away from the talk was that we would be more intentional about the time we spend together, talking on the phone, or texting. Being that my brother is in Chicago (soon to be LA), I have to make more of an effort with him, since I can't see him weekly like I do with my sister and parents. 

So, here are my 5 resolutions for 2017:

  • Have a monthly supper club with my mom and sister - The Boring girls love food, but with our busy schedules, it can be hard to find time to get together. With the theme of being intentional in 2017, we are planning to have a supper club once a month. Whether it be a restaurant in town or me testing out a new dish, I'm happy to already have January's date on the calendar. #BabySteps

  • Get out of my comfort zone & join a women's group at Passion City Church - I've been going to PCC for a several years now, but have never joined any of the amazing groups they have to offer. At the end of 2016, they mentioned a women's mentor program, Flourish, and I knew this was the thing for me. It's a one-year program where I am matched with an older woman at our church. Excited to start the journey later this month!
  • Pay it forward - Super impressed with a fellow blogger & her generous spirit, she's also a mama to three boys! #SuperMom Give her a follow on Insta!
  • Cut myself some slack when it comes to working out & eating "right" - When I started to really commit to working out and eating well, I saw results. Not immediately, but they did come! For a while, I was too hard core and hard on myself. This year, I'm going to continue to lead a healthy & balanced lifestyle, but not kick myself if I want to sleep in one Saturday versus work out. Or if I'd rather have tacos & a marg versus fish & veggies.
  • Be more intentional - Whether it be with making a lunch date with a friend I haven't seen in a while, talking to my brother a couple times a week on the phone, scheduling my workouts & not pressing snooze...you get the point.

As you can see, my resolutions are all over the place! But I truly feel this will be a great year, and that your situation doesn't define you. I feel so thankful for my family & friends, and can't wait to see what He has in store for me & YOU this year!



  1. I LOVE that verse. One of my favorites. And one of my good friends is a flourish mentor! It's an awesome program. Wishing the best for you in 2017!

    1. It's become a favorite of mine over the last year, too! What a small world. My mentor is amazing! Looking forward to this year in Flourish. Appreciate the kind words!! XO