blessings, blog, reflections

Thursday Thoughts-Another Year Older And My Goals

Hello, everyone! I am officially on spring break from work and I am SO happy about it! We leave for Nashville tomorrow to visit my cousin and kick off break. Whooo!!!

After work today, a few co-workers and I went to a wine tasting, and my work bestie asked me what my goals were for this next year of my life. It is crazy to think that next year I will be 30. Wasn’t I just 16 and driving for the first time?!

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and here are my goals for this next year of my life:

1) Take More Risks- I have always stayed within my comfort zone, but I am learning that good things come to risk takers. I took a risk on a part time online teaching job and got it, so I would like to keep this going with my full time career.

2) Be Patient With Pregnacy- My pregnancy journey hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be, but I trust in God’s timing.

3) Continue To Work On Body Positivity-This is something I have struggled with for many years. It’s not always easy, but I want to love every bit of myself.

4) Pray More-I have finally found a church that I love, but I want to spend more time praying and doing devotions.

5) Make New Recipes-I have always loved cooking, but I want to get back into making new recipes of my own.

6) Coninue Setting Goals For MyselfI hope to make new goals throughout the year.

Well, there you have it! What are some of your goals?! I’d love to hear!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love,

Carly

blessings, reflections, thankfulness

A Look Back And Moving Forward 

Hello and happy almost 2018! If you have any plans tonight please be safe!! I will be drinking wine on my couch with my hubby and cats. 

This year has had highs, lows, and everything in between. I wanted to share some of those, as well as some hopes for the new year. 

2017 REFLECTIONS:

  • We bought a house! We have worked SO hard to make it homey and it sure paid off. We are beyond greatful for our families and all of the help they have given to us. 
  • I found a church that I love and I am so thankful for that.
  • We took fun trips! 2 Nashville visits, Gun Lake, and North Carolina. We are so blessed to be able to travel.
  • My niece was born beautiful and healthy! 
  • We celebrated 2 years of marriage. Being married to such a hard working, selfless man has been such a blessing. 
  • I started this blog! I have learned so much about myself and love the journey it has taken me on. 
  • My whole family celebrated Christmas together. It has been 6 years (at my dad’s funeral) since we have all been together. Being able to reconcile the past is so amazing and I couldn’t ask for more. 
  • My husband and I tried (and failed) at getting pregnant. I also started fertility meds, and I am greatful for the options available. I didn’t know if I would share that, but it is an important topic to talk about. I have been through so many emotions, but have an amazing support system! 

Overall it has been an awesome year and I am excited to grow in 2018.

2018 GOALS

  • Continue to grow my blog. This is such a great outlet for me and I have met some incredible people.
  • Continue trying for a baby! I pray not to get frustrated with the process. 
  • Be more consistent in church and devotions.
  • Continue having a healthy lifestyle. I have worked hard on my health and fitness goals, and am proud of the balance I have. 
  • Grow as a wife, friend, daughter, sister, and overall person.

Thanks for reading and happy New Year to you all! 

With love, 

Carly 

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“She’s Still There” Coffee and Reflections: Day 1 (You Are A Masterpiece)

Hey, hey, all! I have been reading a devotional/self refections book with my work bestie called “She’s Still There: Rescuing The Girl In You.” At the end of each chapter, you have a chance to refelct. I love digging deep inside myself, and reflecting on things I might typically keep hidden inside. 

Reading and journaling with a cup of coffee has been good for my soul, and I want to share this journey with you guys!

I hope you get a chance to read this book and reflect with me. I will share my answers, and I encourage you to think about how you would answer. 

CHAPTER 1: YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE 

REFLECTIONS: Write down 3 uniquely beautiful things about the girl in you.

  1. I listen intently when someone needs to talk. I know when they are seeking advice, or just when they need a listening ear.
  2. I have a quiet strength about me. I have been through a lot, but I pulled myself out of the wreckage, and have become a better person because of it.
  3. I love with every little bit of my heart. I have strong relationships due to this.


I hope you all have a wonderful evening and remember that you are a masterpiece!!

With love, 

Carly