Streamline…

I mentioned yesterday that my word of the year was STREAMLINE. I am purging my life of the things that are cumbersome; I am streamlining my routines so I can experience maximum RESULTS. You may already know about my hair and the trouble it is causing me. How does long hair that takes 2 days to fix fit into my STREAMLINED lifestyle? It doesn’t! I can already hear my mom cheering 100 miles away, “She is going to cut her hair!” Yes, folks you heard it here first, I am making an appointment first thing in the morning. So, I haven’t lost 50 pounds yet, but having this hair doesn’t sit well with working out 6 days a week. I refuse to let my stubborn pride hold me back. STREAMLINE project #1: STREAMLINE my morning routine by cutting my hair! I am open to suggestions. I am thinking something spunky…

Intentional living – there is power in purpose

We are sitting in our bedroom working on our budget.  It’s such a wonderful way to start the day together, and I am not being sarcastic.  Our outlook on budgeting has completely changed over the last few months. When we spend our money on paper, on purpose ( thanks, Dave Ramsey) it is amazing the joy and benefit it brings.  I see this concept spilling over into every area of my life.  Homeschooling, health, organization, relationships, etc.  Living with a goal in mind – a purpose, is a powerful thing.  My decisions begin to be filtered through that purpose.  My schedule begins to more accurately reflect my priorities.  Without purpose, my days are spent running from one “urgent” event to the next. I am excited to see the other areas of my life begin to flourish like our finances.