And, just like that, the new year is here! Time for the first link-up of the year. Time for the first “Currently” edition. Ok, yes, the first of just about everything in 2022….including our first snowstorm of the year which caught everyone in our area just a little by surprise. Snow was certainly in the forecast but many around town received triple what was predicted! As I write this (24 hours later), hundreds are still stranded on the interstate (something I totally do not understand) and many others are without heat and/or electricity. We are very fortunate and were not personally impacted by the snow very much at all. However, I do believe winter has settled in for the foreseeable future. My grand pup’s opinion of her winter coat pretty much mirrors my own thoughts toward winter as a whole!! “Is this really necessary??”
Moving right along….let’s get started. Currently, I am
ANTICIPATING – if I am honest, more of the same. Which can easily make me discouraged. I work hard at staying positive and even encouraged. It is a continual mental exercise. But, if I am honest, I don’t anticipate big, positive changes for a while. I was recently blessed – and challenged – by this post from Karen at Simply Soul Searching. It helped me keep things in perspective.
ORGANIZING – my Pinterest boards. Is that weird? I have a few boards that I never use and those were easy to edit. But I also have so many pins. At some point, I must have thought they were worth saving but many (um, most), I don’t even remember. So, I am revisiting. Weeding and deleting ones that no longer interest me or apply. I’m sure, to some, that sounds as goofy as alphabetizing your spice jars but it is oddly satisfying to my organizing soul.
READING – a couple of different Bible reading plans. I don’t intend to stick with all of them but I just could not settle on “the one” before the new year began. So, I’m giving several a chance. Those of you who read their Bible daily – do you use a plan? If so, are you enjoying a specific one this year? I wasn’t sure I even wanted to use a plan, or a reading schedule, this year. I have for the past few years but am ready for something different. But I do want to be purposeful with my Bible reading time which just seems to suggest a schedule. Hmmm. What to do?
RESOLVING – to get outside every day…if even for just a little bit. I know that may not seem like much to many but it is a true challenge for this summer-loving girl. And now, there is snow on the ground and temperatures hovering around freezing. Yes, I have definitely set myself a challenge. And, so far…so good!! I am shocked myself. Not only have I been walking (short walks, to be sure) but I am actually enjoying them. Who knew? and who am I?
SCHEDULING – blog posts. Again – who am I? I have read (many, many times) about the necessity of pre-planning your posts. I’ve often heard others talk about the benefit of doing just that. Scheduling blog posts. But I have always resisted. I have no idea why other than succumbing to the non-conformist side of my heart. Scheduling equals planning. And organizing. And so many other things I love…and, still, I am so late to the game. I have no idea if it will make any difference in my blog (ie, the part you read) but I really think it is going to be a gamechanger for me behind the scenes!
I would love to do what you are organizing. Or scheduling. Do you schedule your blog posts? I would really like to know what you are reading as well – and not just through the Bible. More reading is one more thing I am resolving this year:) Give me some suggestions. You can see what others are currently doing as well by visiting Anne’s blog. Happy Wednesday, friends!