And Just Like That, Hello 2022

And Just Like That, Hello 2022

Happy New Year

And just like that…it’s a new year! We’re still living through this pandemic, but I’m grateful to make it to another year blessed and healthy. I’ve never been big on resolutions, typically because I don’t always follow them, and they’re a lot of pressure. (Am I right?) But I always thought, why only make January 1 a “brand new start”? Every day is a brand new start. So let’s not put the resolution pressure on ourselves, we’ve been through enough the past couple of years. Let’s just focus on today, and let tomorrow worry about itself. Here are a couple of my favorite Bible verses I always circle back to when it’s a new year, new month, or even new week.

My Go-To Verses

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

So, let’s embrace this new day, forgetting the former things, no longer dwelling on the past, and not worrying about tomorrow.

Wishing you a blessed 2022!! Here’s to a new year of blessings and opportunities.

Xo, Taren

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Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings

On February 19 I was blessed to celebrate another birthday! Happy 36th to me! I know there are so many who have celebrated a pandemic birthday but this was my first (and hopefully the only). At first, I was apprehensive about making any plans but I said you know what…make the best of it. So I did!

I scheduled a few days off work, which was one of the best things I could do. It was nice to spend a few days with no set schedule and or plans. I planned a spa day and did my annual hair color (check out my cute Instagram reel), had carryout dinner and ice cream cake with the family, and made last-minute brunch plans with my closest girlfriends. And of course, I did a little online shopping to treat myself to a few new things. My friends and family came through and showered me with sweets, treats, gifts, and lots of love. I felt so special!

New Year New Goals

It’s not January 1, but a birthday is a new year of life. I don’t always set New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to set goals on my birthday.

Here are a few of my goals for 36:

  1. Limit my procrastination – I’ve been a procrastinator forever, so I can’t change myself, but to help limit my procrastination I’m spending more time planning so I’m not putting things off to the last minute
  2. Strengthen my relationship with God – I have a great relationship with God, but this year I’m going to step it up and I’ve already put this goal to work with Virtual Bible Study.
  3. Get out of debt – this year I’m focusing on not accruing any additional debt or using credit cards. Time to cut up the cards!

So here’s to 36! Let’s see what’s in store!