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Getting Ready for a New Year

December 29, 2012

It’s still three days until January 1, 2013, but I’m already gearing up for a fresh start! Here is what I’ve done and am doing to get ready, maybe some ideas will spark some of your own!

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First, I selected My One Word. For 2013 it is “Intentional.” I want to be more intentional about what I do with my hours and days, more intentional with the things of God, with relationships. I want to be less careless and haphazard with the things that are most important. After all, I’m not exactly a spring chicken. I want to make the rest of my years count.

So, intentionally, I’ve also set aside my empty “good things” jar to capture all the good things that happen in 2013 to read on New Year’s Eve at the end of the year. (An idea I saw on Pinterest.) I’ve started to gather my plan and recipes for a 21-day Daniel Fast I’m doing with some good friends, and I’ve selected my daily Bible reading plan for the year on You Version.

I’ve purchased my daily devotional for the year (which is the first thing I read before my Bible reading, while the coffee is brewing) and lined up a few books and studies in the priority I want to tackle them.

I’ve made a mental list of things I want to do around the house (which is becoming also a physical list) in order to start the year off a bit more organized, and have even started a bit of purging. This year I plan to be a bit more frugal with making gifts and cards and do-it-yourself household items. (Thank you, Pinterest and a dozen or so blogger-friends!)

I am sure I will add to my New Year prepping list, but I still have two more days! 😀

What are you planning to make this next year the best yet?

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