My new Vision

Speaking of time.  We’ve determined that there is not enough of it.  Or, maybe it’s more that I just don’t use it wisely!  I know I’m not the only one!

One of my “projects” earlier this year was inspired by this post from The Peaceful Mom (this is one of the first blogs that I started following when I actually figured out what a blog was).  One thing that I’ve learned from this blog is that we have to be more “purposeful” with our time and energy.  I really appreciate this idea.

Unfortunately, my time and energy is often wasted.  Whether I’m worried or concerned about things that are only in God’s control, or, maybe, I’m focusing on things that just make me angry (like my husband watching too much television lately – NCAA is on, UGH), or maybe I’m just being plain lazy.


Anyway, this blog post from The Peaceful Mom sort of started my new journey this year – including taking a class on blogging, so that I could share this!  So, here is MY vision board, inspired by her post.

vision board

If anything, this is just my sincere effort to start managing my time (and my finances and my goals and my household and my EVERYTHING ELSE) better!!

Wish me luck!



My Lesson on Time


March 18th…….

Yes, it’s ALREADY March 18, 2014.  There’s only 281 days until Christmas!  THAT’S CRAZY!!  My daughter will be THREE in June!  THAT’S EVEN CRAZIER!

Where does time go??!!??!

This past Sunday we went to church and the Associate Pastor spoke.  He was great – a little hyper, maybe even a little ADHD – but his message was definitely delivered, and I will always be grateful for that, because I NEEDED the message badly!  It was one of those God things that some people may call a coincidence.

I don’t believe in coincidences.

Anyway, one of the things that he said (that punched me in the heart) was this….  We all say we are BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.  ALWAYS BUSY.  I’m guilty of it, especially within the last year or so.  But, God gives us 24 hours in the day and WE CHOOSE how to spend it.  Yes, we have to work and, yes, we have to pay bills.  But, there are so many more hours than that, and we can pick and choose

~ if we want to be happy,

~ if we want to spend time with people that we love,

~ if we want to spend that time worrying or being angry,

~ if we want to do things that hurt ourselves or others, or

~ if we want to do things to help ourselves or others.

It’s a gift!!

Time is a gift.

Don’t forget that.

And, if I do forget, please remind me!!!



Pinterest is my addiction! Check it out!

I have not figured out how to attach a link to my page for my Pinterest boards, so I thought I’d just post it here!!

Looking for creativity???  Check it out here!

But, be forewarned……..

It really IS an addiction!! =)

“I went to the …

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods