A New Year, A New Beginning, A New Thing

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It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post here and all I can say is it’s been a busy year! Now we’re in 2020 and it’s a new year, a new beginning, a new thing. I worked myself to the ground in 2019 and I burned out so bad that it was a miracle I didn’t get seriously sick. It made me really think about how to approach this new year.  

I know I’m considered middle-age but my body is speaking loudly to me to slow down. I’m finally listening. I don’t even have the same motivation and drive that I once did. I still work hard but making wiser choices of how much I take on. My mentality is equally important as my body and it needs to be taken care of too.  

Jesus talked about doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:19), I’m not sure exactly what He means by that for everyone’s life, I can say that He’s never stuck in the past. He moves on. I can look back at what I’ve learned but I need to move forward. I need to make better decisions for myself and family. I need to do a new thing.  

I’m not talking about making new years resolutions that I’ll never keep. Nothing wrong with resolving to do something new, I just believe it has to be something that’s attainable. So, I took some real time with myself and examined what I was doing and where I was going. I also looked ahead at what I want to do. And, I know I don’t want fear to continue holding me back and I don’t want to go, go, go 24/7. I want to fulfill God’s dreams for me, enjoy the process and rest more for my soul, my mind and my body.

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.