Getting ready for lent…

Being Catholic, lent is often the kick in the pants I need to do things I should have been doing all along. For some reason, tying things I should be doing to a penitential season and my faith gives me just that little extra motivation to actually follow through.

This year, I want to make commitments in three areas…

1.) My family’s happiness. While we are fairly content on the whole, I do know there is always maintenance to be done in this realm. In these forty days, I will commit to working on my relationships with my family– through date nights with my husband, 1 on 1 time with each of my kids, and fun activities for the four of us to do together.

2.) My health. When I combined a (fairly) recent pregnancy, stopping breastfeeding abruptly, and a medication that has weight gain as a side effect, the results were not good. I want to work to overcome this through diet (nutrisystem) and exercise (at least 30 minutes per day.) I want to be careful here, however, because I have gotten obsessive about diet in the past. I’m striving for a healthy balance.

3.) My home. My husband and I both tend to hang onto things– for longer than we will actually need them. It’s time for us to purge. I don’t want us to have lots of things, rather, I want us to have the right things for our family and to let go of things that no longer serve us. I want to let go of these things so that they might find a useful life with someone else.

I’m hoping changes in these three areas will be the jump-start I need to be the best version of myself I can be.

I hope you’ll join me for the journey.

Kate

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