Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

December 2014 Goals

I’ve been a goal-setter for a long time, thanks to my husband for encouraging and inspiring me to set goals, and to evaluate them on a regular basis. December is such a crazy month, that I think we do all we can to just get by, to just barely make it. Can I get an Amen?

Here are my simple, tangible goals for the month of December:

1. Set aside time weekly to listen to God and ask Him what He wants to say to me. I sit at my computer, and say Lord, speak to me. I am listening. Then I simply type out whatever I hear God say. I aim to read these 4-6 promises to myself every day. Here is an example of something God said to me last week:

I love you. Will you love yourself like I love you? That means stop beating yourself up. That means love your body. Love your life. Love your people. Love your job. Love your possessions. But don’t love any of these things more than you love me.

2. Finish out the last three weeks of school. I am a special education teacher, and this time of year can be difficult on my students, and therefore on me. (They have Santa on the brain.) I want to simply finish the semester with excellence and make all of my IEP and paperwork deadlines. All while smiling at, and being kind to, everyone I come in contact with each day.

3. Eat healthy. I enjoy a gluten-free, dairy-free diet, and the holidays can be stressful when it comes to making sure I get enough protein and nutrients, especially with all of the traveling my husband and I make. Indianapolis to Chicago, to Holland, MI, to Ohio, back to Detroit, MI, and then home to Indianapolis.

I’d love to hear what your goals for December are! They don’t have to be fancy or extravagant. They just have to be focused and tangible. Happy December!

Love, Ali

Linking up with The Tiny Twig.

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I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.

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  • Liza

    Ali, Stopping over from The Tiny Twig and loved seeing your three big picture goals. One of our big goals in the New Year is to really tighten up on what we are eating and putting into our bodies. I look forward to reading about how the month of December went for you and your husband.

    • Ali Wren

      Hi Liza! Thanks for stopping over and commenting. I love that you’re already thinking about the new year. So smart!

  • Carolyn Marnon

    It takes someone special to be a special education teacher. Thank you for being there for your students.

    • Ali Wren

      Thanks so much, Carolyn!