The first Monday of the New Year has me looking ahead and thinking about all the things I have to look forward to. I won't be setting any resolutions, because I am pretty happy with the direction of my life, as it is. I like to have goals in mind and things I would like to accomplish, but there will be no beating myself up if they don't happen. I plan to continue the quiet, slow pace of my life, which makes me happy. But, it could also be a year of change and I am open to that too. As empty nesters heading towards retirement, downsizing is definitely the word of the year. I plan to take my time and will definitely be all in, when I do my annual 40 bags in 40 days for the Lenten season. Welcome 2016!
Health - I will continue to walk almost every day - even in the winter. My goal is to increase the miles walked and also be more diligent about adding yoga to my exercise routine. Both walking and yoga have so many benefits, as I continue to control my diabetes and try to cut stress from my life.
Travel - We don't have any big trips planned as of yet, but I would like to take a few more weekends away. I especially want to go to Mackinac Island this year, Chicago and Pittsburgh a time or two to visit Megan. Our annual spring trip to Florida for some much needed sunshine sounds lovely to look forward to.
New and Old - This is the summer that I pick my golf clubs back up and spend more time on the course. I had a nagging hand injury last summer that kept me from golfing at all and I miss it. I also have been feeling the urge to sew again. After years of sewing costumes, it became drudgery rather than fun, and I would like to pick out some pretty fabric and make something just for me.
These are just a few goals, but I plan to enjoy all the little things too; the happiness I get from coffee in my favorite mug, something baking in the oven and the day stretching ahead of me. My quiet days that mean so much to me.