My theme for 2015 will be “DIVE”. I want to dive into a great year, personally, and professionally. After some reflection, I have chosen these 4 words to be my guiding principles:
DWELL – I want to dwell in HIS presence. Not to just check in consistently, but to meditate on my Lord’s mercy, grace, courage, integrity and tenderness. I also want to soak in each moment; inhaling the experience. I want to dwell in my relationships, filled with gratitude for the people I am in community with.
IGNITE – I want to kindle a flame within others to see their gifts and talents, and to use them to spread kindness. I want to spark people, through my words and actions, to challenge themselves to go beyond previous expectations.
VENTURE – I want to intentionally move into new arenas. I want to tackle new challenges, like completing the draft of my 2nd novel; completing new fitness challenges; and digging into new genres.
EMBODY – I want to be a living example (albeit a broken one) of the love, courage, patience, and grace found in our Creator. I want my life to be a song of gratitude. I want to cast light in this world.
Dwell. Ignite. Venture. Embody. These are the principles I have chosen to guide me through 2015. This is how I will DIVE into the year. My dive may not be pretty at times. The water might be rough, or frigid. I might even face plant into the water, but good or bad, it will be my new venture.
I’m ready to jump in!