It’s Time To Refresh… Start Fresh

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.

Song of Songs 2:11-13 NIV

Spring for me is the time of year and season I associate with God’s faithfulness. Whenever I think of Spring I also think of it how Lara Casey writes about spring. She writes about spring as a metaphorical season that defines a season of breaking into the thawed ground preparing to grow something new and beautiful. She says:

Maybe this is your season of spring, to start something new—to break ground into fresh soil. Perhaps it’s your season to take a leap of faith or plant roots right where you are, blooming where you are planted.

Casey, Lara. Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life (p. 47). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

When I think of Spring, I envision God bringing His promises to life, where He allows the Spring sunshine erase the waiting that Winter holds. Last month, my season of winter (waiting) ended and I have just been relishing in God’s faithfulness and excited to start spring. This year my word of the year is Bloom and I am trying my best to bloom where I am planted… no better time to bring that to life than now, right?

Every three months you do a #powersheets refresh and I just completed the Spring Refresh. Now I have blurred some of my answers as they are extremely personal, but I wanted to show you all how I am refreshing this season. I also have a big announcement at the end!

We start with the clear your clutter checklist which entails an internet, physical, decision, and heart clutter section.

Over the next two months it is my desire to complete the internet clutter and physical clutter. Lately I have been facing some self worth challenges that have been taking up a lot of heart space. A couple ways I am going to reframe that is by:

  • Stopping and Praying
  • remembering how far I have come
  • making a gratitude list
  • remember that I am not the opinions of people who don’t know me
  • and to review my “Yes and No” decisions from the powersheet prep work

Now as you move down you will get closer to the new project that I am working on, but for now I want to talk about and share my social media mission statement:

My account is meant to:

-Show God’s grace and faithfulness

-Encourage others who live the chronic illness life

-Evoke a feeling of metamorphosis with an understanding that change is hard, but becoming who you are is worth it and it takes time

-inspire others to live intentionally where every spoon used has a purpose

-and ultimately to remind myself + be able to look back, and see that I can still move mountains from a hospital bed.

Next I evaluated all the areas of myself (exactly like I did during the 2019 prep work), and I chose to keep this all private but wanted to share the Yes and No decisions I made for the next three months:

  • Health:
    • I’m saying YES to: a sleep schedule
    • What I’m saying NO to: Laziness
  • Friends:
    • I’m saying YES to: tending over pruning
    • What I’m saying NO to: being afraid of making new friends
  • Spouse:
    • I’m saying YES to: planning ahead
    • What I’m saying NO to: tv at night
  • Family:
    • I’m saying YES to: encouraging others often
    • What I’m saying NO to: waiting to call until I need something
  • Finances:
    • I’m saying YES to: being content
    • What I’m saying NO to: buying impulsively
  • Spiritual Growth:
    • I’m saying YES to: Digging Deep
    • What I’m saying NO to: Netflix before 11 am
  • Work:
    • I’m saying YES to: finishing strong
    • What I’m saying NO to: netflix
  • Self care + hobbiesL
    • I’m saying YES to: finding joy in each day
    • What I’m saying NO to: self- neglect

Now as I mentioned earlier, my word for the year is Bloom, but what I love about cultivate what matters is that they know that your goals can change and sometimes you need another word to explain the current season you are in. To go along with my gardening theme, I chose DIG as my word for the next 3 months. I want to dig deeper in Christ, dig hard in my relationships, and dig intentionally in all the work I do and with every spoon I use.

Now the final part.. my goals! My yearly goals were messy because there was just so much brainstorming (which is FINE), but I wanted this set to be beautiful. So here are my goals:

Do you notice something new…. maybe in Goal 7???

I have been asked to host my own podcast through Speaking to the Heart Podcast Network, and it will be launching in June 2019! I am so excited to start this new part of my journey, and I hope you will join me on the ride!

What are your goals this season?

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