Also. I should mention I even shaved my legs during this bubbly soak. That's a big deal in the middle of winter in Wisconsin.
I'm hitting this new year hard. It's an extra challenge right now, due to a couple of circumstances, but I won't let it stop me. My heart is on fire with what I hope and pray God allows me to do and be and accomplish and become.
Friday, Saturday, and Monday I worked like crazy to declutter and simplify our home. I'm not done but made so much progress.
Tonight after work, I enrolled in a four week business training course and joined the local private gym. And watched God provide in crazy random ways to cover it all financially. I'm so stoked.
Tomorrow I begin another IsaBody Challenge and cannot wait to continue to take my health and wellness to the next level.
Next week I meet with my naturopath to discuss my continued longterm plan to bring my digestive tract to an even deeper level of healing and remission.
I'm continuing my study of the book of Acts and grateful for time in the Word each day.
Writing Bible study lesson plans from scratch with my hubby (for our Monday night youth study group) is another big project in the works.
I don't post this all to brag but for the accountability. I hope and pray it encourages even one person to join in the uncomfortable zone.
I hate the uncomfortable zone.
I'm a perfectionist whose nearly biggest fear is failure and embarrassment.
I like routine and steadiness and safe and I don't like change.
And while rythms and habits and routines are important and a big part of what make us who we are, we can't stay only there.
If we want to grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically, we have to step out into the uncomfortable zone. It's scary and nerve-wracking and intimidating but it's so worth it.
2016 was full of stepping out into the UZ and I look forward (with some fear and trembling-ha!) to stepping even further in to the UZ in 2017.
The best part? My God is with me each step of the way. I've watched Him continually provide in all kinds of ways in all kinds of areas and I can't wait to watch Him work some more. I may be making plans but I know that it is He who directs my steps and reigns sovereignly over my life.
The second best part? The incredible support of my hubby and my tribe. It's an overwhelming blessing.
The third best part? The endless possibilities as I watch God's plan and story unfold. I know it will be different than I could ever imagine, and while that's scary, it's also exciting and brings great peace.
In closing, I'd like to say that I love accountability and community and would absolutely love to hear what your 2017 goals and challenges are!