Preparing For The Journey

Well, 2013 is coming to a close and so this is probably my last post of the year.   There are two things I need to talk about before we head into 2014.  First, is to give you an update on my Christmas resolution, stopping to smell the Christmas roses.  Second, is to remind you of what this blog is going to be about in the coming year.

Regarding Christmas, I do not have a day-by-day recap to give you but I can tell you that most days had something Christmasy in it.  My parents live in a neighborhood that has turned into a Candy Cane Lane and we enjoyed walking/driving through that neighborhood on several occasions.  We attended a Christmas program and a Christmas Eve service.  We listened to more Christmas music than we ever have before – to the point where I was starting to get tired of it.  I had a holiday luncheon at work.  I played Christmas songs last weekend as part of the worship band at my church.  I attended two Christmas programs at my daughter’s school.  And today I enjoyed one more family Christmas get-together.   When I take down the tree this year, I will have no regrets over having let Christmas fly by without enjoying it.  What I’m coming to realize is that with two kids, Christmas is getting bigger and bigger each year and harder and harder to ignore.  In retrospect, there was no need to force anything.  You see?  Sometimes resolutions are easy!

The second thing that I need to mention is that this blog will be changing next year.  Beginning in January, this blog will take you on a journey into the life of a family trying to get out of debt and get financially healthy.  I have deliberately avoided discussing the topic with my wife and have not made any plans for budgeting during the new year.  All of that will be done and documented during the next year.  I’m not sure how this is going to go or what my motivation level will be. I do not know how busy I will be next year, but I’m going to take a crack at it and we’ll see what happens.

Now…..on to 2014!!!

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