Weekend Reading: January 4, 2014

Morning Conversations

I can’t remember ever being quite this excited to welcome a new year. 2013 was a great year for our family, so I wasn’t anxious to turn the calendar page, but now that we’re here, 2014 feels like it’s full of good things just waiting to be discovered!

If you haven’t yet read my post about the new direction I’ll be taking Life Your Way this year, be sure to hop over there. You may also want to read my posts about what it means to live intentionally and creatively, since those pretty much sum up my desire for Life Your Way in the coming year. And can I just say that you all are fabulous? I’ve received so many encouraging comments, emails, direct messages, etc., and it’s definitely made me feel like I’m on the right track with these changes. So, thank you!

This coming week, we’ll be starting back to school, and I’m more than a little nervous. I was ready to jump back into work this week, but there’s no denying that it’s harder than I expected with a baby that nurses every 2.5 hours during the day and wants his mama most of the time. I’m working hard to cherish this stage and not get frustrated (and to recover quickly when I inevitably do end up overwhelmed!), but I’m just not sure how we’re going to add school in on top of work and the baby and our extracurricular and social activities. For now I’m just counting on it working out somehow and trying to take it one day at a time!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading and what I’m pinning to see the other posts that make me stop and think (or, you know, drool…). You’ll find new posts all week long!

Life {Embrace the New Year}

  • How to Move Forward into the New Year… when you feel like you failed the last year | A Holy Experience

Tech {Putting Technology in Its Place}

  • Why I’m Getting A Divorce In 2014 | Jarrid Wilson

Green {Natural Beauty}

  • 5 Ways to Use Oil as Part of a Natural, Skincare Routine | Keeper of the Home

Have a great weekend!