All I Want For New Years is My Right Front Tooth

That is almost undoubtedly a sentence that you would have heard coming from my mouth at exactly this time last year.

New Years Eve 2016; I was standing in my bedroom in my home away from home in Arizona while talking to my brother on the phone. I had just received a relatively heavy package from my mom and I was so excited to open it and find out what it was. I can’t remember what exactly Parker and I were talking about at that moment that I was taking my new salt rock lamp out of the box when I saw that little white square fall on my bed spread in front of me, but I do remember thinking “I really hope that’s just a chunk of salt….”. Nope, it wasn’t salt. I’ve had a crown on my front tooth since I was about 14 years old because of an incident that went something like this:

Trampoline: 1

Mouth: 0

Which now that I think of it, said incident also occurred the night before a holiday. As it appears, I’ve always had a knack for impeccable timing (please say you could sense that sarcasm in that statement). All I have to say is if your crown falls out the night of New Years, just stay home. I’m serious. Because contrary to google’s advice, denture glue doesn’t work and you might just end up almost eating your tooth with a bite of 1am carne asada burrito. Trust me, I know from experience.

Needless to say this year I’m glad to say that I successfully hung on to both front teeth (huge W), but the septic tank did start overflowing last night. So there’s that. You win some you lose some, right?

To recap my 2017 resolutions, it was the first year I’ve ever made a New Years Resolution and I left it pretty simple, “Make this year the healthiest year of my life”. Long and short I feel like I accomplished that although it didn’t look how you would expect it to. But regardless of injuries, surgeries, diet and emotional struggles I still feel that I am ending my year more in tune with myself physically mentally and spiritually than I ever have before.

I decided this year to expand upon that a little bit more this year. My resolutions were inspired by a blog post I came across about getting the most out of every day. The blogger’s system suggests that you identify 3 or 4 categories in your life that need attention on a daily basis in order to feel accomplished. My categories (in no particular order) are:

  1. Learning & Work (Working for myself allows me to group these together)
  2. Health/Exercise
  3. Relationships
  4. God

After working on these for about a month I decided to build my resolutions off of these categories, in the form of these long term goals.

  • Obtain my professional use Acuscope and Myopulse Certification
  • Don’t eat the gluten
  • Workout at least 4 days a week
  • Identify how my friends and family prefer to receive love and support, and act accordingly
  • Stay dedicated to my daily devotional & make more time for church

Another thing that I am going to do is begin a checks and balances sheet for each month to see what I’m spending my money on… Is it wrong that I’m more than a bit nervous to see how much I spend on latte’s, pedi’s and critter care?

It’s a new and uncomfortable feeling to put my personal goals out there for others to read but I also feel that it will help keep me accountable. I would love to hear everybody else’s resolutions also, so pretty please do share!


Happy New Years!

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