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Tweet It’s officially the first Monday of a New Year which means that people everywhere are attempting to be productive, stick to their resolutions and generally make a go at change. I *tried* to crawl out of bed for a 6:00am yoga class but failed miserably. Maybe tonight instead. Maybe. Last night we hiked to the […]



Completing and remembering 2014

by Lesley on December 30, 2014 · 3 comments

in goals

Tweet   “As the year comes to an end, don’t look back at yesterday’s disappointment. Look ahead to God’s promises yet to unfold.”  Buky Ojelabi Before I had kids, I used to spend the Christmas/ New Year’s holiday in front of the fireplace. I would read for hours on end, watch movies, eat, and work […]



The plans not in my heart

by Lesley on December 29, 2014 · 2 comments

in goals,lessons learned

Tweet Every year I like to do a self-check of sorts. Did I accomplish the 582 goals I set at the beginning of the year? What were some of my best accomplishments? Where did I fail? Usually I share some these musings on the ol’ blog, but this year I’ve decided not to do so. In 2013 I […]



A quick reflection on 2013

by Lesley on December 31, 2013 · 9 comments

in best of the year,goals

Tweet It’s 6:00 in the morning, and for the first time in…well…forever…the baby slept through the night. (Cue angels singing! Cue mothers around the world weeping!) I’m fighting off mastitis and the house is a wreck from being gone a week. If this post doesn’t get published now, while the kids are still slumbering, it […]



Is there anything wrong with making plans?

by Lesley on January 9, 2013 · 7 comments

in goals

Tweet I am a first born, type A, multi-tasking, get-it-done, planner. In high school, I was never the girl who sat around and waited for someone else to determine our weekend plans. I made the phone calls, organized the events, baked the cookies, rallied the troops. I often meddled in everyone’s dating life too–deciding who should […]

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