2014, baby! I can't believe it. Beyond.
I thought I'd share my last day of 2013 and look forward to what I hope for 2014. I have never been good at setting (and keeping!) resolutions, but this year I really felt the urge to set some goals for myself. Wait... getting ahead of myself, here. Let's just start with yesterday, shall we??
I was able to visit the hospital that I used to work at in DC! I love love LOVE that place and really enjoy going back. I don't always know many of the people that work on my old unit, but yesterday there were a TON! It was SO awesome. It was fun to reminisce, catch up and remember what it used to be like. I will always have a special place in my heart for that hospital. It was my first job, where I learned how to be a good nurse and was inspired everyday by all the kids I worked with. Every.single.job that I have will always compare to that place... for better or for worse, that's how it has been and always will be. Maybe I will have the opportunity to work there again one day. :)
THEN! I went to the National Shrine. One of my absolute fave places in the entire world. It's breathtaking. If you are in DC you MUST... MUST go to the shrine. Seriously. I know DC can be tricky and annoying with the traffic and all that, but really, it's totally worth it.
|One of the best views... when you turn the corner... there is the shrine! :)|
It was a bit windy.
|So pretty with all the Christmas decorations!|
|"I am the Immaculate Conception"|
Our Lady of Lourdes chapel
There are chapels everywhere.
|The Crypt Church is my fave fave. :)|
|Blessed Mother Theresa|
|I just can't get enough.|
|I even found Miss Hallie Lord's book! :)|
I came home and dad, Connie and I enjoyed some champagne:
And reeeeally yummy cheese fondue:
Then played a rousing (read, looong) game of Scrabble, where I did not win and barely broke 100. I know, I am a total genius.
Then I barely made it to midnight, and was out very quickly after that! :) haha. I am such an old lady now. Oh, well. It was a wonderful day and a wonderful way to end 2013!
Now... onto 2014. As I was saying before, I really feel like I need some concrete goals this year. I usually come up with a TON and then not complete them and feel like a failure. I'm sure you know all about that. We all have that at some point. But, this year... this year I am feeling more motivated. I don't know what it is specifically, but I am rolling with it! A little extra Holy Spirit action up in here. :)
So, in no particular order, here is what I would like to do this year in 2014:
- Train for and run a half marathon
- Pray the Rosary every.single.day
- Pray Liturgy of the Hours morning OR evening prayer every day
- Help begin a women's group at my church (bible study/program)
- Try something new every month (an art class, paddleboarding, shoot a gun, etc)
- Get out of my comfort zone (hence the goal above)
- Take more pictures with my nice camera
- Above all, love the Lord with all my heart, strength and soul, and fall more in love with His church.
Hmm... will you help me? Will you pray for me? I so want to achieve these goal! With a little push and whole lotta Grace, I know I can. :)
What are your goals for this year? I would love to know! I will be praying for you. :)