My 2020 Goals & Becoming My Best Self

img_8108 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” 

Colossians 3:23

Hey everyone! I decided to add in a second post every week that will talk about more personal and fun things so you guys can stay up to date with my life. I also wanted to make a few more lighthearted posts on this blog. I am so excited to be blogging again and I have been feeling so inspired lately and I love all you guys who are so supportive and read all my content and engage with it! I seriously appreciate you guys and I feel so thankful that I cultivated this community online. 

I have been really into goals and resolutions lately, so of course, I wanted to make a post about my goals for next year and my goals for becoming my best self. I have a huge list in a google doc, so I am going to be sharing some of it with you guys in paragraph form so we can talk about it more:) On a side note, I have a blog post on here from January of 2018 that is about the same topic and I am cringing so hard haha! If you want to laugh or cringe go check that out hahaha. Anyways, hopefully, my goals for this year are not as cringeworthy. Alright, let’s get started!! 

When I envision my best self I am eating….

So this is the first thing I am talking about, my diet!! For 2020 I want to mainly be eating proteins, fruits, and veggies. When I am at home needing to cook a meal I usually just make an omelet with three eggs, peppers, onions, and cheese (pepper jack is my favorite). I want to keep doing this because it is so good for you and makes you feel so full for the rest of the day. Something else I want to work on is eating more meals. Lately, I have only been eating like one meal a day which is obviously not good for me! So a big goal of mine is to fuel and nourish my body so I have more energy and have a more balanced diet. 

 When I envision my best self I am drinking…

Black coffee. Guys, black coffee is seriously my favorite thing, especially in the morning! I love black coffee and I am so glad that I transitioned to it this year. I used to put a ton of creamer in my coffee and it was so bad for me and made me feel so sick! Now I hate creamer and forced my taste buds to get used to the strong taste of black coffee. Black coffee is so much better for you and it still achieves helping you have energy and get your daily coffee fix. I also want to continue drinking water and make sure I drink at least sixty-four ounces a day. Whenever I go out for coffee, I usually will go to Starbucks and get a venti cold brew with white mocha and a shot of espresso. It is honestly so amazing and tastes so good BUT will keep you up and energized for about eight hours, so proceed with caution haha. 

When I envision my best self I am doing…

 Traveling…

I love traveling and I hope that I will have some awesome experiences with the trips I have planned this year! The first place I am planning on going in 2020 is SINGAPORE. I am so excited about this and will obviously be making some travel posts about it! It is gonna be tropical and warm so that is super exciting as well! Another thing I want to do is go visit Bryce at least two times! I graduate in May so I am hoping that I will get to go see him and hang out for a few days during the summer and then I want to go again in the fall or winter months (depending on my schedule). Other than this, I hope that I can visit another state and just have fun with family or friends! 

Cleaning & Organizing… 

The past few months I have gotten so obsessed with cleaning and keeping all of my stuff clean. My room is honestly never messy and I want to keep it that way in 2020. I do a general clean up every night for about five minutes and I do a deeper clean about once a week. Hopefully I keep this up in 2020 because it feels so nice to come home to a cozy and clean room! 

Blogging… 

I have so many goals for this blog in 2020! My first goal is to blog twice a week. I want to have consistent content and really put my whole heart into this blog. I would love to make blogging my actual job instead of just a little side hustle, so I’m ready to devote so much time and energy into this website! I also want to reach other women and cultivate a community that is encouraging and honoring to God. 

Faith… 

This is obviously the most important part of my 2020 and for the rest of my life. I want 2020 to grow me and help me become more of who God wants me to be. I hope that this year I will be stretched and make some decisions that will be God-honoring. I want to spend more time in my Bible and in prayer. I want to grow and gain spiritual knowledge that will help me for years to come! 

Okay guys, that’s my list!! Comment some of your goals down below so we can motivate each other! I love you all so much, thank you for reading!! 

Your Passions & God’s Calling

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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good

Romans 8:28

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first official post in season two of my blog. I am so excited to share with you my thoughts, prayers, and focus for the past week. This week I really focused on my passions and how I can use them to glorify God and how others can as well. I discussed this a little bit last week, and I thought it would be the perfect topic to introduce you to season two. 

The first thing I am going to say is that if your relationship with Jesus isn’t thriving or isn’t the first priority in your life, any passions you have are going to burn out. This is a concept I have been thinking about for the past couple of months. For a span of time, I did not know what my passions were anymore. I felt so unhappy and I didn’t know what direction to take with my life or what I should be doing every day. I prayed that God would reveal to me why this was happening. I had been so passionate before and I had so many things that I wanted to do with my life, but because of my mindset and actions, my alignment and priorities were off. After praying for a while and feeling sad, God revealed to me that if my relationship with Him is not first, then everything else in my life isn’t going to match up with what my heart desires. So if you are feeling unpassionate or uninspired, I encourage you to dive into The Word, turn on some worship music, and pray. God is our giver of all things, the sustainer of life, and the one who comforts us through all things. Psalm 42 says “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God”. This demonstrates how I was feeling. If we aren’t seeking God, our hearts will always be longing for Him. If our heart is in the wrong place, so will our priorities and desires. 

Sometimes it is complicated trying to figure out what your calling is. At times, I go around and around in my brain trying to figure out what I should do with my life. However, even if I don’t know what is next for me, God does. He has a plan that is so amazing, so fulfilling, and so pleasing to Him. Sometimes it is hard to trust that God knows exactly what is going to happen next. However, it is necessary. When feeling confused or conflicted about what is to come, it is important to pray. When you pray, God potentially answers you by opening doors for you and closing the doors you don’t need so you can follow His lead and direction.

Another key aspect of discovering your passions and your calling is not being afraid. Sometimes, the only thing holding us back is ourselves. Proverbs 24:16 says that “though the righteous fall seven times, they will rise up again seven times.” Failure isn’t something that should pull us down, it should be a stepping stone that leads us closer towards Christ and the plan He has for us. James 2 talks about this in verses 2-4: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” This shows that if you persevere through the difficult times, it will produce character in your life and will aid you in becoming who you are supposed to be. 

Sometimes I feel like we are passionate about everything but God. When you ask people what they are interested in; they usually will say things like fashion, sports, their jobs, etc. But our main passion should be following Jesus. Without Him first, nothing else will fulfill the desire in our hearts for more. 

This week; remember to put Jesus first, trust in God’s plan, and don’t be afraid about what is coming up next. If you read this post all the way to the end, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed the debut of season two. If you have any questions, prayers, recommendations, thoughts, etc; feel free to leave a comment in the comment section down below or email me at camidahms@gmail.com. Once again, thank you all! I’m praying for you!! 

Season Two

img_6553Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 31:30 

Hello everyone! I hope you have been doing okay during my hiatus from blogging. I have seriously been lost about what to make this blog and where to go with it since my life hasn’t had anything crazy going on. I have only blogged five times this year because I only wanted to post when I felt inspired or when I knew God was putting something on my heart. 

I’m calling this post “season two” because that is what this is. My blog is going to have a ton of new content and I am preparing so many awesome things for this blog and I am genuinely so excited.

Season one of my blog was filled with so many different things. Faith posts, life updates, and everything in between. I grew so much during my four years of high school and not only did I learn about myself but I also learned about blogging. In the past, I blogged just for the views and to put out content. And now I am going to focus on being more intentional. I thought about giving up on blogging because I was feeling so uninspired and I had no idea what to post. But I feel like it is time to start this again and not give up on my readers or a passion that God has given me. 

Now I am going to apply the skills I learned the past four years for season two of my blog. Season two is going to be so amazing and exciting. I am so ready to start posting (once a week!!). Season two is also going to be a lot different from season one, so let’s talk about that for a second. 

Season two is going to be me praying and really diving deep into the Word of God for six days of the week and sharing it with you on day seven. For 2020 I am really going to focus on spiritual growth and learning more about who God is. Season two isn’t going to be about me, it isn’t going to be about views, and it isn’t going to be about anything except for Jesus. My intention for this blog is to further the kingdom of God. 

Lately, God has been laying women’s ministry on my heart, and I have decided to use a platform I already have to see how I can aid other women in growing their faith. I want to walk with other women, pray with them, and lift them up to God’s loving arms. That is my mission statement for this season of my blog. I pray for each person reading this blog and that God is doing radical things in their lives. I want to start a healthy community for women to grow in their faith. 

I can’t wait to start making content for season two, this is going to be an amazing journey.