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This is my first time to have a ONE-WORD post in advance. Before, I usually have a one-word as a conclusion of my previous year. Not a declaration at the beginning of the year. This is the first time and I hope it won’t be the last.
In all honestly, I wasn’t really excited to blog about my one word because I thought that the word FOCUS is just so common. I mean, it is a word that you would always expect to be chosen whenever planning or goal-setting is involved. But, I prayerfully asked for this. It was the word I got out over my personal devotion to God last January 1, 2021.
The word FOCUS here doesn’t end at that. The entire phrase was FOCUS ON JESUS. 2019 and 2020 weren’t my best years, during my Bible reading, I was reminded by God’s Word that I should FOCUS ON JESUS this 2021. I have been overwhelmed with my problems for the past two years. This year, I should take things differently and focus on that ONE person who can do everything. I was reminded to be not afraid of what 2021 might bring. Instead, I should FOCUS on JESUS because He completes everything. Every lack, He completes it. Every problem, He will be there.
So, this year, aside from FOCUSING on JESUS, I also have a few goals that I want to FOCUS on and prayerfully offer to Him:
- Start my DEBT-FREE journey. Since I lost my main paying job last year, I got myself into a situation where I find myself in a BIG financial deficit. I accumulated debts that I have a hard time paying on my credit card bills and late payments on my rent and bills. I want to focus on paying my debts first before thinking about shopping or traveling again.
- Start my MINIMALIST lifestyle. Not because I am poor that I am living a minimalist lifestyle. I prefer to have a clutter-free life in physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. I want to focus on what is important.
- Start BLOGGING again. I have been a blogger since 2007. I was on and off with my blogging career and eventually went on hiatus. My blog became more, not me. I felt my persona and my blog separated. This year, I want to focus on blogging again with the things I am really passionate about. Though I have different sets of passion right now than the years when I started, I want to continue blogging and rebrand my style with the things I am really passionate about: solo parenting, personal finance, and minimalism. I want to blog about my new season in this life.
As for now, I am focusing on those first. I don’t want myself to be overwhelmed with a lot of goals, but I want to FOCUS on things that really matter and are important right now.