With the new year, I always have a tendency to over-evaluate, over-plan, over-dream, and over- [ok, you caught me] stress.

This will be the most exciting year of my life...

This is the year everything will fall into place

Im > really> going to do [insert extreme adventure] this year...

Goals are great. I'm the queen of goals. Goals are how -pardon the cliche- shit gets done. But to a certain extent, sometimes embracing life as an obstacle-laden mess of surprises is the truest path to happiness. That's reason #109739 why my counterpart, my Mr. let's-just-see-what-happens hubby, is the frustrating, necessary, humbling, and welcome jelly to my sticky, stressful peanut butter plans.

In this New Year, I'm catching myself before I travel *too far down that rabbit hole of anticipation to simply gather my thoughts and say, for once,

This is the year I will listen. This is the year I will let go. This is the year I say "surprise me" and leave the big plans up to God.

Whatever your goals may be, go on and check out these past posts for an extra dose of inspiration for this start of another beautiful year:

Reflection on a Quiet Day

[Weekly Planning for Living with Intention](http://www.lofirefly.com/posts/my-weekly-planning-technique-for-living-with-intention )

The Fear-Facing Manifesto

And hey, if all else fails...