Happy New Year! Welcome 2011!
I am not a big fan of time passing in any aspect but I do love the fresh start feeling that a new year brings. Sure each day is always a new start but there is just something special about January 1.
The majority of us Americans make the same or similar resolutions, lose weight, pay off debt, get organized, etc... only to forget about them a week later. I am typically one of these people that sort of forget them as time goes. This year I am making the resolution to not forget my resolutions.
This year I am thinking of them as year long goals, things I want to work towards and improve on in my life. I will revisit these throughout the year to hold myself accountable and make adjustments where needed.
Lose Weight & Get Healthy
I have been pregnant for the last 2+ years and will not be this year so it’s time! My goal is 30 pounds...I’d like 40, but 30 seems more attainable with such little kids and breastfeeding. So far 0 of 30 and need to buy a scale today! Exercise goal to do a video or walk for a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week. NO more soda, much less fast food/restaurant and to cook more (healthy meals) at home, less processed crap.
Be a more positive, patient and involved wife and mother.
Go to bed more often with my husband.
Carve out specific time for work when the kids are sleeping or busy so that I am giving them more direct attention and less half ass
Read and find encouragement to be a more peaceful parent.
Get involved/Make a few friends
Join a moms group so I can have adult conversation and Sawyer can play with other kids. It’s getting bad when I look forward to the conversation with the checkout girl at Walmart
I have no religion and am not a believer. I have this desire to be a believer though. Weird?? Probably. I also feel that I should be exposing and providing some sort of religious exposure and good moral stuff to my children. I am not necessarily committing to being a church every Sunday person but maybe...I am not exactly sure where to start with this one.
Learn to keep my house clean & organized
I seriously think I need a chore chart for myself! If I can’t achieve and maintain this by the end of the month I will hire a cleaning person which will suck to spend my play money on.
Get website complete by the end of January as well as all items uploaded to my other store/sites
10% increase in sales over last year each month
do administrative work every month so that I don’t fall behind
1-2 new patterns a month; or revamp old pictures/listings
continue to gain exposure through networking and advertising
Like I said these are obviously long terms goals that I will be starting today! I already know today won't be the best day because my husband and I are going on a date! Woo Hoo! If you know us the last date we went on I got pregnant with Dex...the date before that I got pregnant with Sawyer. Yeah, we don't go out much! I will NOT be getting pregnant tonight though! Just dinner (not on my diet I'm sure) and maybe a movie with my husband! I can't believe I am leaving little Dex for so long so early, but Chris and I could really use a few hours together. Maybe I'll spend my gift card on some new shoes!
So what are you hoping to accomplish this year? I'll be keeping you all updated on my progress from time to time! Wish me luck!