Ah resolutions. I don’t always make them, and I don’t always follow through when I do. But I’m feeling particularly enthusiastic about this coming year. By the end of the year I won’t have any kids in diapers and they’ll both be sleeping through the night (a girl can dream)… the world is my oyster!
The first thing I decided to do this year was have a word to keep in mind as I move through the year (inspired by Ali). My word is smile.
I know, look at these two! How can I not? But I get frustrated, I’m tried, and I just feel myself drooping. I wrote in my scrapbook about my word, “I want to do it more, all the time. I want my girls to know how happy I am with my life and them. Even when they are old I want them to think about how I was always happy and smiled through good times and bad.”
Now on to resolutions.
A couple other fun things. I love how my friend Nora does a monthly highlights post about her family, and a snapshot of them. Nothing fancy, but they have at least 12 pictures together for the year. I want that for us! Another fun thing I may implement; I’m a pretty big reader. When I used to sit down with a novel I also had a little notebook and handheld electronic dictionary (back in the olden days). I wrote out longhand every word I didn’t have a perfect grasp of and it’s definition, as it pertained to what I was reading. I remember filling up pages reading Moby Dick! I think this would be fun to do again. I love words, and it would be great for Tuesday and Bennet to see me doing. Never stop learning, right?
I’d love to read your goals, dreams, and hopes for the year. Leave me a comment with them, or a link and I’ll check it out. Here’s to a great 2014.
Love the resolutions. I’m trying to make mine. I nearly did all mine last year… I lost 10 lbs but gained it back. Still calling that a victory. 🙂
I love your word choice for the new year, and your positive outlook! I think we share a lot of the same goals. I need to lose about ten more pounds. I am currently at 148 pounds, but eighteen pounds lighter than I was last year at this time. It’s really hard, but I made up my mind when Charlotte turned four years old to finally lose the stubborn baby weight. I started walking over the summer for thirty minutes four to five days a week, and I am still keeping that up. Oh, and changing my diet didn’t hurt either. And yes, I need to make time to blog more. And take more photos of the three of us. We only have three photos of the three of us from last year, that is sad. I decided to deactivate my Facebook account last weekend, and I haven’t missed it at all! My husband finally convinced me that it was a bit of a time waster. I like Instagram much better anyway. Ok, I think I just wrote a blog post here!
Very well thought out, nice. In have also been thinking in terms of a word this year, and I am seeking to be more content. I have some ideas how to do that and look forward to the challenge. I like your plans and may have to swipe a few:) thank you again for the inspiration.
Great Resolutions! Especially love “Smile”… should be easy to do with such a beautiful family!
Cut the cord with diet coke
Read 52 books
Exercise at least 3 times per week
I like you’re idea about 10 mins a day per family member. Stealing this. Our days get so crazy
great word, and good goals and dreams for the year.
i have three words i’ve been thinking about for quite a while but can’t seem to settle on just one. thrive, courage and flourish. i told em in a blog comment a few minutes ago that maybe i’ll just courageously flourish & thrive this year 🙂 i honestly haven’t thought a lot about my goals this year. reading more is one, getting back to working out is another and the biggest one is try and just let go of things i cannot change and things that aren’t good for me and my stress level (ie: him). i need to sit down, think about some goals and write them down!
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