One of my favorite things is New Years Resolutions. I love lists, and a list for the whole year always helps me commit. I usually see changes come from my New Years Resolutions lists. And I'm ready for some serious change! I've been thinking a lot the past month about what's important for me to accomplish, and what I want to change about myself. I found a great article that included many of the ideas that have been circling around in my head. You can link to it here http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/marcia-sirota/new-years-resolutions_b_1166042.html. The whole list is great, but certain ones I want to stop..
Avoidance - Come take a little gander through my house. Unfinished projects everywhere. And while I have gotten much better at finishing what I start, I am not going to start anymore projects until all my unfinished, or broken projects are complete.
Having a Bad Attitude - It may just be that I'm three months pregnant, but I need to focus everyday on having a good attitude, and appreciating the moment.
Complaining - Kinda the same thing. But I'm healthy, I have a great family, my husband is a hottie, we have a home, a great neighborhood and family.. what do I really have to complain about?
Gossiping - I've already been trying to stop, but I have to admit.. The other night I really wanted to tell a friend something that had happened earlier that day. It was a story about an acquaintance, and it wouldn't be a story I'd really want shared about me. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't untrue, but it wasn't nice. That's one of the first times I've really felt myself talking myself out of it questioning myself what good it would do. I really did feel proud to stop myself, and maybe a little more grown up.
Co-Dependency - I have been thinking a lot about if I could provide for three kids if something were ever to happen to Jesse. I don't work, and I never finished college.. Time to step up and make sure I could take care of my family if needed. That's my biggest goal this year. Plus.. I would love to be able to buy Jess surprises without him knowing I spent the money first.
Those are some of the ideas from the article.. Here are some of my personal thoughts..
Be a better mom - Have more fun with the things that already should be done.. Have my kids help cook.. Do more art projects with my kids.. take them new places.. take more pictures.. Be patient.. my kids are pretty sweet and they're growing quick. Blog more about them.
Be a better cook - Jess has me beat on this one.. I know it's in my genes (from Grandma Shirley.. not Donna), I just need to give it the effort.
Get better at the things I love - Photography, Writing, Painting, and singing. I want to improve all these things in the next year.
Get Organized - I'm going to start by throwing stuff out.
Budget - Waste less, Save more.
Jess & Me- Go out more.. but different restaurants and different things than movies. I love my date nights.
And of course, Blog more of what I'm up to. I'm really going to try.
Curious.. am I the only one who loves New Years Resolutions?