Thursday, December 30, 2010

Resolutions 2011

I normally don't go along with the whole "New Years Resolutions" thing because I don't follow through with them or make them either way too easy or way to hard.  However, I feel like I'm old enough now that I can set some resolutions and goals and (hopefully) stick with them and make some changes in my life that will benefit everyone.

I hope that next year at this time I can look back on this list and feel proud of what I've accomplished.

1.  Eat healthier and exercise more.  I know that everyone and their mother says this, but I'm tired of carrying around all this baby weight.  It is something that really brings me down and I beat myself up over.  The Hubs and I just started P90 together, and I'm hoping that the program along with some extra gym time and healthier eating habits will help me get back to where I (almost) was in college.

2.  Finally suck it up and get my driver's license. You are all probably snickering at me right now, and that's okay...but it is time for it to finally happen.  Before Belly Boo's second birthday.  Yes, this goal gets a deadline.

3.  Find a job. I'm not picky, I don't care if it's part time or full time but it's time that I start doing my share to help pay bills and give us some flex money every month.  And pay for car insurance.  I already started working on this goal so hopefully (fingers crossed) something comes my way!

4.  Meet more people. It's kind of sad that I've been living in this area for over a year and only know a handful of people.  Friends aren't just going to show up on my doorstep so I have to go find them....which is hard for me to do but I'll figure it out.

5.  Stick up for myself.

6.  Try new foods.

7.  Take a photography class.

8.  Be the best momma and wife that I can, and have fun doing it.  I need to remember that life isn't a picnic and that not every day is going to be picture perfect.  I need to remember to laugh when Belly Boo does something totally horrible (like spilling a box of Cheerios on the floor tonight or being nice and bringing us a full glass of water while spilling it all over herself).  I need to remember that my Hubs works really hard and deserves a nap on the sofa after dinner every once in awhile.  But I also need to remember to take time for myself and have a little me time.

9.  Read more books, use the internet less.  I want to challenge myself to read two or three books a month.  I used to read tons of books all the time and now that the kiddo is older I want her to realize that books are more fun than watching us on our computers or watching TV.  I love when she picks up a book and sits down on my lap, even if she likes to speed read and skip lots of pages.  I get a big smile on my face when she sits by herself and babbles while turning the pages. 

10.  Enjoy all the curves that life throws at me.  The past few weeks have been kinda rough, and learning to deal with all of the realities of being a grown-up have really hit hard.  But these changes have taught me to be thankful for all the support and love that our family shows us and I want to be able to look back and be really proud of how we dealt with the situations we're put in instead of being upset because of how we handled something. 

That's it.  My 10 resolutions.  Hopefully I can keep them and I'm sure I'll have progress updates on some of them.  I hope that all of you resolution makers have a successful, life changing and Happy New Year!  It can only get better from here!

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

Wow, I think it is time you get your driver's license!! ha. And good luck on your job search!
For reading new books, you should go to if you never have. It's how I find a lot of new books and keep track of all the ones I want to read. You can also see friends' reviews of books and such. It's pretty much my favorite site :)
Have a happy new year!!