Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Normally, I don't make resolutions.  For a long time after Gabriel, my goal was just to get pregnant.  Then, my goal was to not be obsessed about getting pregnant. 

Now that I have Lucy and my life is so different, I think resolutions are in order.  Everything is so different for me, as I am so busy, at home and at work.  I have been so unhappy lately, and I couldn't figure it out.  I am married to a man who loves me and who is 100% committed to me and family, I have a job that lets me do exactly what I went to college for, we have a roof over our heads, and we have the most healthy, amazing little girl.  We have our health and wonderful supportive families.  So why is it that I am so unhappy?  A lot of it is my attitude...and how I have let my busyness control me...instead of me controlling how busy I am.

Sometimes I need to take a step back.  I need to stop.  Maybe these resolutions will help me this year.  I am actually going to print this page and post it in my office.

So, here goes my list of resolutions for 2012:
  1. Make God part of my life.  Stop just saying that I want Him in your life without working on that relationship.  Maybe buy a devotional.  Go to church.  Maybe sing a little while I am there.  Actions speak louder than words. 
    2.  Stop treating Josh like he is one of my students.  He is never going to treat me like I want him to if I
         constantly verbally bash him/nag him/be extremely critical of him.  Be the wife I want to be. 

    3.  Take a picture of Lucy every Sunday.  Take some in between Monday and Saturday too :-)

    4.  Follow my financial plan. "Debt is Bondage." 

    5.  Clean up something every night that isn't normal cleaning.  For example, tonight when Lulu went to
          bed, I cleaned my closet.  I need to do that every night, just something that takes 30 minutes or so,
          so that I am not overwhelmed on days off.
    6.  Read before bed.  Read books that are for me as well as for school.

    7.  Embrace my job.  Take things one step at a time, and really incorporate technology into my   
         classroom.  I am off to a great start, I just need to keep on truckin.'  Read and follow educational

    8.  Write.  Write, Write, Write.  Freelance at least 4 times.  Get more people reading this blog? 

    9.  Be a better pet owner. 

   10.  Set aside more relaxing time, whether its watching a movie of choice, or just doing this....blogging. 

Well, there it is....in writing.  I will stick to this....I will stick to this....