I thought about titling this post “Resolutions”.
However, after more thought, I don’t really make new years resolutions, so the following are some hopes I have for the new year………
Blog more: I think you can tell this is happening, and I’m hoping to keep the momentum going. One thing Joe said last night that stuck with me, is that he likes to go back a year or 2 from now, and see what was going on with us. He values the posting, I do too. I”m realistic enough to know that the boys may read it once when they are older, and have a little sympathy for their dear old parents.
Relax more: I’m finally learning to allow myself to relax. That sentence sounds silly, but it’s true. I’m a full blown type A, anxiety ridden fool. I feel like (for me) when I have a spare moment, I should be cleaning, organizing the crap that is everywhere, making food, or any other thing besides what I would love to do. I love reading, searching and reading blogs I love, blogging, taking a hot shower and doing my hair, soaking in the tub, just watching mindless tv or documentaries. I’m starting to do this more.
Get in front of the camera, and take more pictures: I’m also trying to get in the photo more. Even if it’s only part of me. I want to have memories with me in them, not out because I was feeling fat etc. Here’s one I don’t love, but it’s totally me, in the middle of the World of Disney Store… in Disney World, beyond happy.
Be healthier: Better food choices, better time choices that make us more active, and just living less of a couch potato, and more of a toddler energy level
Be in the moment: Often my mind is wandering about the 100 other things I need to do, and I am telling Joe or the kids, just a minute, hang on. Well no more. The time is now. They are little now. They need me now. Put my time into them and the people that have put their time into me.
Self love: I have a good heart, and good intentions (most of the time) I need to remember that. I am worth something. I am wonderful. I am a good mom, wife, friend. I’m really hoping to work hard on this, and do a lot less self doubting.
I think that’s plenty to hope for.
As always, I hope for health and safety this year. AND FUN. JUST PLAIN FUN