Friday, January 2, 2009

It's that time of year again......

Yup, you got it. Time to start sticking to those New Year's resolutions! But lets be honest, we all seem to like to come up with these big out of reach goals, which would be impossible for superwoman! So this year I am taking a different approach. Don't get me wrong I still have a list of resolutions, I just plan on attacking each with baby steps. So here are some of my goals for 2009:

1. Work on becoming a more healthy me. I would like to incorporate more exercise into my life now that the kiddos are all getting a little bigger. Right now I am researching my options. I am not sure if I want to invest in a piece of equipment for the house, re-join the Y, or just try to pick a few nights to walk. I am trying to decide what I could do most consistently regardless of Jordan's schedule, and what will work best with three kids. Either way something is going to change. I am done with the excuses!

2. I am going to work on my organization in my scrapbook studio. I would like to be able to be as efficient as possible during what little time I do get to create. So I think having an organized and functional workspace would help me to achieve that goal. The less time I spend hunting for a certain stamp or tool means more completed pages for me! And that is a goal I have all the time!

3. Since I was generously given a fabulous new camera for Christmas I want to learn all I can about it. It is important to me to be able to make the most of it and all its great features. So not only do I vow to completely read the manual cover to cover, I also plan on reading up all I can online about becoming a great photographer....Shutter speed, lighting, etc. I plan to be a photography know-it-all come this time next year! :)

4. Lastly but certainly not least I want to take time every day to be grateful. I think there have been many days this past year when I have been so overwhelmed with life and caring for Kyndall and then adding the twins, that I forgot to just breathe and thank the Lord for all he has done for me. I need to remember that time on this earth is not promised to us. Each second is a gift from God. I want to spend less time focusing on what's next and more time living in the now. I want to take the time to say thank you to my husband, friends and family for all they do to help me out. I need to thank my children for showing me unconditional love and bringing a smile to my face. So this year I plan to do just that. I realize that I might not always have the words to say out loud what I am thankful for, but I plan to utilize a journal to help me with that hurdle. I resolve to start a gratitude journal and write down daily things in my life and world that I am grateful for, even if it is just the grass in the yard and the kids playing in my living room floor! :)

Now I have shared my resolutions with you all, please let me know what you plan to resolve to do in 2009.

TTFN!!!!

p.s. I thought about resolving to work on my excited overuse of the exclamation mark but then I just knew that would be out the window by the time I finished this post. So I guess you all are just stuck with a whole bunch of these !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for another year!

12 comments:

Paige said...

Thank you posting this to facebook it made me also think about what i needed to make mine for. If you read my blog that I posted a bit ago you will see that had intended to not make any resolutions, as I have not in the past. But I am a HUGE procrastinator so I figured I had better put my foot down and make self do the things! I wish you luck with yours and may God Bless you through out 2009

Chris said...

I still haven't come up with mine yet. I am working on it though. These are good resolutions. I say stick to the simple and attainable ones. Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishement you get when you know you've done it.

Samantha said...

Great resolutions!! Definitely from the heart and that's the best kind! I hope you succeed in these resolutions. Just think....the one about being organized with your scrapbooking could be accomplished in just 1 day!! You could mark that one right off!! I hope you can keep these resolutions...and I don't mind the !!!!!'s, I am an overuser of them as well!!

FlipFlop Mom said...

Happy New YEAR!! I think those are GREAT goals as well!!!

Paige said...

I've tagged you for an award! =)

Samantha said...

I just gave you an award! Go to my blog to get it!

CM said...

Love ya,

Mama

TracieClaiborne said...

Those are great! Mine are...

1) Get moving. Ride my bike when it's over 50 degrees for 15 mts. to start. (That would be huge for me.)

2) Focus on the positive. Don't say negative things about people, even if I think them.

3) Focus on homeschooling instead of it being "worked in" each day.

4) Take time to create at least one page a week. I'm on track so far! Just did my first page of 2009.

5) Cook at least 3 nights a week.

That's enough!

Love you!

The Empty Envelope said...

What a beautiful post!!! You sound like your brain is as busy with mine trying to figure out the best exercise possibility!!!

Actually, I don't know if this would help but it's helping me a lot. I am doing a 500 miles between Dec 1 08 and May 1 09 and got a pedometer to keep track. It's the first time this has worked for me.

Good luck!

Samantha said...

I think in order to fulfill your resolution of getting your scrapbook studio more organized, you should def. shoot for buying that scrap-box on your wish list for Santa!! I just thought of this...now you have a reason to actually buy it!!

Ivana Clay said...

I agree about the scrapbox Samantha! :) Except the sad part is that I started to organize all my stuff the other night and I realized that I would probably easyily fill up two of them!!! It is ridiculous! But at least I have started and within two hours I already had filled an entire shopping bag of stuff to yardsale/give away. So at least I am on the right track!

Ivana Clay said...

Tracie, I like your focus on the positive goal too. I need to add that too my list! Miss you :(