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.
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!