January 3, 2013

Changes

I'm dragging myself into this new year.  Nothing against 2013 (yet), but I'm just not ready to transition to healthier eating (darned leftovers), a fresh mindset on parenting (kids, sorry I keep losing my temper--blame this indoor weather), and exercising.
I usually don't make resolutions because I'm apt to break them.  Like within days. I have so little self-control, but thankfully I live a pretty healthy life in general, outside of the holidays.

To negate what I've just written (I'm pretty wishy-washy, can't you tell?), I would like to focus on trying to make some changes this year:

1.) play more with the kids, especially Soren. Make time to sit down at the table with him when Jude is napping and color, build, draw, etc.
2.) get outside more!  I think this was a carry-over resolution from last year, but I need to hear it some more. 
To be fair, it's hard minding a toddler and preschooler in our tiny, fence-less yard that is right along the street.

3.) spend more one-on-one time with Chris.  Our lazi-cheap-ness about finding a sitter is no excuse. We went to a yoga workshop on New Year's Eve eve and really enjoyed it.

4.) burn more candles.  I love the flicker of candlelight, but just forget to light them in the evenings.

5.) learn more about my camera and photography.

6.) make good artisan breads.  I received a baking stone and pizza paddle for Christmas, so I'm eager to start perfecting a crusty and crumby loaf.

7.) create more craft tutorials on my blog.  This is an ongoing thing, which has been neglected over the past year due to lack of a dedicated space to create and photograph items.  Hopefully that changes a little as Jude grows up.
8.) Spend more time with friends.  Some of my favorite memories from the past year were created with friends.
I think that's enough to work on for now.  Check back December 31st to see if I've met my goals!  Have you made any resolutions this year?

Happy new year!

5 comments:

  1. Those are awesome goals!!! {Coming from someone who never makes resolutions...maybe I should get on that??}

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  2. Those are all fabulous goals to challenge yourself to achieve and the best part is they're all DO-able; some people set resolutions that are so crazy, they're doomed from the beginning!

    I hate resolutions, too, which is why I never set them for myself. I instead love thinking of achievable goals to aim for.

    Either way, hopefully 2013 is a good year for us all! :)

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  3. I don't make resolutions because I'm not apt to keep them either. But, like you, I have a few things I'd like to accomplish in 2013.

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  4. These all look like good and attainable goals! Hoping we get to hang out this year, too.

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  5. Those sounds like great resolutions. I don't make resolutions. Less guilt if I don't keep one. ;) Plus if I want to do something, I just do it. LOL Sounds so simple, right?

    But I can echo some of yours... I definitely want to spend more time with friends and get outside more. I also want to start working out again. You know, if I find time for it LOL

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