Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I NEVER make New Year's resolutions. What is the point...I won't keep them. However, two years ago I made a goal.

Just one, very simple...drink 8 glasses of water a day. I soon realized with 8 glasses of water came 472 trips to the bathroom while trying to homeschool. I quickly revised my goal to 6 glasses and as my bladder strength increased I worked my way up to eight glasses. I don't feel any different. Except about myself. I am proud of myself for setting a goal and reaching it, AND being consistent with it (okay, until the last month...but we won't go there).

So, this year, I am making some more goals. Goals I feel I can keep and maintain and that will benefit both me and my family long term. I am a pleaser, and an approval junkie, so to help me stay faithful to these goals, I am putting them here for all posterity. It is really more for me than anything else, but if you feel like checking up to see how I am doing, feel free, if I know someone can ask, I am more likely to do it.

I am making goals in 4 different areas which is a GIANT leap of my one goal of drinking water, still, I see these areas that need help IMMEDIATELY, so while I may take baby steps, there will be a lot of them!

I have become "lazy" this year about my personal quiet time. I have all kinds of excuses, like a baby who likes to get up with the sun, but the fact is, I NEED that time. So, I am making a goal to have my time every day regardless of when. I am famous for planning it in the morning, getting interrupted and never going back, so this year, no excuses, or bed, till I have had my time with God.

This one is kind of two fold. I want to continue working toward a healthier lifestyle. I have done pretty good this year at making time for exercise but I would like to be a little more consistent and work toward a healthier diet as well.

I also want to really want to accept who I am. I will never be Miss America or Mom of the Year. I will never run a marathon, decorate a show home, or be the most popular blogger on the block. These are things I struggle with. Comparing myself to everyone else out there and never measuring up. This year, I really want to work on being who God has created me to be and loving that person, not trying to mold myself into the person I think God should have made me be. HE is the potter, I am the clay...and boy is it tough when the clay starts trying to mold itself!

This year, I want to stop stressing out. About EVERYTHING! I want to get myself organized, use my household journal, make a menu plan and grocery list and shop with coupons. I want to make my home run smoother so that the time I have with my family is more pleasant and fun! AND, hopefully, this will translate into a little more time to do things that I love so I don't feel frustrated and resentful. (Yes, these are things I struggle with....I am not proud, just honest)!

Spend more time talking to and hanging out with Tigerfan...not just waving as we shoot out the door but actually talking about goals, dreams, etc.

Okay, there it is...not exactly an enthralling read, but hopefully it will hold me accountable! So, what are your goals for the new year?


Aimee said...

These are really excellent goals - and some of them have been on my list for years, so that should tell you how good I am with resolutions! ;)

I've been mulling over my "promises to keep" and I hope to get them into a post before too long :)

P.S.He loves you.. said...

So much in the goals area in common..I know we can do this through HIM who gives us strength!

Great way to start out a new chapter..God's Blessings!

I think your doing a super job from what "I know"..and they say we are really honest out here!

Happy New Years!!!

Anonymous said...

Those are all fantastic goals and ones I can really relate to you with. Especially the one about being happy with how God created you. I get wrapped up in what others think so much and am always comparing myself to others...that should be a goal of mine too this year. He did know what He was doind when He created us, didn't He?

Great goals...good luck! Thanks for the honesty!
Happy New Year!

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Great goals! You know, I have tried to do the water thing before and just could not. I might try it again this year! Stop by every once in a while and remind me to go drink a glass of water!! I need the help!
Love you and Happy New Year!
In Christ, Aimee'

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

What a great list! Sounds like you are going to be one busy lady!
I don't make 'em. I don't want to set myself up for failure!
Here's to a great 2009!
So happy our lives crossed in '08 and here's another wonderful year in '09.
I l♥ve ya!