A Fresh Day

How is it that I fall apart at the end of the year?  All my drive and motivation falls out the window.  And then, the new year come around and everything seems so fresh…like I can do anything?  It’s only a new day.  The same as any other day.

Last year I planned to:

  • Read 50 books.  In December, I changed it to 40 and even then I cheated a bit with a book I determined I’m never going to read, some books I’ve read to Isaac and one I finished this morning.  40 books…that was better than my, umm…less than 10 the year before. 🙂
  • To blog every day.  I made this for the first half of the year.  Then it seemed I was writing about nothing and so I took a break…and then more breaks….but I still blogged a lot.
  • Take a picture everyday.  Much like blogging, this one didn’t get 100% completed, but I have plenty to show for the year.  I’m not finished with getting all my photos in order.  It’ll be interesting to look through the final listing.  Maybe I’ll even print a photobook.

Last year, I lost 10 pound in the first three months, but never really made it beyond that.  How I wish I would have.

We started the year with Zach student teaching and rarely seeing him and we ended it spending lots and lots of time together as a family.

This year, I have goals.  I’ve never been much to write my goals down or share them with others, so this is a bit different for me.  

My 2012 List:

  1. Find a church and attend regularly.
  2. Eat out less than four times a month (not including vacations where anything goes).
  3. Be active daily and do a true workout three times a week.
  4. Bake bread once a week.
  5. Read 50 books (including reading to chapter books to Isaac before bed).
  6. Enter and compete in one race.
  7. Blog at least once a week.
  8. Post a photo to Instagram daily.

These are the things for me.  It’s so easy for me to get lost in Mom, Wife and Work Worlds and forget about taking care of and doing things for myself.  Are there things on this list that will impact my family for the better as well?  Absolutely, but they are on this list purely for selfish reasons.

Let’s see what God has in store for us in 2012.


One thought on “A Fresh Day

  1. One of my goals for 2012 is to take a picture everyday…I’m not off to a good start yet though! I was also going to try and do Race for a Cure. Either way, I wasn’t sure if you knew, but James and I attend home fellowships. I wanted to invite you, Zach and Isaac to our Fellowship sometime! We meet at our house every Sunday at 10:30am. It’s pretty casual and the service lasts about 40 minutes. There is more information about our church here: http://www.faithfulstewards.com/

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