I'm excited to start a new year!
And I always love an opportunity to write goals, lists and whatnot to try to keep myself on track!
I've noticed in years past, it's been easier to narrow down the things I need to work on the most. I've been able to sum it up into one word or statement, but not this year. Maybe it's because I need to be more specific- or I just have that much more to work on, I don't know. I DO know that I feel pretty strongly about the things I've decided to write down this year.
1. FOCUS. Whether at work, at home, or anywhere, I need to train my brain to focus. I am horrible at details. I can't remember what I did 5 minutes ago, which makes finishing a project I've started a bit of a joke! And I transpose numbers and letters all the time. I never used to do that- so I KNOW I can fix it!
2. FAMILY. My kids are growing up so fast. Next year they'll both be in Middle School. Ali will be wearing make-up and Gage- well, Gage won't change much I hope... EXCEPT- I do want to spend more time together. Less time with electronics! I don't want the iPad raising my children. I don't want YouTube to have more of an influence on my kids than me! Working 3-4 days a week has taught me that I need to make quality time for my family- cause there may not be quantity.
3. ME. It's time. I don't need to run marathons or lift my body-weight. (NO ONE needs that!) But it's time to start taking care of me. I used to love exercise! I loved the burn! I loved trying new healthy things. So what happened? I have NO idea! But I've been avoiding "me" for way too long! It is NOT my goal to lose a bunch of weight. If I can run a mile without having a heart attack, but don't lose a pound, it will be awesome.
4. CHURCH. I love my calling. It has so much creative potential and I intend to bring it a lot more this year! It's a great outlet for me- and I really enjoy the girls and other leaders I work with. I also plan on being more forthright with my Visiting Teaching. I am NOT great at getting chatty with the ladies I'm supposed to visit, but my plan is to make, and take them something every month. Whether or not I take the time to talk long- I will at very least have something for them. EVERY month. And most importantly- I will be even better this year about paying my tithing. I'll pay it first, and always. Hmmm... sounds a lot easier than it is.
I know there are so many more things I want to improve. A little more... a little better, to paraphrase the saying I keep on my fridge. Let's have an amazing 2015!!!