Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringing in the new year right.

I don't make resolutions, EVER. But I do make goals to work on. I make goals that I know are accomplish-able. I've thought long and hard about this years goals and here they are. This is my big reveal. I have really enjoyed 2010. It's been great and I've come away learning so much. Another chapter in my life closed and on to the next. I was reading a blog, and after some hard times in their life they deleted all their posts and and are starting over. So sad. It doesn't matter how good or bad life is, it's life. You can't just delete it. It just a chapter in your life and that's it. It happens and you move on, painful reminders or not you can't change the past. the future is yours to shape and not control. Two very different things. I guess I just don't understand it. It's like cutting people out of pictures. You see where they were and you see yourself, but you always have the memories. Good and bad all you can do is learn. Life is completely out of anyone's control. We all grasp so badly at trying to be the driver, but because of all the people we allow to be a part of our lives and our lack of being able to have a remote control for them all, we just get to surrender and embrace teh chaos that we call life.

This year I may not accomplish anything, and I'd be out of my mind to try and think I can control what's going on around me. So this year I'm making goals that I can constantly work on. I'm printing a few of these up and I'm putting them where they will be a reminder of the things I can work on within my own self. I'm sharing them on this blog because I love to share.

Goals of 2011 (a work in progress)

Be a better all-around person.

Be kinder, nicer, more caring, healthier, more organized. Care more about the important people around us. Be nicer to Aaron, Rowdy and Colt. Be close to Aaron, don't let any of that 7-year itch stuff creep into our home. Don’t always say “no” Be a fun Mom, enjoy their childhood it’s the only one they’ve got. Make healthy decisions, get outside more. Not so much soda, or fast food. Have the house in Order, get everything a place. De-junk, and simplify.

Be money Smart.

If I don’t need it or I’m not going to use it don’t buy it. Save, not spend. Be practical. The more money in the bank the more I get to play with….House, yard, deck, horses, atv.

Early to bed, early to rise.

Get sleep you need it, start your day early, and you’ll get to make the most of your hours. Hello Hygiene. Keep your smile pretty. Keep yourself smelling nice and your face washed. It feels good to feel fresh.

Be Productive.

Pick 1 project and work on it till it’s finished. Have your home ready for unannounced drop-by’s. Play with your kids, don’t waste time. It’s all you’ve got. Don’t start what you can’t finish. Limit computer time, and save tv time for after the kids are in bed.

Got Church?

Continue to say family prayer, have consistent scripture study, do a journal, 100% visiting teaching. Take my callings serious. Be a better teacher. Be a good example. Get better at temple attendance, and personal prayer.

1 comment:

Blackeyedsue said...

You're ambitious. My resolution was to keep my grays under control. :P