2014 is here, and I just had a birthday. I am motivated. Only 300 and something days left until I turn 30. I turned 29 on December 30th, so my birthday and New Years are right next to each other. It works to have resolutions for a new calendar year, and a new year, personally. I have resolutions for 2014, coupled with goals I want to focus on before turning 30. Some are spiritual, some are for physical health, some focus on our marriage, some are for home improvements, and some are just vain. I wanted to share a few here, mainly because I always enjoy reading others’ resolutions. And also to hold myself accountable.
- Read and learn. I’m currently reading Wheat Belly for my health and Crash the Chatterbox (not yet released) for my Christian walk. I am planning to read Give Them Grace with my small group.
- Take a photography class. My mom gave me this as a Christmas present. Along with that, take more pictures.
- Cancel cable. Or at least reduce it to basic cable.
- Straighten my teeth. My first appointment for Invisalign was this morning!
- Plan meals weekly and keep up with my personal planner and our family calendar.
- Start learning how to use Photoshop.
- Start a Bible reading plan. Not to read through the whole Bible, necessarily, but to make it more a part of my routine.
- Turn our bonus room into a playroom and improve storage there.
- More planned at-home dates with Todd.
- Plan Todd’s 30th birthday.
- Go to bed earlier.
- Put up a gallery wall in our foyer hallway.
- Paint our bedroom and bathroom a lighter color.
- See an esthetician/dermatologist and start a new skin care routine.
- Eat gluten free (at least for a trial period).
- Join the YMCA…done, yesterday: check!
- Pray with Davis nightly.
- Read Davis more Bible stories.
- Take Kenan on more walks.
- Blog 3 times a week, with at least 1 being a recipe.
- Take Davis on more play dates.
- Travel. Have weekends away. We have a couple trips tentatively planned. Nothing elaborate, but it’s always nice to get away!
I was talking to Todd yesterday about how I keep trying to remind myself that “the days are long, but the years are short.” I am truly blessed, and to think about how all of my plans for 2014 are attainable is really amazing. Being a stay at home mom is not glamorous, or without stress, but I really shouldn’t complain. God has given us an amazing life. I hope to be more content, grateful, and joyful this year.
Cheers to 2014! Thank you for reading.