Friday, January 2, 2009

It's a new Day It's a New Year

It is that time of year again. Time to turn over a new leaf, set lofty goals that we keep for a few days. I think it has more to do with making it through the holidays as much as beginning a new year. Once Christmas is over I'm always ready for a change. I want to get the decorations down and move on to something else. It is a good time for us to refocus. We have no sports happening in the month of January. The weather is generally mild. I've done a lot of thinking the last few weeks about what I wanted to do different in 2009. I've decided I need to spend some time on ME. I've spent the last decade and 1/2 focusing on others. My kids, my family, my job and friends. I'm not even sure who I am or what I want anymore.

I can't be 100% for my family if I'm not 100% can I? What am I teaching them? More and more I realize my children are getting a warped sense of reality. While they may very well be the center of my universe, they are the center of THE universe. They need to realize their wants don't come first for everyone. Sometimes the answer has to be no and they don't always have to get a reason.

I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to do this but a few ideas are :

Start and actually follow through with Project 365

Start eating right and exercising even if that means less sleep or some time away from home

Find a way to love my job - either by moving to a partial work from home week or finding a job that is more in line with my goals

Get organized and teach my family how much better life is in that less crazy environment

Blog more - I've found I really enjoy writing, I want to spend some time every day documenting our journey

I'd love to hear what your hopes are for the year!


SuzyQ said...

Those are some great goals. I'm doing Project 365 too. And I just want to have more FOCUS.

ChloƩ said...

Great goals indeed, and we share some: exercise, get organized, eat better... You can do it!!