Friday, December 30, 2011


I am one of those people that likes to look forward to the New Year and set goals for myself. I love that there are endpoints in time where I feel like I can end one season and start another. Here are some of my resolutions for this year:


-----To make spending time with God a priority every day. 

This has been a year of transition having a new baby and learning what life looks like, but the time I spend in prayer and reflection is always the most important thing I do all day. I need to remember this and make it a priority.
I can't be a good wife unless I spend time with God.
I can't be a good Mommy unless my marriage is a priority.
It all comes back to trusting God with each day and walking with Him.

----- To be more creative in ways I show my husband I love him.
To be a better listener.

------ To take time every day to sit down, ignore my to do list, and just play with C.

------- To read non fiction. I may set a goal each month for how many books I'll read.

-------To be intentional about connecting with my siblings. Text, fb, calls. Life gets busy, but I want to nurture a friendship with them like any of my other friends.

------ To realize there is almost always more than one 'right' way to do things. (Parenting, household tasks, finances, etc...)

------ To count my blessings.

------- To never forget that I am so rich and to care for others who are less fortunate.
Not to get caught up in our materialistic culture.
In a word: to be CONTENT.

------- To encourage my husband's dreams.
------- To not get so caught up in my to-do lists that I miss relationships.

-------- To exercise at least 3x a week.

------- Learn from my mistakes. (Instead of repeating them. :)

-------- Remember that everyone is fighting a hard battle. Be kind.

------- To not compare myself to other women.
(Talents, externals, spirituality, mothering, etc...)
Instead to look to Jesus for my example.

------ To be a blogger that shares more of myself and encourages others in their lives.
------ To challenge myself.

------ To learn to type correctly. (Maybe.)

------ To be a cheerful wife and mommy.

------ To try new things.

------ To have a garden again and preserve more stuff.
----- To do what works for us, not what I think I'm 'expected'  to do by others.
------ To re-use more and buy less.

What are some of your resolutions?

1 comment:

  1. I love yours. I'm really glad you put you look forward to making resolutions because I do too, and it seems like so many people hate it. :)