Well I hope the new year is already started in wonderful ways for you all. I personally can't wait to see what this brand new year will have in store for me.
However, I also think this year will be whatever I make of it so I have some plans, goals, resolutions...whichever you would like to call them but I hope to be focused in these areas to the best of my abilities.
These treasures are the reason I believe I'm on this planet. They're my heart and soul. I go into each year praying that I'm a better wife and mother and will be present with my family in the moment. That I will devote my time to them and my extended family as well and make sure they know how much they mean to me.
HEALTH AND EXERCISE
I'm like just about everyone else in that I go into each year wanting to CHOOSE to be healthier. To make the right decisions about nutrition and exercise in order to be stronger, healthy, and more fit. I long ago made it less about weight loss/diet as I think that's just a way to sabotage yourself. I made it about a true focus on overall health. Making it positive and not negative. I also think of meditation and prayer as part of my overall "health plan" and like to start with that before exercise.
I have a fitbit that I'm sorry to say I kind of abandoned over the holiday season. It's back on my wrist today and I plan to get back on track in this area. If you don't have a fitbit or know what one is you can read about it here. It has worked very well in the past as being a motivator for me to get my miles in each day. I also play wallyball (volleyball in a racquetball court) with a group of gals every other week for 2 hours. It's very fast paced as you can use the walls for the ball to bounce off of - and it's lots of fun! Volleyball in general has always been a favorite sport of mine. I also love golf and hope to do more of it this summer. Maybe join a women's league.
This goes without saying. It's something I love to do, but I have several projects I really hope to accomplish this year. One of them is a heritage album about my Mom's side of the family. This is the title page and the only one completed so far. However, all the hard work is done in that my Mom and I went through TONS of old photos and organized them chronologically already so that has really motivated me to get to the next fun steps - scrappin'! We're also giving a shout out to family members to send me a favorite memory or story I can include in the album. It'll then be a keepsake for all and we can bring it to family reunions and all share together.
I love to read but have not dedicated the time to it that I should. I have a ton of books saved up on my ipad and hope to at least read 1 book a month (if not more) as that would be a huge accomplishment over how many books I read this last year. I just think it's so good for the mind and soul....so I need to put the remote down more often and read instead. Would love any suggestions of any favorite books you've read lately!
And last but definitely not least - is this new love I've found in blogging. I feel like I'm gaining a whole new lovely and supportive family. I hope I can dedicate the time to you through this site and through visiting with you at yours on a regular basis. I really wanted a new and different challenge for myself and I'm happy to say that choosing to blog has been a big success in my book and filling up another part of my mind and heart. So cheers to you all and the year ahead!