Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's funny how much that feels like a clean slate to me. It's just another day but it feels like so much more. I like clean slates. I like the feeling of starting fresh with no past failures weighing me down. I could really delve into some Biblical truths but it's late and I don't want to attempt that depth right now.

With this beautiful clean slate feeling, I want to start the year off right. Here are some resolutions in no particular order:

- household: I want to keep the budget up-to-date, be more consistent with sales and coupons, and set up a routine for cleaning the house. It's all about creating habits.

- family: I want to plan more family time whether it's a weekend vacation or a game night.

- school: I want to finish the year strong and not let my laziness get the best of me. I want to map out the rest of the year (just a basic outline) so I can see where we are and what we need to do to finish.

- personal: I want to read 4 non-fiction books that cause me to think and grow as a wife, mother, friend and follower of Christ. Interesting that I just wrote this off the top of my head and I randomly picked 4 books (figuring 1 every 3 months was manageable) and also came up with 4 relationships in my life. Maybe one book for each relationship? Although I think anything I read about being a follower of Christ will have a positive affect on all relationships so we'll see how this plays out.

There are also specific fitness and financial goals that I am thinking about but haven't really nailed down the specifics yet. I want to challenge myself but also keep them attainable. And even though I joked about it before, going to bed earlier is actually a goal! Only for school days though.

And now, off to bed with a light heart and a clean slate.

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