Good bye, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011
This year has been very eventful, to say the least. I feel like I've been moving so fast, always busy. We had so many events this year I don't even think I can remember them all. I was going to make a list, to prove how busy our life has been, but I just can't. I'm trying to remember things in chronological order and it isn't happening. *sigh* There have been many moments of celebration, as well as times of sadness this past year. This is life.

I was going to write a post recapping the past year, but I'm just not in to it right now. So instead, lets discuss the year ahead.

New Year's Resolutions
Write more often
I know I've said it a million times, but I have a goal to post at least once a week over the next year. I want to actually feel like I'm keeping up with this blog. I have dreams of going to BlogHer and doing giveaways and having real readership.... *le rĂªve*

Get organized
We will be moving in the next couple of months, and I want our new house to actually have some organization to it. I'm so tired of running around trying to find things because they never seem to be where I left them, or where they belong. (Because I completely suck at leaving things where they belong...)

*Gulp* I have a confession to make.... We eat out for dinner pretty much every night, and we eat way late. This is partly because I like to wait for my mom to get home from work so we can all eat together, and partly because I'm lazy, and only slightly because Turtle-Love keeps me pretty busy. This new year, brings a new attitude at home for me. My goal is to cook at least 3 meals a week. Hey! That is a lot when you haven't cooked, except three times or so, in over a year! Shhh! Don't judge me! Now that I am responsible for not only my nutrition, but shaping our son's pallet and his nutritional well being I have a reason I can hold myself accountable to for making nutritious and tasty meals at home. Not to mention we really need to be saving that money...

I might as well keep 'fessing up. I suck at getting house work done. I make excuses and in general avoid putting laundry away, vacuuming, dusting, etc on a regular basis and instead subscribe to the "where did the carpet go?" method of cleaning. I'm just kidding it isn't that bad, but sometimes it does feel that way. I need to get off my tush and set a cleaning schedule and stick to it. Oh Pinterest.... I'm coming!

I need to go! I keep saying I'm going to do it next semester, and then I procrastinate and blah blah blah, crap it is too late to sign up for classes. Way to drop the ball. My goal is to be in school and working toward my degree(s) before the end of the new year.

Are we seeing a pattern yet??? I guess that leads to the next one...

Get off my duff!
I'm lazy. I make excuses. I am a procrastinator and I totally rock at it! But wait, that isn't something to celebrate really. Sure, I work very well under pressure. I get some of my best stuff done at the last minute! However, I need to get my growing behind up and get moving. I need to be more active, and take a proactive stance in life! My goal for the new year is to plain ole get up and go!

Give back
I really want to get a better hold on things and do more to help the community. I want to volunteer, raise funds, and I have 2 big projects I really want to get started on this year. Cloth diaper education classes, and gathering donations for families in the NICU (including crocheting hats and booties for the hopeful NICU grads). I want our child(ren) to understand how important it is to give back, and to help others as much as you can.

Think I'm biting off more than I can chew? Maybe... but hey, I got through planning and executing a baptism, birthday party, bridal shower, my wedding, and much more back to back this year, while working and caring for Turtle-Love. I'm in need of some self improvement this year, dang it, so I'm gonna find the time. In two days. It isn't the new year yet ;p


  1. Nicole said...:

    Not at all! You can do it! I should definitely do a goal entry too. This is a great idea :)

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