I don't like to make too many resolutions. It's hard for me stick to them and then I feel guilty. But this year I have a few things I really want to accomplish.
1. Finish my book - I'm ready to finish it and see if I can find a market. I've had the name of a literary agent and a list of submission guidelines on my desk for over a year. My initial goal was to have it done and submitted before Ainsleigh was born, but I was too busy falling apart to complete it. I don't have a lot of time during the day to write, but the evenings are wide open. To finish I need to read through my blog. I am really dreading that task, but I am tired of looking at the stack of half-finished pages on the edge of my desk. I feel like I might have something worthwhile if I can just focus and make it coherent.
2. Be more frugal - This is a tandem resolution. I really want to move out of this house. I love our neighborhood, but I want a bigger kitchen, a second bathroom and room for the kids to run. An acre, or two, or four has always been a dream. A whole lot has to happen before we can even consider buying a new house, but saving a little more each month might help us accomplish that goal someday. No more Target runs where $60.00 just happens to fall out of the bank account. No more toys for the kids. No more clothes for the kids, unless they need something. No more late night online buying sessions. Even if H&M is having a huge sale on skirts. We have not always been wise with our money and this year I want us to follow a better (and more Biblical) spending model.
3. Find healthy ways to handle stress and worry - In other words, put down the cookies. This is the first time I've really struggled with my weight after a pregnancy. I'm gaining weight right now, which is not the way to go.
What are your resolutions?