Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11th? Really?

Time must have tons of frequent flier miles, because lately it feels like all it does is fly.

I can hardly believe it's almost mid January. We had a great Christmas, a good New Year, and things look like they are just going to go well in the future. (Knock on wood.)

I was going to make a huge list of things I did/learned in 2009, like "Replaced my first light switch. (End of December... but that is still 2009. Thanks Marty.)" and "Lost 20 pounds." But my brain is tired and begs for sleep so I will keep this brief by only listing my "resolutions" for 2010.

-Lose another 20 lbs. Slow and steady wins the race....I have 11.5 months to do it.

-Organize my house better. This is on again off again for me. Sometimes things go great. I get a room cleaned out, organized, and fresh. I feel great. I start another room, then life takes over. Etc. I hope to clean out the whole house and repaint (interior and exterior) by 2011. The simplest fix I have come up with for this one is making a weekly “To Do” list of possible projects. My ideal outcome is to make my house organized enough so that if someone had to come in and take over they would be able to find things easy and not have to deal with chaos and mess. (My mom used to have us clean the house before vacations so if anything "happened" the RS wouldn't have to wade through a mess (something like that).... Smart woman. Maybe she was a Boy Scout. She was always prepared.)

-Find a way to earn income from home without too much disruption for my family. … meaning find a way to make income without feeling overwhelmed and crazy. There has to be a way.

- Attend the Temple as much as possible. Ideally I would go weekly, but I would be happy with monthly or even better twice monthly…. We shall see. This season in my life is preventing me from getting my way as much as I would like.

- Be myself. This is a biggie. I am a people pleaser. I am always trying to smooth any creases out of my relationships and the relationships of other people. This year I was to be COMPLETELY comfortable in my skin. I know I am on the right road. I am leaps and bounds ahead of what I used to be, but I have a long way to go. It’s ok to be me. People will still like me…. Maybe.

- Cut down on stress. Budget, organize, plan ahead as much as possible. Thus helping me be mentally prepared for things, but be ok when the course changes unexpectedly. This one will be a toughie.

Anyway, there is a peek into what is going on in my mind for future goals. I am headed to bed. Maybe I just don't have enough time for the blogging world. I am beat and stayed up for this silly post. My lesson in YW today was on spending leisure time wisely.... No time to go into it, but maybe it is time to say goodbye to a few things on the www. We shall see. :)


Connie said...

Blogging does take time but it's nice to put into words your thoughts, ideas, goals, etc. You have some good goals. Making money from home is a goal I always had. It came down to daycare for me and that's HARD!!!
Take care and know you're loved.

Stefanie said...

Wow. I like you. Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could discover yours.

Lindsay said...

You are a sweetheart Rach. This is a great list, so many goals! I admire you so much.