I have never been one for writing New Year’s resolutions. I am a firm believer that you can set goals at any point during the year. Why should you have to wait until the New Year to set a new goal for yourself? That’s silly, if you ask me.
Last year was the year of me. I went in to 2012 wanting to focus more on myself. I wanted to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. I was sick of feeling sorry for myself and just unhappy. So I put my best foot forward. It wound up being a very trying, albeit rewarding experience.
My word for 2013 is… DREAMS.
My goal this year is very much the same as last year. I plan to keep focusing on myself, but this year focusing on myself involves my pursuit to fulfill my dreams.
- Since high school I have wanted to become a personal trainer. This will be the year that I enroll in the program and work towards becoming certified.
- I would love to land a part-time or full-time job in social media, whether it be as a community manager or project manager.
- I will focus more on myself. Hair appointments, manicures, shopping. You name it. I need to take more time for myself.
- I will sleep more. More sleeps leads to a happier Mommy and wife. Just sayin’.
- I will stop worrying about every little thing. I suffer from anxiety and tend to over-analyze everything.
- I will try a new recipe each week. I love to cook, so this should be easy for me to achieve.
Relationship / Marriage Goals
- We will date more often. I don’t care if we have a babysitter for a night on the town or we have a date night at home. We need to take more time for ourselves.
- We will communicate more. You know devote time with no distraction to actually sit down and have an adult conversation.
- I will work on limiting my nagging (I struggle with this) and stop letting all of the husband’s little annoyances get to the best of me. He is a great individual, husband and father. I need to focus more on that.
- Before picking arguments, I will ask myself “is this worth it?” and “is this matter really that important?”. I struggle with this and tend to just get worked up far too easily over the silliest of scenarios.
Family / Parenting Goals
- I will be more present as a parent. This involves putting away all gadgets when the children are awake. My kids won’t be young forever. I want to take the time to embrace their childhood. I want them to remember me for being a Mom who was involved and fun. Not one that was trapped behind her laptop or iPhone.
- I will limit how much I use the word “no”. It’s a word that is commonly overused and totally unnecessary at the best of times.
- We will take the time to take a vacation as a family. I don’t care if the vacation is simply to a cottage or a tropical destination. We love to travel and always enjoy that time we have together. I would love to take another family vacation this year if the financial cards are in our hands.
- I will decorate my new home. I never decorated the last house I owned. I just never felt like home, so I couldn’t bring myself to decorate something that just didn’t feel like it was mine. We had a beautiful new home built last year that we took occupancy of in August. This year I will decorate the house, add personal touches and make it my own.
- I’m notorious for being a neat freak. I will try to ease off of that a little. Not all messes need to be cleaned up immediately.
- While I love blogging sharing reviews and giveaways about products I love, I plan to write more personal posts this year. When I started my blog in 2008, it was my online diary. It was a place for me to share in my day-to-day experiences, joys of motherhood and vent. There is no reason why I can’t still do that.
- I plan to network more with the brands that I love.
- I want to make the move over to WordPress. WordPress would give me more freedom. While the switch over would be a learning process, it would benefit me in the end. It offers more plugins and options that Blogger does not.
- I would love to add on some voluntary contributors to Domesticated Momma. It would nice to add more flavour and writing styles to the daily mix.