Happy New Year! I'm so glad to usher in 2012. I can't wait to see what is in store for us this year.
Each year I set a few Big Goals. I know a list of a bunch of small goals will never get accomplished but if I pick just a few areas to focus on, I'll be much more successful. I actually accomplished all of my 2011 goals:
*I had a baby in January and my first goal was to lose all of my baby weight. Mission accomplished! I actually was back to not only pre-baby weight, but pre-wedding weight by May! Breastfeeding works miracles.
*We moved to Texas in March. At the time I wrote this list, we weren' 100% set on Texas, but we were leaning toward it. If we did end up here, I wanted to get settled in as quickly as possible. Check!
*From early on in my pregnancy I knew I wanted to cloth diaper. But it was intimidating! No matter how much research I did or who I talked to, I was still a bit hesitant. But, I wanted to master it. I wanted to actually do it! And here we are, a year later and going strong. Turns out, it's not as scary as it seems.
*I can't say I fully accomplished #4, although I was pretty successful alot of the time. As my notes say, I had moments of total trust, but I also had moments, days and sometimes weeks of hesitation and skepticism. Turns out though, God always had everything under control.
This year I also set 4 goals:
*One of the many reasons Ben got out of the Marines was because his schedule was so demanding and we had little time to get out and have fun! If he wasn't working ridiculously long hours because of training, he was home resting and getting ready for the next week of training. We want to go camping, go for bike rides, have picnics and find other fun activities to do (preferably free or cheap).
*I was inspired by Ali Edward's storyology class to be a better memory keeper. I am our family's historian and as far as I'm concerned right now, I'm doing a terrible job. It's definitely gotten harder having the little one around! But I want to have a routine in place so that I'm better about it as the weeks go by. One way I'm going to do that this year is by doing Project Life. I'm so excited!
*My fourth goal stemmed from the study I wrote about in this post. If there was one thing that God seared into my heart in 2011, it was that I am not the judge. I am not to judge. He has called me to love and mercy. I am to show those things to others. Love, not judgement.
So there you have it! 4 things I'm going to do in 2012.
Did you set any goals?