I haven't really made resolutions the last many years but wanted to this year. I love making lists and love having goals and think it would be helpful to pick a handful of things I hope to work on this year. I already wrote out a word for the year and learning how to relax is something I want to focus on. But here are a few other things I hope to accomplish this year:
To be more disciplined with quiet times. Before Addilyn was born I'd wake up pretty early before having to get ready for work and read my Bible or journal. While I wasn't always consistent I did it much more regularly than I do now. I pray often these days, during middle of the night feedings or when I'm napping with Addilyn, but I have read my Bible so few times in the last five months and want to change that.
Get back in shape. I want to get back into my pre-pregnancy shape and would love to eventually get back to the weight I was before I starting all of our hormone treatments a few years ago. I am working on eating less sweets and still trying to work out at least three times a week. I really miss feeling strong and in shape.
Run a race. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to sign up for the Chicago marathon but if I don't do that one then I want to at least do a half marathon this summer.
Stop comparing. I struggle with comparing myself to others, my mothering, my baby, my blog and in general need to work on not being jealous and being content and confident in who I am and all the things God has given me.
Thankful project. I'm really good at being thankful during the month of November and I love that Chris and I have a poster that we write on each year. I want to make something that we put in Addilyn's room and we write down one thing we're thankful for each day.
Be more intentional. I want to be more intentional with my free time, with my time with Chris and in my friendships. I want to continue to work on initiating things with friends. I want to not always be on my phone or computer when Chris and I are together.
Not I just need to reread this often and make an effort to work on them! Cheers to a new year!