Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year

So it's a new year, and we're like supposed to start over all fresh and stuff right? *sigh* Sorry for the bit of sarcasim, I'm just not feelin' it, ya know? It's just been funk around here. I'm in a bit of a funk and just can't seem to get out of it. I'm trying though, really. I decided if we're supposed to be fresh and new, that I'd at least start by changing the blog up a little. I decided to go with the white background instead of black. Clean. It's a start. I'm going to try and see if I can't make a cool banner for the top...but I'm pretty computer illiterate so, who knows. It might take me all of 2007 to figure it out!

Anyways so in light of the new year, I have decided on a few resolutions. Now you may think most of these are steriotypical, everyone makes these,

same ole boring resolutions. Well, you're right. They are. But they really are things I truely would like to work on and accomplish in 2007. This is the first year that I've ever even considered making any resolutions. I mean, we always had to do it in school. You know, as soon as you got back from Christmas vacation, that was always the first writing assignment...your new years resolutions. I never took it seriously though. So anyways here they are:

1. Lose 30 lbs. by September. For Christmas my dad told us he's going to take us all to Kuai in September. I still have baby fat hanging on from Jake, let alone Megan. So I plan not to look like a fat cow with a permanent intertube around her waist sitting on the beach! I WILL wear a 2-piece! (and look good in it) I'm not old enough yet for the big mama one piece!

2. Be more organized.(sort of) I've decided to make more lists. At work I always have a list of files I'm working on. I love the satisfaction of crossing off a file that I have completed. It really has a sense of accomplishment when I'm done. So, I thought, why not bring this into the rest of my life? Maybe I'd be a little more motivated to do things, and maybe I'd feel good about getting something done. So I'm starting with really simple things...I'm not talking about long drawn out projects like "organize my closet". No. Way more simpler things every day baby steps. Such as "sweep the floor"..."clean toilets"..."run vaccume in kids rooms". I think I could get a lot of satisfaction out of crossing these things of my list. The list would be daily, and anything I didn't finish the first day would move to the next days list. Now all I actually have to do is remember to write the list! LOL! hummm.

3. Be creative. Now this one has a lot of little sub-categories. It's kind of a vauge statement, really. But what I want to accomplish with this one is just basically to remember this year what I love. I love to be creative. Right now it's all about scrapbooking. When I go back to work, I don't want to forget about, or think I don't have time for it. I want to try and make time for being creative at least once a week. Also, I want to try and really hone in on my creative style. I don't think I really have one of my own. I'm a total scraplifter...I see something I like and I copy it. I do that a lot. It's ok, but sometimes I really think I try too hard or something. I made this layout the other day and man, did it feel good. It was so simple. I think this year I need to focus way more on the simple and not get so wrapped up in all the "stuff", you know?

4. this one falls under the creative category too. But it's real simple. I want to see if I can't get one of my layouts published in a magazine. I think that would be just so cool. If that ever happened, I think I'd know I really found my style.

So there it know, I don't think any of these things are going to be real difficult to accomplish except maybe the weight loss. I have no will power! That one is going to be a strugle, but I honestly want to do it, and Hawaii is my motivation.

1 comment:

Jude said...

Love that new little book... I will have to look for one because I LOVE to make lists and index cards are my favorite for writing them. I am a total list nerd...and I do what you are saying, with the writing out little things. (wipe down potty, vaccuum living room, etc.).You are so right... crossing of many little things gives a feeling of accomplishment!
And Kuai...I am so jealous!