2012–Goals & Thoughts

2011 was a life changing year for me in so many ways!  Full of birth, death, career shifts, new friends etc.  It is amazing to me that just 365 days ago my tummy was a big bump carrying the most precious baby in the world though we didn’t know if it was a boy or girl, his/her name or what an amazingly delightful addition she would be in our lives.  Brandon and I each had one more living grandparent then we do now and we were so blessed to have wonderful Christmas celebrations with each of them.  My life was much more chaotic, stressful and busy.  2011 was a year for change, simplification and exploring the important things in life. 

2012 is going to be a year for organization, decluttering and excitement!  At least, that is what I am hoping it will be full of!  I’ve got a few goals for this year.  They are mostly personal but I figure if I share them with you then you can help hold me accountable!  I’m so excited to see what God brings for 2012!

Goals for 2012

1.  Read the whole Bible – I started this one a week or so ago and I am reading one chapter a day.  I skipped Sunday school as a kid (the boys were mean) and I’ve never read it cover to cover.  I’m excited to see what I learn through this process.

2.  Organize and declutter house, garage, cat shed and chicken coop/barn (we have a lot of out buildings!).  This is a must do!  I am not a hoarder by any means but stuff just builds up.  This past year was such a whirlwind that a lot of stuff just got ignored and dumped wherever.  I’m started to feel overwhelmed by junk and material things that just need to find a new home.  We started the garage today – anything that I don’t love or use has to go.  There is just no use for it.  (Personal pep talk over).

3.  Be comfortable in my own skin!  Oh how I miss that prebaby body!  I know I won’t ever be exactly the same again but I’d really like to be happy about how I look and feel.  I’m not going to lie, I thought I would be able to get there a lot sooner than I have.  Then real life happened and Paisley turned out to be a high and special needs baby and I may have self-medicated with chocolate (lots of chocolate).  The road is now easier - naps exist, Paisley is gaining appropriate weight, she likes the stroller, she entertains herself for short periods of time.  Now there are no excuses…time to eat less and move more.  Prepregnancy weight here I come!!  (Personal pep talk over Smile).  Really want to accomplish this by Paisley’s birth date and it is do-able so no excuses!

So those are my personal resolutions for this year.  I would like to get a lot more accomplished than just these 3 but if I only manage to accomplish these three goals I truly would be thrilled!  What are your goals and resolutions for the year?  Here is to an awesome 2012 – may you be blessed beyond measure!!

And because posts without pictures are seriously boring, here are a few snapshots of my little pretty Paisley.