I apologize for being scarce lately. I’ve been trying to keep my priorities in order, and in all honesty, this is the first time I’ve sat at my computer in weeks. Life has been flying by, and at the end of the day, there is always so much that needs to get done, that I haven’t had much time for anything else.
2016 was a pretty good year on this end. We traveled quite a bit as a family, Junior made modest improvements in speech and language, I wrote my own social studies curriculum, Tater lost her last non-molar baby tooth, and we’re all alive and well to see another year.
I know everyone makes resolutions, and by February we all know those resolutions don’t stick. So this year, I’m making goals to achieve for 2017. The biggest goal this year is to be more present and more intentional with my time. Time has seemed to speed up ridiculously since I hit 30, and I know it’s only going to go quicker. I want to spend every second I can enjoying my family instead of letting the minutes, hours, and months pass by indifferently.
-Spend more time being available to “mommy, will you play with us” and “let’s read”. The dishes can wait, the laundry can wait, but childhood can’t wait.
-Be the wife who is a joy to come home to. Sometimes I get exhausted by the end of the day and instead of being excited that my husband is home, I’m excited he’s there so I get a break. I want to show him daily what a top priority he is to me.
-Get Junior closer to age level in speech. He has gotten better, but is still a year or two behind where he should be. It would make his life a lot easier in a lot of ways if he were able to interact with people as a 4 year old, and not as a 2.5 or 3 year old.
-Get involved in a Bible study or mom’s church group. This one is a long time coming. I need a good network of like minded moms to encourage me in faith and life.
-Have more of a daily routine. Sometimes I don’t get everything done because I need a better schedule. I like freedom, so I don’t like rigid schedules, but it would be nice to have a better routine so I don’t feel like I’m constantly trying to play catch up.
-Make more lunches at home. We eat dinner at home most every night, but gosh I struggle with eating lunch at home. It’s so much easier to grab something while we’re out and about. This year, for health and budget sakes, I want to eat lunch at home.
What are your goals for this year?