Oh hey there!!
It has been rough getting back into some sort and form of a schedul, between Eli deciding to suddenly become very adamantly against sleep and me decidet o get a cold that lingers on and on and on, slow going. However, Eli went to bed like a champ and I do not feel completely miserable, so I’m going to tell you all about 2016, or what I hope it to be.
Aside from the above reasons for being slow going with this post, deciding on these goals has been a real challenge. This year has been a really discerning, big deal year for me in which I was discovering who I am as a mother, a wife, an adult in general. Motherhood has had a way of making me feel like I am accomplishing nothing. Everyday, I prepare 3 meals, clean up the same messes (and do it again 4 other times), do the same thing day in and day out, sometimes I am patient, sometimes I am not, but this year, I don’t want to lose sight of the fact that I am doing big, completely immeasurable work. Making my goals for this year is really just about not losing the momentum on this past year.Things that worked:
Word of the year: Growth! Took me a long time to land on that one, but this is the year for growth for sure! Growing our family, growing our futures, growing our lives.
Sustainable/Ethical Purchasing: Big backyard garden and very conscious clothing choices. This year we will have a large garden, hopefully with an overflowing bounty. As I have gotten into purchasing groceries that have a production line I am prouder to support, this is starting to overflow into other purchases, mainly clothing and Eli’s toys.
House a home: Continuing to not have any unusable spaces in our home, finishing the decorating. Completing our backyard transformation, nw that we have had a useable backyard space, we know what needs to change.
Adventuring: I would like to be outside more and more and more, camping, day trips, vacations, let’s have an adventure or 12 this year!
Read/School/cook: I find myself talking about Eli ALL THE TIME. Listen, I love the crap out of that kid, but I do not want to end up having everything that I talk about, everything that I know be about my kids. So, its time to continue to expand my mind, my life, reading a book a month; would love to say a week, but let’s be realistic. I’m also wanting to take some online classes, not in anything major, just hobby stuff :). Would like to continue making and baking new things in the kitchen. Keep the excitement going.
Budget: Still a goal, probably will be every year. This is a major one this year because we have some major goals for this year- buying a minivan(!) and moving me to seasonal employment after this summer (!).
My Career: It’s time guys, time to get published, time to grow this space, time to phase out the restaurant work.
Preschool: Eli is rapidly approaching 2 years old and I’m starting to get questions about preschool?! I hadn’t even been thinking about it, but now I am and I need to start implementing a bit more of a little homeschool preschool deal at home. In other words, this will be the year of educational gifts 😉
Specifically January 2016:
Garden Plan: It is time to plan out the where, what, when and how of planting this big giant garden I have in mind. Lots of research commmencing today!
Master Bedroom: Seriously, I really need to finish this up. It is seriously an afternoon and hundred dollar investment to finish this room off, but I keep dragging my feet.
Routine: Regular chores, regular excercise, regular eating. Time to slough off the holiday heydey.
Garage: finish the garage, back room transition.
New: one book this month, one new meal/dessert a week.
Blog: submitting some work for other blogs, 3 posts a week.
A couple weeks late, but lets get started 2016!!