Not too shabby on last years resolutions (can someone think of a cooler word, please)! The one I’m most proud of, working on being confident. It’s certainly one of my greatest challenges, well positivity is, I should say.
So, just like last year, and the year before that, we’ll kick it off with:
Confident and Thankful!
I feel a little better about myself with every passing year, 2008 was no exception. I have a good husband, good kids, good friends (real and internet), a roof over my head and food in my belly In addition to that, I have a ton of extras. My recent electronic advancements, more yarn than I could knit over the next couple years and the occasional date night to remind me of why I fell in love. My life’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn good!
I love it! I love the feeling of accomplishment that it gives me. I love the feedback from bloggers, my family and sometimes random strangers :D. I hope to continue improving my design skills. I hope to have more opportunities to make new friends through knitting and blogging. I hope to create more with my children. They’re growing so fast and learning new things everyday. They inspire me to see the beauty in a leaf or the silliness in spaghetti. I hope to finally make writing a larger part of my creative process. I have a new, and exciting, opportunity to improve my writing skills. I look forward to the new connections that it will create as well.
My recent dental problems, and another health wake up call that I didn’t blog about, have resulted in a slew of doctor’s appointments. Our bodies are a gift, we only get 1, the least we could do is care for it properly. I don’t have the worst diet, but it could be better. I’m not in the worse shape, but I could be better. I have let a lack of time push basic check-ups to the back of my mind. I resolve to become current with them all and to make sure that my husband and children are as well.
I dabbled in yoga in ’08 and I really enjoyed it. I let a change of schedule and the back to school crunch throw me off. I resolve to take advantage of our Y membership. I want to model healthy behavior so that my children see it as a way of life rather than a resolution to tack on to the list at the beginning of the year. I want them to know and see all that this city has to offer. Now that the twins are more mobile, I resolve to take them all out more, even if it’s just to the farmers market or the bookstore. We have a ton of free activities in NYC. Again, I want museum visits and art and dance shows to be a way of life for them, not a random special treat.
Make and Meet Deadlines and Schedules
I meant what I said recenly. I am the boss of me and I will drift as I, or rather my subconscious, see fit. But, some things need to be mapped out. Some things must be done daily to be great. Writing 15 minutes a day would benefit me so much and it would only take checking my email less to accomplish. Designing a cardigan, but releasing it in July would hardly yield the best results. Schedules and deadlines, within reason, will benefit me greatly.
I am so envious of people who can call their parents their best friends. I want so badly to have this type of relationship with my children when they grow up. They are such good people, I would feel like the most accomplished person in the world if they stay that way. I resolve to do what I can to be the kind of mother they deserve. I am also envious of people who have seen long lasting, healthy and loving relationships. I want so badly to grow old with my husband and to still love him as much as I do now. I resolve to do what I can to nurture what we have.
I called these my new school resolutions because they are really more about changing or maintaining a way of life. These are things that I hope to carry on through 2009 and beyond. I would be so grateful for the chance!