New school resolutions

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 :D 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!

Keep creating! 

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. 

Do Maintenance 

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. 

Get Active

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.

Nurture

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!

8 thoughts on “New school resolutions

  1. those are awesome. i’m with you, especially on the more activity and better maintenance parts. i have become really slack on both, and my body totally feels it. (which means my mind and heart feel it, too—weird.) and not being such a slob, which i think is all about self-care and self-esteem. the flylady is helping me in teenytiny baby steps with that.

    so good luck to both of us (and the rest of you)!

  2. Great goals for 2009. Like you I’ve always envied people who have good relationships with their parents. I have worked hard to build this with my own children and so far so good.
    You’ll love yoga, I’m sure. I lot of knitters do. I’ve been doing yogalates (yoga/pilates fusion) for 3yrs now and it’s become a way of life. It also helps you find that place of inner peace when you spend your time dealing with a lot of children who like to squabble with each other!! (I have 3 kids.)

    Happy New Year and happy knitting.

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