Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quarter Year Resolutions

One of my co-workers brought up their New Year's Resolutions the other day at work, it got me thinking that this is the first year in a long time that I hadn't made any resolutions for myself. I started to think about why. You see I love having resolutions, which I view more like goals. It seems to keep me on the path that I want to be.

I started to try to figure out why I hadn't set goals for myself. I think it is the fact that I was in in a really hard place for several reasons. I had a death in my family around Thanksgiving that was really hard, and I was in a really dark place then with my infertility issues. I know that while I am not completely out of that tunnel and it is something I deal with one day at a time. I have come to the conclusion that I have to start living my life again. I feel like I stopped for a while or I put life on hold. I realize now that wasn't helping anything.

Instead of making New Year's Resolutions I am making quarter years resolutions.

1. Get back into church - We used to have a home church that we loved. The pastor left a couple of years ago and the church slowly fell apart and eventually was sold. It was really sad for us and we have been going to church with my parents on and off since. I will admit we have slacked, I could give you a list of excuses but that is just what they are. I talked to hubby last night about it, he agrees.

2. Start a running program - This is for several reasons. First is I had lost quite a bit of weight the first half of last year and the last half of the year was very stressful and I gained most of it back. I want to lose it again and be healthier. Second, it makes me feel like I can do anything. Brady and I were talking the other day, that we are going to sign up to do the Race for the Cure in October as it is for a cause that is close to our hearts. Third, I have read so many recounts of the Disney World Half Marathon and I want to run it. I want to prove to myself that I can do it.

3. Be more organized - I can't stand clutter! It is somehow taking over my life! I am determined this year to clear out some of it. If you have any tips please share.

4. Go to Disney World - For several reasons last year we cancelled our trip, and by the time the "should have been trip" rolled around we needed it, but had cancelled it. It is truly Hubby and my happy place. It is the place that we can reconnect to each other and let go of real life for a while and just be. We both need that this year. We have a trip scheduled for early November, I am praying that nothing comes up. Although if God chooses to bless us with a little baby then I will be happy to post pone it until next year ;-)

Well that's about all for now. I would love to know your goals for this year.

1 comment:

  1. First off, you have set some GREAT goals for yourself and I especially love #2 and #4! lol With training, you could definitely run the Disney Half, especially if you are a Disney's SO much fun and you get to see a lot of behind the scenes things! Hope you enjoy your November trip! I have to say that I'm jealous! I probably won't return to Disney World until February of next year when I run the Princess half with a friend!