Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I resolve

This year I resolve to:

1. Give myself a break. In a lot of areas. 

Do I want to cook a healthy meal every single night for my family?  Yes.  Do I want my house to always be clean for company?  Yes.  Do I want to wear a size 2 petite like I did pre-children?  Why yes, I would!  Would like be everything to everyone?  Actually, yes...  I kind of strive to do that all times...  It's not really healthy, as I am learning... So anyway, I am trying to give myself a break.  For my emotional sanity.  I've actually been working on this for quite some time now, and apparently the desire to be perfect is strong because it is taking me a while to figure out how to be okay with just "good enough". 

2. Try to make (better) friends with some of my acquaintances from Plain.

I am really bad at this.  It's partly because I have lived here my whole life...  and I have family here.  and I have friends here.  and I have family friends here...  so why try?  I mean I am busy enough already, and per resolution #1 I am supposed to be paring down my activities, right?  Well I could use that excuse.  But I just think there are a lot of amazing women here in the valley that I would like to get to know a bit better.  Most of them are stay at home mamas, so we don't have many chances to connect outside of Sunday mornings at Church.  So I already signed up for a "home group" type thing through Church, and am hoping to get tucked into in a nice group with a few ladies to get to know.  And though the group will only meet once a month, I am going for quality over quantity :)

3. Sew something from a pattern.

I have no patience when I sew.  I LOVE internet tutorials because they just show photos, no patterns required, and you just start cutting with not much planning involved.  However this doesn't always turn out well...  I've created some pretty wonky children's clothing... good learning experience right? Plus, using a pattern will teach me some good basic sewing concepts, which I need to learn.  I am going to do it. 

Well, I think that's enough for 2012. 

Notice I didn't say diet in that list.  I don't have that kind of energy in me just yet :)
I'll report back in approximately 361 days on how it went!
Hoping for good results.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE resolution #1. Just so you know. Here's to a well balanced year! - Charlotte

Joanna said...

Sounds like good resolutions! Love you!