Today's blog challenge topic: New Year's Resolutions. I love this topic! I'm a planner and a goal-setter, so of course I always make resolutions. They are goals for me to work on throughout the year to better myself and my family.
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2011 is going to be a year of change for my family. After 6 years of being a stay-at-home mommy, I am going to start a new career as an elementary teacher. I know that it will be a year of transitions and joys for us. Even though I feel a little anxious and apprehensive about my new role, I know that the Lord is in control and will not give us more than we can handle! Here are my resolutions for 2011:
1. Spend more time in the Bible. I do read my Bible a lot, but I really want to strive to be a daily Bible reader. I want our family to spend more time studying God’s word together.
2. Lose the “baby” weight. My youngest child is 2 ½…the gig is up! I lost it all after my daughter was born so I know that I can do it again.
3. Simplify my life! We are truly overscheduled as a family. I feel like we are constantly running to some activity, meeting, other obligation, etc… I just want to eliminate some of it so we can have some more precious family time together. I’ve got to learn how to say “NO”!!
4. Become more organized. I’m a planner by nature and am pretty organized too. I just want to make sure all areas of my life are organized and running as smoothly as possible. (Controlling? Who, me?)
5. Become debt free. My husband and I really want to get everything paid off except the mortgage. We have been debating on moving to or building a larger house. We are big believers in the Dave Ramsey “snowball” program so that’s our plan!
6. Enjoy life! I feel like I’m giving some areas of my life up to become a working mother. The upside: Teachers have summers off! Plus my husband has lots of vacation days, so we are planning a nice vacation this year. I just want to make sure we keep up our fun family traditions even if I’m not home as much.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”