Friday, December 3, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 11

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.”
                                                                                           Jeremiah 29:11


Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Those sound great. I can relate to many of them too. Good luck with all and congratulations on your new career.

Aly @ Analyze This said...

My Mom has been telling herself to lose the baby fat ... I was her last baby. I am 25 years old!

You'll lose it! It's such a hard thing to do!!!

Enjoying life is sometimes hard to do! I need to remember that too! :)

Have a great day!

Bre said...

Funny how most of these are mine as well! Bible, baby weight, organized, debt, and then enjoy. We don't really overschedule yet, but I'm sure we are about to be there.

Sarah said...

I need to simplify too!

Kendra said...

Enjoy life is a great one. I think its the most important.

Emily said...

This is a great list! I know you can lose the baby weight. Maybe you and I can have a competition to do just that? :) Excited for you and your vacation too!

Kit said...

great list of goals!

Kalina said...

I am praying for you to have a smooth transition to your new career! I am sure you will be a lovely elementary teacher and bring joy to your students :)

Klove said...

Your resolutions/goal are terrific!