Saturday, January 1, 2011

Resolutions for 2011

Kit at A Step into My Life is hosting a blog challenge to help welcome in the new year!  Check out her blog for a full list of topics and be sure and link up!

Day 1: New Year Resolutions

I don't really like the word "resolutions".  Instead, I prefer goals, so that is what I am going with.  I have several goals for 2011 (check out the top bar on my blog under 2011 Goals for a complete list), but I will just list some of the most important ones here.

*Lose weight and become healthier.  This one is my most important.  I have been carrying a lot of extra weight since I had my son (over 2 year ago...) and it's time to do something about it. 

*Study the Bible more.  I really want to make sure that I study the Bible everyday.  Plus, I want to schedule more frequent family studies.

*Complete teacher certification and find a full-time teaching position.  Anyone who is a frequent reader of my blog knows that I am about to begin student teaching after 6 1/2 years as a stay at home mommy.  This is the last step until I am fully certified to teach elementary school in the state of Texas.  I hadn't planned on working outside of the home until both of my children were in school, but I finished a lot sooner than I thought and have to do the student teaching now.  (I'll hold off on finding a full-time job if it is just too traumatic for my children)  It is both exciting and scary all at the same time.  It will be, without a doubt, a huge change for my entire family.  Please keep us in your prayers while we transition through this new chapter in our lives.

*Find and keep balance in life.  Since I will have a lot more on my plate this year, I want to ensure that I make time for what is really important to me in life: God and my family.  We are a busy family with a lot of obligations, so I want to scale down where we can so we can spend time together. 

These are the things that I am working on this year.  Hope you meet all of your goals for 2011 too!


Anonymous said...

I'm a new-ish teacher and had a great time with student teaching. Its a ton of work, but so worth it!! Can't wait to come back and read more about your teaching experiences.

Thanks for linking up :)

Happy New Year!!

Kit said...

Thanks for participating :)
Good luck with your teaching this year. I know that you will be such an awesome teacher. My husband is a teacher and I really admire the patience that it takes to be a teacher.

Have a great New Year!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Best of luck you can accomplish all of them!

Caroline said...

Great list. Best wishes in the new year,

Jessie said...

Great list! I especially like your last point of finding and keeping balance in life. That is something I for sure need to work on! Good luck!

star said...

Great list, good luck completing these!