I have never been someone who even thought about making resolutions. I live my life and do my best, but I have decided that I need to be more intentional. I need to be an intentional parent, wife, sister, daughter, that just getting by is not good enough. So, in that vein I have set these goals for myself this year.
Homeschooling: Be more deliberate in setting schedules and sticking to them. Turning off electronic devices and other distractions in our home. Homeschooling is all about flexibility, but I believe we have been a little too flexible.
Marriage: Be more emotionally available to my husband, I tend to get frustrated about silly things and take it out on CJ or I just shut him down the minute he walks in the door. He's not to blame for my day or the difficulties I've had, so I really have no right or reason to take it out on him. I should be looking to him to support me and back me up.
Spiritually: I plan on participating in the 90 day Bible challenge to focus my personal time. I also hope to be much more deliberate in my prayer time. I have been convicted that I need to bathe my life in prayer, lay all of my troubles at the foot of the cross.
Physically: I have slowly put on about 25 lbs over the last few months. I had managed to lose 40 lbs over the last winter, so I am hoping that I can drop these lbs. back off with a lifestyle change and getting back to exercising everyday, if only for 15-20 minutes. CJ has been told that he needs to drop at least 50 lbs, so he will be joining me in this effort.
Personally: I plan to participate in the 52 Books in 52 Weeks .
I don't really need encouragement to read, but I'm hoping to use this challenge to force myself to read books I wouldn't necessarily read. I tend to read what my husband refers to as filth, flarn and filth; I intend to be more open to reading non-fiction, biographies, historical, really anything besides romance. Not to say that some of my books won't be romance, I just intend for them to be predominantly something else.
Well that's about it, I hope y'all had a great holiday season and have an awesome 2010.