Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year, new goals.

Once again a year has passed and I look back at my past year's resolutions and laugh. Not in a good, "ha ha, those are funny kind" of way. This laugh is more of the "Woah, was I delusional? I did none of those, and even just keeping my basics together was more taxing than I could have predicted."

Ok, I did manage to keep #1 and since I'm off Zoloft now, #7 is moot- or as Joey Tribbiani would say "moo." And if Social Networking counts, my Twitter addiction kind of counts toward #5- ok that's a stretch, and not even the kind of stretch that would help me with #4. Let's just say that 2 out of 10 is not a good success rate. In fact, it is pretty dismal.

And yet, here I go again. I'm going to keep listing the things I'd like to see happen and maybe one of these years I'll get my act together to do something about it. So, as I've promised, here are my new resolutions:

In 2009 I will (hope like hell to get to any of these)

1. Finish the novel I started in November as part of the NaNoWriMo. I walked away from it because I had just taken on more responsibility at work, had to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas and was generally wiped out. Maybe I can pull it together before 2010.

2. Submit my the 2 children's books I've written to children's book publishers. I don't expect that they will be published, but nothing ventured nothing gained.

3. Be more physically active, and try to get rid of my baby fat (um, at some point I'll have to just call it fat since the "baby" is about to turn 3, but this year, I'm still euphemizing it to save my ego)

4. Rediscover my "indoor voice". As my patience is more and more tested by these two incredibly smart and independant children, I have slipped into some bad bad mommy behavior. I yell when I shouldn't and I want to make that stop.

5. Figure out that "work/life balance" thing people keep talking about and find a way to slip a little bit of self care into that formula. I constantly find myself at the bottom of my priority list. I let people at work schedule things over other commitments and I feel guilty if I don't put these demands above my own needs. As an example, I was trying to work out at lunchtime, and meetings kept getting scheduled at times that conflicted with the blocked out time in my calendar. I'd end up going to the meeting and skipping the workout. I make sure the boys and Mr. Dog are taken care of, but don't ask for time to take care of myself. I should do that. I just have to figure out how.

If I even get one of those done in 2009, I'll probably swoon from the shock of it. But there they are.


katherynei said...

That looks like a very reasonable list. I think the me time is one that every mother struggles with, and if they say otherwise they are lying :)

chihuahua5 said...

we're gonna work on your list lady. let's schedule some mani/pedis cocktail sessions in which the focus is all about you...not people under 3 feet tall :)

Unknown said...

Happy New Year! I wish you success in that you are seeking to accomplish this year.

MommaDJane said...

So it looks like we have one in common!

Great list and thx for stopping by to visit my blog!

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