(dress: H&M, leggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohls, boots: Old Navy, necklace: Rue 21)
There was a point in time when I would have never admitted to going to bed at 10:15 on New Year’s Eve.
But that time has passed.
The thought crossed my mind to take people up on their invites or to call up some friends for a game night. But then I thought about how I’d still have to be up at 7:00 AM with two small kids and I immediately got tired just from thinking about it and I completely avoided making plans.
And so it goes.
As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t do resolutions, but I do like making some goals. I set goals all the time. Monthly goals, weekly goals, daily goals, and, sometimes, hourly goals. I like a goal just about as much as I like a list. And I LOVE a good list.
So as is customary on this first day of the new year, I’ve made some goals for 2013.
-Spend less time on my phone and more time reading books. I’ve gotten into the habit recently of playing with my phone each night before bed when I used to read until I’d fall asleep. I miss good books before bed.
-Stop saying yes. I need to understand that sometimes it’s just nice that people noticed you’re good at something, acknowledge that, and then graciously turn down their offer. Telling people no isn’t my strong suit and I’ve got relationships that are suffering because of it. Time to refocus.
-Continue to get healthier. Yes, there is a magic number in my head that I think I should be. And I’ll get there eventually, but truly it’s about being active and healthy and a good role model to my beautiful girls.
-Keep writing more notes. I tried focusing on this last year and did it in spurts. This year I’d like to be more consistent because everyone loves a good handwritten note.
-Spend less and save more. This is the hardest thing in the world for me to do. Hands down.
-More quiet time in the Word. I’m good for about two to three days a week, but making it a daily routine is something I’ve not yet done. And I’m thirty one for cryin’ out loud. Get it together, Mary.
-Be in community more. This is a specific blogging goal. I’ve met so many great people through this space and have some big ideas I’d like to try. But normally, I just share them with Carly and then don’t do anything about them. I’d like that to change.
-Figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
Well, that shouldn’t be hard at all.
Bring it, 2013.
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