by Jen on January 2, 2010

in Fact of the Day

It’s the season of resolutions and although I don’t usually make ones for New Year’s, this year I do have a few goals I’ll be working on.  I’m continuing my New School Year’s Resolution of getting my shit together.  It’s going well — we’re moving on to phase 2 — and I’ll hopefully post an update on that soon.  But I have a few new ones, which I’ll post here in public for all to see, inspired by Amelia Sprout who just did the same. I think posting them will make me more accountable.

  1. Take a picture of my kids and me every week. There are few pictures of my kids and me together, since I’m the family photographer.  I have a tripod and a remote, though, so that’s going to change. Some weeks, this may include videos in lieu of a photo (I want some videos of us reading books together.)  If I accomplish only one thing on my list this year, I want this to be it.
  2. Start running and lifting again.  I still have a few baby pounds to lose, enough that I’m still a size larger than I was pre-baby.  You know, that baby who’s now 19 months old.
  3. Rebuild my wardrobe.  I’m repeatedly surprised that I don’t have to go to work naked, or in my pajamas at least.  I’ve gotten rid of most of my  (again pre-baby) clothes because of their sins of being too small, worn-out, or out-of-fashion.  I need some new clothes to wear.
  4. Ditto shoes.
  5. Post more often.  I’d like to set a minimum, but I’m worried that I’ll get discouraged if I can’t meet it, so I’ll only say more that the twice a month I’ve been averaging.
  6. Be kinder and more attentive to those who are important to me.  My kids, my Hub, and my cats.  (Hey, kitties need lovin’, too.)

Do you have any goals or resolutions for the coming year?  And do you find that you usually keep your resolutions?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenni January 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I’m shitty at making/keeping resolutions, though this year I am trying to simplify our lives and eat less processed food. I’ve decided that I’m going to bake all of our bread, with whole grains and from scratch. Day three and I’m doing okay :)
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2 Jen
January 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Wow. To me, that’s an ambitious resolution. It seems like every year Hub & I resolve to eat better but it’s sooooo easy to eat poorly. I hope you succeed. Good luck!

3 Valerie January 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I really like your #1 so I think I am going to try and do something like that too. I also really want to start some type of exercise this year.
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4 Jen
January 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Maybe I’ll eventually post some of the pictures I take of me and my kids, but that would have to mean either the pictures will have to turn out fabulous or else I’ll have to be really feeling brave.

5 ragtopday January 6, 2010 at 11:32 am

Love this list (also love the new digs, btw, which I just found today). All of these could have been written by me, and should be accomplished by me. Thanks for putting them down so I can try incorporating them!

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