I refuse to start any resolutions on Jan. 1st. I’m a rebel like that and Jan. 1st is also a big day of eating around here. There’s all the leftover sweets, ham, black eyed peas and fried cabbage. (Grandma, we missed your tomato relish ALOT!) Let’s face it, usually my resolutions involve things like getting organized, not wasting money and losing weight. It’s not really that much different this year.

This has been a big, big year. It’s hard to imagine how 2012 will be any bigger after bringing Jack home. Then I realize, we’re moving. This will be another big year. I guess we just do things big. So it’s time to pull up my big girl panties and get started. There is a long list of changes that I want to make.

Let’s start with the simple… take my vitamins daily. I take so many if Scully and Mulder ever find me in a public restroom, they’ll probably bring me and my glow in the dark super expensive pee into the lab. It does however kill two birds with one stone. I have to drink three glasses of water just to get all of them down…and I’ve just hit another change…drink more water.

Also in the health department, I have lost my mind. I’m considering another half before our big move. I was thinking Jackson but since my partner in crime thinks she’s done with the whole 13.1 thing, I’ll settle for Murray or Paducah because of the ready made babysitter and Ray could run too. I don’t want to do another half unless I can train for it properly. I did not train for the last two properly and it was a problem. Training properly will include eating properly and will also possibly help me drop some more weight before I’m surrounded my bikini’s on a daily basis.

In the spiritual health department… last year I grabbed a reading plan and failed miserably at reading through the Bible in a year. While I failed miserably… Grandma finished it up before the year ended. Did I mention that I am proud to have a wonderful, loving, inspiring mother? I’m determined to do it this year, even with a move stuck straight up in the middle. This is the plan. I like it because each month has only 25 readings. It gives me the wiggle room I need for things like horrible awful ugly jet lag.

Last is my big reveal resolution, the one I need to be held accountable for… who am I kidding, I need to be held accountable for all of it. This is the big one though. I saw this post on my friend Sharon’s Facebook account. It says, “Imagine who you want your kids to become. Be that.” That is what I want to focus on this year. So I’ve been compiling a list of traits that I want my kiddos to have. I want them to be

  • Strong
  • Courageous
  • Not crybabies…something hormones are turning me into on a regular basis for no apparent reason and it’s making me crazier than I already am
  • Merciful
  • Educated
  • Humble
  • Virtuous
  • Honest and Sincere
  • Caring
  • Diligent
  • Organized
  • Prepared
  • Gracious
  • Aware of their surroundings
  • Compassionate
  • Most of all, I want them to truly love God and others
I’m sure that I’ll add lots to the list. It’s a tall order. I probably struggle with each and every one of those traits on a daily basis. I’ve been reading so many blogs who pick one word for the year. Look at those. Any one of those things would have been a fabulous word for the year. I may have bitten off more than I can chew. It all boils down to trying to be who I want my kids to become.
I would love to hear your resolutions.
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