Happy New Year's, everyone!
For those of you reading in various feeds, I did post yesterday. I soon pulled the post, I just didn't like how it came together. Most of the info in that post will reappear later this week. (If I get my act together.)
Do you make resolutions?
I don't, even though I think it is a great idea. I like to set broad goals which I actually have some chance of hitting.
I have no ambitious goals this year. Just to survive, maybe. :)
I think that my everyday goals will find me. Many of them are the same as they've been for many years: Keep on, keepin' on. Laundry. Staying on top of the kid's schooling. Healthy meals. Exercising to stay healthy in order to have more energy and to be a better wife and mom. More efficient home management. Teach a teen to drive. (There's that 'survive' thing, again!) Grow a healthy family, in so many different ways.
Philosophically, I hope to love better - to communicate that love more effectively, to know and love my children as individuals, to reassure them at the deepest levels that they are loved and wanted and always will be. I want my friends to know that they are loved. I hope to understand faith more, to study and to learn; but at the same time to retain a simple trust in a God who cares and who willingly involves Himself in our lives.
Read. Think. Learn. Love. Create. Live. These simple words sum up my goals. They are how I want to spend my time. Most days, I wish that I had twice or thrice the time I've been allotted. There's SO MUCH living to do, so much LIFE to cram into such a small space. Oh, yes. I mustn't forget sleep. Sleep is very important. :)
Anyone want to share your goals for this year? Please feel free - I'd love to hear!