Showing posts with label resolutions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label resolutions. Show all posts

Monday, December 31, 2012

one word.

I've learned a lot of things about myself this year. Finally at almost *gasp* 27 I have finally figured out what is truly important to me, what I like and who I am. And I have settled into my real self.

1. I'm a mother. A mother who wants to stay home. Who will do whatever it takes to be home with my babies. To raise them. To be the one to greet them off the bus for as many years as I can.

2. Photography and crafting are my passions. The photography one I've known but crafting? Making things myself? Oh, it gives me great joy.

3. I am a lover of all things vintage. ALL THINGS.

4. I may not be a morning person but there is something about being the first one up in the morning that I love. The lights off. The sun shining through the curtains. The stillness.

5. I still need my mom.

6. There is nothing and I do mean nothing that can't wait 5 minutes while you stop to play with your children.

7. My husband has been saying it for years. I've learned life is short. Too short. I will no longer go to bed mad. I will never let someone leave without saying I'm sorry or I love you.

8. I've learned the most precious gift I can give my girls is my time. Time to play with them. Time to read to them. Time to listen to them. This precious time that I have with them while they still want me around goes by too quickly and I can never get it back.

9. I need my friends.

10. I've learned to apologize. (Yes it took 26 and a half years)

11. Family is the most important thing. Family is everything.

12. I still believe Christmas is magical. And that birthdays are to be celebrated, no matter how old you are.

I have never felt more content than I do right now. I know who I am and my strengths and weaknesses. I know what I want to change and what I want to stay the same. I'm not afraid to shout it from the rooftops. I am happy. I am content. But I would like to be a little more happy. A little more content and I plan on being just that in 2013.

I've never been one for resolutions, well not in the last few years anyway. I'd always make them but never keep them. I would feel disappointed in myself so I stopped. This year I am doing something different. Something I've seen other people do. Choosing a word for the next year. I could never think of just one word but this year I have one.

Gratitude; the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.

As I walked in target with my mom I found myself saying, "I want" a lot. A lot more than I'd like to admit. I stopped myself. I really don't need these things. I have more than enough. So in 2013 I want to be thankful. I want to feel grateful all the time. And I think if I can do that then, and only then, will I be 100% content and happy.

Happy New Year! I hope this year for you is filled with joy. And if you could choose just one word for 2013 what would it be?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Resolution & Friends & Mommy of Two!

Orginally I wasn't going to make a new years resolution. I never keep them...but something happened yesterday that made think. There is one thing I need to change, and not just because it's a new year but because it'll make me happier. My "new years resolution" is:


Now I know that doesn't sound right so let me explain. Yesterday I called a friend when I needed that friend most. No answer. No text. Nothing. But yet, this person can make an appearance on facebook. I'm the type of person who is always there, you call I'm there...and I even have two kids to care for. So, this is where my new years resolution comes in. Not to care so much. Not to drop everything for a phone call. For a text. Not to always be there. Because yesterday I realized noone will be there for me, noone will catch me if I fall, noone will be there to pick up the pieces. Noone that is..but me.

Change of subject.

Another thing I would like to change is spending more time with both my girls. How can I need to change that if I'm with them everyday? Here's how. The past (almost) 9 months has been a huge adjustment for me, and also Kayla. Adding Kyleigh to our lives was a huge wonderful change. I had to adjust to being a mother of two (which included 2 times of locking us out of the house and once out of the 90 degree weather!) and Kayla had to adjust to not being the only one. To sometimes me needing to meet Kyleigh's needs first. I spent many days spending time with just one of them then swapping and spending time with the other, but not both together. I'm not sure if it's because I finally figured out how to balance my time with both of them or if it's because Kayla finally understands that sometimes I need to do something for Kyleigh first. Or if it's because Kyleigh is older...or maybe a little of all three but spending time with both of them together has became a lot easier. Lately I find myself on floor with both my girls...laughing and playing, with BOTH of them. I plan to make sure that each of them have plenty of memories of the three of us together, laughing, playing dress-up and talking about everything and anything from here on out!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's a new year! Resolutions are ususally made, but not by this girl. I make one every year and keep it forget about it. So this year, no resolutions. Except the same one that I keep everyday: Be the best momma I can be to those two gorgeous girls who call me mommy.

Even though I'm not making resolutions, I will be doing a 365 project here on my blog. I won't be updating everyday but will be uploading once a week with my pictures from that week.

Our girls on New Year's Eve

 A happy and prosperous New Year to you and yours. Carpe diem!

(I couldn't resist. It's just too cute of a picture!)


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