Monday, January 18, 2010

A new beginning 2010

I haven't been on here in a very long time. There are many things I want to change and work on this year with this being one of them. Even if no one but me reads this, I need to get some things "put down on paper, albeit virtual". I want to go back and revisit the last 39 years as this year I will turn 40. This is a good time to do it. I need to keep myself accountable dag-nab-it!! This is the year for me to work on "myself"...I don't think it's selfish as some might think; in fact, I think it's one of the best things I could do for my family. I want to become healthier in many areas: Physically--I have a goal of 125 lbs in mind. This isn't set in stone but I know it's a healthy weight for me and I feel better at that weight. Exercising is going to be key. I need to be stronger and be able to keep up with the kids and taking care of my home. I think it will help with singing as well. A big goal for me is to run in a marathon by my birthday in August. What I put in my mouth and when I put it in is also a big part of this. I'm seeing MANY friends and loved ones going thru serious medical issues and I don't want to put my family thru that if at all possible. This is the best thing I can do for me ...and them. Spiritually--I want to develop a stronger devotion/fasting/prayer time. I want to go deeper in these areas with the Lord. I'm also feeling a stiring of excitement with some things I feel the Lord is going to be doing for me, Bryan and our family. I am looking forward to what this year holds!!! Socially-- I want to develop some closer circles of friends that I can be there for and that can be there for me. To get to know people who I wouldn't think I would have too many things in common with. This last year I have been surprised to become friends with a few people who I didn't necessarily like when I first met them or thought they were somewhat "different"...I was wrong about them and glad to be so!! I also want to show people I'm deeper than the "goof off" most only see. Parenting--- To work on bettering my relationships with my kids, having more "fun" time with them. To help Stephen figure out himself and explore the idea of him having Attachment Disorder; what that looks like for us as parents and how to help him work thru it. Mentally--I want to learn as much as I can about farming, gardening, canning, sewing and taking care of farm animals. I think this is going to become a bigger part of our lives and I would like to begin learning what I can and discovering more things. I think this also plays into my teaching time with the boys and their schooling. I do know I've learned more homeschooling than I did all my 12 years in school. I want to keep learning more.