Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Year of ME

After eight years of marriage - including 6 years of working full time outside the home, 2 years of having babies, and one year of raising two babies, I have decided: This year is mine. I have decided to be selfish this year. It's time for me to put my needs more in the forefront. What this looks like:

Getting haircuts more than 2 or 3 x per year
3 - 5 hours per week of ME time (gym, coffee with friends - NO KIDS!!)
Whiten my teeth / get dentistry done
Join a gym and stick to an eating plan
A massage / manicure once in awhile
Organize my household duties so I can stop feeling so overwhelmed!
More time with Ryan without the kids (aiming for 2 date nights per month)
Set aside more time for journaling, personal / spiritual growth.

Listen, I am not one for new years' resolutions. I never have been. But as I see myself today, I know that in order to be a better wife and mother, I need to be a little selfish. I tend to put my own needs aside a lot and I definitely know that I could be taking better care of my spiritual / physical health. I don't usually post these things publicly, but I know that if I do, I will be more aware of my goals as I reread posts along the way. I hate making goals publicly. But I really cannot keep going the way I have been...I'm drained! I'm excited for this year and the changes it will bring (and has already brought) in my family's lives. I am so blessed beyond measure!!

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