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January 03, 2011

2011 Resolutions

Happy New Year Everybody! I can't believe its 2011... I'm sure we've all had a great holiday and now are back to the grind of things. With visits and fun for 2010 ending and the new year upon us, it's time for the daunting task of creating new goals and resolutions for the new year.  Have you done yours?

This year I have more time to focus back to me, my role as a woman, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a god-mother... but this year, my role expands also to include wife, daughter-in-law, and sister-in-law. To be honest, not much has changed aside from the official titles being added to my resume but a lot has changed too.

Towards the end of 2010, I have tried to take on some new domestic duties not because I was expected to (b/c nobody expected it) but because I wanted to. Learning to make some of Husband's Favorite foods, snacks and treats and also making sure he doesn't walk out the door looking like a mess. Realizing that now I am not just I but a "We" and that we reflect on our individual selves as well as our couple selves... I have and continue to try to make this a priority.

So now that 2011 is officially here, I do have continuing resolutions as well as new ones...

Continuing Resolutions:
  • Exercise - focusing more on things i don't like to do and trying to make them enjoyable
  • Get Healthy - eating right and trying to create healthy habits
  • Be Positive - trying to re-focus on the positive and being a happy person
  • Patience - realizing that my way is not the only way and having patience with those who do things differently.
New Resolutions:
  • Get back to me. Time to remind myself of all the life's lessons i've learned and apply them to my new roles.
  • Set priorities. I need to re-set my priorities and create new approaches to effectively carrying them out
  • Set Boundaries. Learn when to say "no" or be honest when I know I need help or have hit a wall. Some things just don't need further pursuing and realizing that is not failure since not all things are left in my hands. i can only do what I can do... I must not try to do everybody's job for them.
  • Get more opinionated. It's ok to disagree. I need to learn to not try to sugar coat words and just say things for what they are. Learn that honesty could hurt but not always be a bad thing.
  • Speak my mind but carefully choose my words.
  • Try to practice what I "preach"
Things I want to Learn or do in 2011:
  • How to Sew.
  • How to knit.
  • Learn to be craftier or more creative.
  • Improve my baking and culinary skills
  • Learn how to throw things away. No more pack rat.
  • Learn time management.
Wow... those are quite a lot of goals and resolutions... good thing 2011 is just starting, so i probably should get to it.

What goals have you set? Does anything help you define what resolutions have become a priority in your life that are the same or different than in year's past?

1 comment:

  1. Great resolutions, Amy! I hope to work on/keep working on some of these this year myself. While I usually never make specific resolutions, I do try to focus on being happy and working toward my goals. Leaving Capitol Hill has really shown me that it's important to focus on what's right for me.


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