Daily Archives: December 31, 2008

Reflections

picture-033_cropOn January 1 of this {still current} year, I made a list of goals (not resolutions) for 2008. I just looked back over them and, well, ::sigh:: I’m rather disappointed in myself. They weren’t even lofty ideals, just a few things that would improve my overall well being. But in an effort to be positive, I’ll see if I can salvage anything from them.

I was going to get in a more consistent habit of going to the gym. I actually did pretty good on that one up until October, I think. And then one day, I didn’t go. And then the next day, I didn’t go. And before I knew it, the rest of the year had passed and I had not gone back.

I was going to learn a new skill. I kinda, sorta in a round about way did this. Becoming the Editor for Wedded Bliss on Blissfully Domestic has taught me a few things and stretched my writing skills. I’m very grateful to have that position and I am excited about what 2009 will bring in regards to that venture.

I was going to be a better parent. Yell less and stuff. Um…my number one read for 2009 is going to be a book called “Scream Free Parenting“, that might gave you a clue as to how that “goal” turned out! But again, all was not lost. I attended a parenting class at church this fall taught by a women that I very much admire and I can say that I’ve put into practice some of the strategies and suggestions that she gave the class.

I was going to get outside more. This one I really didn’t do so well with. I keep trying to force myself to be the outdoorsy type. The thing is, I do like being outside but only under certain conditions! I’m not very “hearty”. I don’t want to be too cold or too hot or too buggy or too muggy. And usually, I just want to sit and enjoy the outdoors. I like to read outside, I like going to outdoor venues to listen to music, even watch the occasional sporting event. Just don’t make me move around too much! Meh. I’m an outdoor curmudgeon!

I left one goal unstated because it was rather personal and private. The goal is one that I actually have for myself each year and someday I really do hope to achieve it. I want to read the entire Bible. I confess, I didn’t even make it through January last year. I will be trying again this year!

Not sure if I’ll lay this all out again for 2009. It’s a bit humbling to come back and look at the good, the bad and the ugly. What about you? Did you meet your resolutions goals? Any new ones for the 2009?

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