The New Year arrived with little fanfare at our home. No big party. The big boys and my husband stayed up late to watch a movie. The little guy and I went to be early. We don’t make a big deal about the New Year at our home. I guess we think of it as just another day.
As I look at 2012 I can say it was a good year. Most of it was spent redecorating our home. Endless hours of repairs, replacements and redo. I can’t believe we have done so much in such a short amount of time. We still have more to do, but the home does seem to be coming along well.
I didn’t make resolutions last year claiming I wasn’t into doing that. But this year I changed my mine. I didn’t get much accomplished last year with regards to my ‘midlife something’. I’m no further along figuring out a new career for myself than last year. So many people have given me so much advice on this topic I don’t know what to think anymore. However, I do know I need to stop taking and make something happen. So this year I have resolutions for 2013.
Before I talk about my resolutions I want to clarify something. I am a full-time mother by choice. I like my job, but I know I have more to offer. I was good as a Preschool Director, but the job was very demanding and I don’t think I can head back to that career without it negatively affecting my family. At least not while the Little Guy is still young. I would like to be in a leadership role, but there are few leadership positions that are part-time. So this is why I struggle.
For the New Year I have three resolutions. They are realistic and will make a huge difference in my life if I can get them accomplished. Ready…here they are.
Three New Resolutions for year 2013
Lose 5 pounds
Losing weight is always the top of everyone list for the New Year. I am no exception. I recently lost five pounds, so I only need to lost five more to feel good. I am sick of the ‘muffin top’ I have when I put on my jeans. Ten years ago I would have wanted to lost 10 pounds. But being hungry all the time isn’t worth it. I like food. I like eating. Nought said.
Write a screenplay or two
For three years I have had a television show idea in my head. I don’t know where it came from, but I have over time I have developed characters, storyline and plots. The show is a comedy about motherhood (what else?). I recently have made a friend in the movie industry who is a Director and we are meeting soon so she can give me a few tips and ideas. I have two other TV show ideas that also need to be developed. Are you surprised to read this goal? I am surprised too. What is most surprising is I don’t even watch TV. My goal is to learn how to write a screenplay and write one.
Write 500 blog posts
This is a goal I set for myself a long time ago. I’ve written 443 blog post already, so I am not far off from this goal. Writing 500 blog posts is like writing a book. If I can accomplish this goal I will mentally be able to say I am a writer.
So there you go. As I type the kids are fighting in the background. I’m trying to cook dinner. I have eight loads of laundry to fold. At a time like this I wonder if I will be able to make it through the night let alone accomplish resolutions.
Thank goodness I have 363 days to get it done. This is my year. Last year was supposed to be my year too, but I am really ready now. I want things to happen.
Bring it on…2013.