Wednesday, December 31, 2008

waiting... no more

It seems like I'm always waiting for something... something to happen that says, "Okay, NOW life can start". I'm tired of waiting. I want 2009 to be a year that I DO rather than sit by and wait for something to happen.

So that probably means I need to do something to ensure that happens.

In 2009, I'd like to:

- figure out what my real purpose is. I know I can do more than I'm currently doing. I know I can affect more people's lives. I know I can be used to serve God in a better, more effective way.

- be more organized. This is always something I *want*, but not something I do much about (beyond the rush of last-minute cleaning before guests arrive - which reminds me...). I'd love to have a place for everything and have everything in its place. That means I'm going to have to do some SERIOUS work.

- start scrapbooking. I have always wanted to scrapbook. You wouldn't believe the arsenal of supplies I have that have barely been touched. What a waste if I do nothing with it. I think the first step will be convincing myself that it doesn't have to be perfect, but to just dig in and see what happens.

- start cooking more. I probably could have left that last word off and been more accurate. I have grand ideas of having weekly menus and creating healthy meals for my family. Instead, I sit back and ask the hubs, "What's for dinner?". I'm lucky that he likes to cook, but seriously, I need to get on the ball and contribute!

- And of course, the goal that seems to always be around at the start of every new year... lose weight. Rather than just hope for it and try a little bit, I know I need to do a lot to make this happen. One step would be to actually strive for the previous goal (cooking). And of course, there's always exercise. Yeah, I hate exercising - well, that's not entirely true - I do like some forms of exercise. I just don't make the time for it.

That seems to be the problem for most of my wants - I don't make the time. I waste time instead. Perhaps that should be my main goal for 2009. MAKE TIME. Oh, and stop being lazy.


PrincessJenn said...

OMG. This could totally be my list. Story of my life. There are never enough hours in the day to get done what I need to do. It's so hard to make time for yourself when you're a mom.

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