It’s my birthday next week…

It’s my birthday next week and I always start my New Year’s resolutions after I celebrate. Every year I have 9 days to reflect on the prior year and think about what I want to accomplish moving forward into the new year.

As I sit and reflect on 2012, I keep reminding myself of the saying “If you don’t having something good to say, don’t say anything at all”. With that in mind, I’ll remain almost silent on 2012. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas! I would like to express my love and gratitude to the people that stood by me and helped me through the most disappointing and dark year of 2012. I will forever be indebted for the support and love you gave me.

So, birthday is next week (still) and I’m no where close to half way on my 40×40 list. I don’t think I even looked at the list for a span of 7 months last year. What’s a girl to do?…I guess I should get my butt moving!

As far as resolutions go, I decided to have monthly goals instead of a couple of resolutions. I feel like I’ll accomplish more and form better long term habits.

January goals:
Stop wasting food–I’ve been around some hardworking people that have had hours cut and/or been laid off that are struggling to feed their families. Many were relying on food banks for a turkey or ham for their holiday dinner. It made me very thankful and also made me realize how much food gets wasted when you’re not worrying about where your next meal is coming from.

Return to healthy and clean eating habits–I cut out almost all processed foods and was making a majority of our meals from scratch. I used the excuse of the holidays to slip away from the good habits I’d formed. We ate out more in 6 weeks then we did the previous 6 months! That’s just craziness.

Eat at the Kitchen table! No phones, IPads , TVs! Interact without technology and enjoy a meal together.

Seek a solution for certain situations, instead of just complaining. I’m not one for confrontation or addressing situations that might upset another but some situations can’t continue and need to be discussed, no matter how uncomfortable, and resolved. First situation=Living room clean up!

Have a yard sale! I have to realize it’s ok not to keep every trinkety item I’ve ever been given. Past hobbies are the past and the tools/supplies need to be purged. I’m going to try the “haven’t touched or used it in a year then get rid of it” approach…guess we’ll see how that goes.

I think that’ll be a huge handful for January but I’m excited for the results of the changes that will be happening. I’ll need to re-visit my 40×40 list…again! Think I’ll save that for February!

Happy New Years and cheers for a wonderful 2013!

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