Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year! May your 2015 be a happy, healthy, and productive year!

In 2015, I really feel the need to come up with some personal goals. I thrive on structure, planning, lists, and organization and when my world is completely unorganized, I feel all out of whack. So here is my first “list” for 2015.

In 2015 I resolve to…

  1. Lose Weight: More specifically, I’d like to get down to my pre-baby weight. I don’t know that I will be able to do that in one year, but I’d like to try. Any significant loss will indicate a good start back into healthy habits, so I’d be happy with that. It’s really about getting back into my healthy habits that’s the most important and the number on the scale will follow after.
  2. Exercise Regularly: Any kind of activity—regularly. I want to exercise most days of the week, so at the very minimum that would be 4 days per week—even if it’s just for 10 minutes. As I mentioned before, it’s just about getting back into healthy habits.
  3. Be Present: I want to learn to set down my phone more often and enjoy the people I’m with. I think our generation will deeply regret how we prioritize “connectedness” while we lose connection with those who are present and with us.
  4. A Single Step: towards my goal to become a professional writer. I honestly have no idea what this will be right now. But I will research and come up with a plan, whether it’s sharing my work or even just taking the time to sit down and write about things that I don’t plan to share with anyone at that moment.
  5. Make a New Friend(s): I am terrible at making friends. I am an introvert and always have been. It takes me a while to come out of my shell, but once I have——I’m fairly sociable. lol. But I need mommy friends. I need to be able to talk about my experiences as a mother to people who are experiencing the same things I am.
  6. Budget: Pretty self explanatory.
  7. Purge: It’s time to get rid of “stuff”. I want to go through each and every room in our home and get rid of things we don’t need and don’t use. I will sell items, donate them to Goodwill, or find someone else who could use them.
  8. Blog More: About anything and everything. And to help me with that, I’m going to reveal my new healthy eating plan instead of waiting until I lose 10 lbs. I’ve been following it long enough to know that it works, that it’s not a fad, and I’d like to share it with you.
  9. Read More: Wouldn’t it be great if I could read even just one book per month? I think if I set my phone down more often that I could accomplish this. Currently, I’m trying to read a book about infant nutrition. I’ll work on finishing that by the end of January. If anyone has any suggestions on books to read—hit up the comments!
  10. A Better Me: I feel like each and every goal I have mentioned so far will make me a better person. But I want to practice focusing on the positive both with myself and with others. I want to be thankful and reap the benefits of having a thankful heart. I want to find a greater joy and let it exude from me. I want to be a better wife, a happier wife, the type of wife that is an ornament to her husband. I want to be a patient mother and my child’s best friend. I want to listen better. I would say talk less, but I often don’t talk enough (hence the having no friends thing)—I want to start conversations. I want to smile more. I want to do good when no one is watching. I want to “be the change [I] want to see in the world”.

While I am considering these New Year Resolutions, they’re things that I want to continue well beyond December 31st. The beginning of a new year brings hope. It’s a time when you can wipe your slate clean and try again. Here’s to 2015!


  1. I love this list :) I think a great place to meet other Moms would be at your local library. You could also pick up new books there :) As a children's librarian, I see long lasting friendships develop with the families that participate in our programs :) I hope you have a wonderful year!

  2. Great resolutions! Minus the writer we seem to be on a similar page!

  3. Good goals! Love that they will be things that will Benefit you way beyond 2015.



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