Blog, blog, oh how I’ve missed thee.
Years seem to come and go so quickly. And abruptly. This happens “all of the sudden,” instead of it just being a gradual progression of passing. I think, “oh, I have time to do this or that,” and then BAM, it’s a year later. How does this happen?
I am changing my ways. I will accomplish the things that are important to me. I will not let my life slip away, ignoring my demands.
This blog is important to me. Not because I think blogging is cool, but because I love my family, and I want to have a history of our lives on paper. Or computer screen- either or. I want to look back and remember. I want to laugh about our past, and be hopeful about our future. Our legacy does that for us. I have had moments of utter joy when I think of how far I’ve come. Then, there are the moments when I feel really disappointed in myself. If I have some of my memories recorded externally, I can look back and constantly try to improve the person I am.
I am the type of person that is easily overwhelmed. I’m not one of the carefree, happy all the time, stress-less human beings. It takes work for me. I need goals. I need to SEE my goals physically. Otherwise, I begin to feel lost, and it happens fast. That is what the past year has been like a lot of the time. Lots of stagnation, or rather, a lack of growth. I do not want this for myself or my family. I want to be better than I am right now.
That is now my focus. To be the best me I can be. (Yes, I said that in a childish sarcastic voice, but I meant it!) I hope you will join me on my journey, and maybe even give me a few pointers here and there. I can always use the help.
To kick this off, I would like to announce what I will be doing over the next several months. These are my personal goals, and may seem silly to some, but they are important to me.
1.) Be HAPPY!
2.) Speak positively!
3.) Respect others, even when they aren’t as weird as me. :)
4.) Truly try to understand where others are coming from.
5.) Spend time truly playing with my son. Engage! Other things can wait.
6.) Develop and implement a loose “curriculum” with Axel. He is a sponge.
7.) Go to bed, and wake up early!
8.) Spend 15-30 minutes every morning with my husband before he goes to work. Our marriage is important.
9.) Kick some serious butt in Jiu Jitsu. Three to five times a week once my toe heals.
10.) Treat my body with respect. Eating junk doesn’t get me where I want to be. I want to be strong and energetic, and without addiction. (Don’t say sugar isn’t addictive!!!)
I do not hope to accomplish these things. I will. There’s no time to mess around. Life is waiting!