2018–My Goals

 

I love new years.  It’s such a great time for making resolutions, accepting change, and working on making the future even brighter.  Plus, if you’re sentimental like me, it’s a good chance to look back over the last year with gratitude and nostalgia.

Like I wrote in my 2017 finale post, there was a lot of change for us in 2017.  But one of my favorite changes was our development of quality time.  We transformed our quality time into a quality of life.   It was a change in perspective and a change in our ways.  I don’t waste time the way I used to, and I value time so, so much more.  I spend it differently, and I spend it well.  If there was something I could add to that, it would be this:

Don’t wait for tomorrow to do what you can do today.

And I definitely don’t mean paying the bills the day they come in. haha  I mean, don’t save a new recipe for next week– why not make dinner tonight special?  Don’t save my perfume for the weekend– go put some on right now.  If I miss my sister, pick up the phone and call her.  If I take a cute picture of my babies, send it to my husband at work right now.  Life is too special and too precious to think that the future is somehow going to be a better time to make memories.  Right now is perfect.  Right now is all I have.

I’m hoping this will help me in three ways:

1) I forget everything.  And I mean EVERYTHING.  If I “save my perfume for the weekend,” chances are I won’t remember I wanted to wear perfume on Saturday!  If I save a recipe for the next week, I definitely won’t remember to buy the ingredients the next time I’m at the store. haha Just being honest here!

2) I have always struggled with making decisions.  I’m a really, really indecisive person.  I’m hoping that by “living in the moment” I will stop hesitating on everything.  I will just learn to DO things.

3) I need to learn to let go a little bit more.  Something I definitely struggle with is second-guessing myself on a lot of things.  Its part of being indecisive.  And I’m hoping that by living in the moment, I will become more easy going, and be so busy living in my current moment, that I have less time for fearing about the future or my past efforts.

So that’s the plan.  Obviously I have more resolutions for this year…but I’m planning to break them up into smaller posts– my monthly posts to be specific.  In fact, my next post will be my monthly January post.  Stay tuned!  Thanks for stopping by.  What are your 2018 goals?

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