So hopefully you caught last week’s post about what goals I sort of reached last year. (In case you missed it, check it out here!)
I wasn’t as successful last year as I had hoped. It seems from reading other’s blogs, this can be common. It’s a new year, it’s exciting, and goals are set with all good intentions of follow-through, but in the end normal life gets in the way. I thought I set fairly realistic goals for 2013. Honestly, they pretty much were, my inner procrastinator, although I made great improvements, still found a way to mess things up. Also, the goals I set in 2013, will continue. A lot of them were improvements that needed to be made to my life/family and will be an on-going process.
That being said, on to 2014. It is 2014, you know? So let’s break it down…….
Making things homey – We have lived in our home, since it was built in 2002. Which, although seems like yesterday, it was actually 12 years ago. Wow, ok. So I guess it’s time to decorate? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have bare walls, but there is no method to the madness. You have no idea how haphazard my house feels. I have ideas. Boy, do I! But starting has always been my problem. Especially knowing where to start.
So this is my plan.
I intend to concentrate on one room a month. I am aware that some parts of the project may not get completed within the month, like if I need someone else’s help (ie hubby). But for the most part, I should be able to arrange, organize, paint, decorate, etc. a room each month until my house is “finished.” Because both my office and the boys’ bedroom was on my list for last year, they are first on the list, starting off with the office. If all goes well, then I will be able to share before and after pictures with you, once each room is completed. I’m really excited about this goal!
As you may know, I had a sweet baby girl last March. With my first three kids I did a pretty good job of getting back into some sort of workout routine. This time, not so much. Last week was the first week that I worked out consistently since before I was pregnant. ~sigh~ Mainly because I just didn’t make myself do it, and because of my affinity for food. Oh, and I hate exercise. I shouldn’t say “hate,” but there is an astounding amount of things I’d rather do…watching paint dry, for instance. Of course I know I’d feel better, have more energy, that it’s a healthy choice, but unlike many, I’m not so much worried about my weight, as fitting into my clothes. Clothes are expensive, exercise is free. So it’s a lot cheaper to get back in shape and fit into the ones I already have!
No measurements have been taken, I’ll know I succeeded when I can finally put on my favorite pair of jeans and not have to use the jaws of life to get them off.
I’m glad that I’ve already started my journey to a healthier self. My two older boys even asked that I wake them up early on Saturday to exercise with me! (That reminds me that our actions are a very effective way to teach. Practice what you preach!)
Alright, so just because I am only now sharing my goals with you, doesn’t mean I haven’t begun. As I mentioned, the first room up, is the office. I have a picture in my head of what my it will look like. I have enlisted my amazing husband to build shelves on one wall. I have paint to buy and a frame for a vintage print I purchased. It’s going to look totally different, I can’t wait!!
So this year, two goals. Big goals, though. I feel more confident with what I have chosen for this year. Excited too!!
What about you? Did you set any goals for 2014? Do share!