Resolutions? I guess you could call them that …

I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of the mind that you have to do things when it makes sense to do them, not when you’re “supposed” to think of things to do.

If I decide I want to tackle a major project (or 10) or make a lifestyle change, it’s going to be an immediate thing. Probably an obessive thing, too, because that’s how I roll.
Darling Husband and I made a HUGE lifestyle change in June of 2012 when we joined Weight Watchers and began eating healthier. To date, he’s lost about 25 lbs., and I’m a few pounds away from a 60-lb. loss (including baby weight and the actual baby, so probably a 30-lb. loss if you consider what I weighed pre-preg.)

2012 was also the year we welcomed our beautiful daughter, C, so much of the year was consumed with learning how to manage two very small children.

In 2013, I want to soak up every minute with my two little loves.

So what’s on the agenda for 2013?

  • Continuing on our healthy-eating path, and losing a bit more weight. I don’t have a set “end” in mind, but I think I’m close. I also realllllly need to start incorporating some exercise. I have worked out a total of five times, I think, since having C in April. Not nearly enough!
  • Finally designing and decorating our finished basement. It’s a playroom/TV room, and it’s literally just a big beige box with a zillion toys in it. Our new TV is schedule to arrive today (woohoo!) so Darling Husband is itching to transform one corner of it into a media room-slash-man cave.
  • Being in the moment with my kids. They are growing up at light speed, and I want to soak up every minute. Yes, sometimes D wants to play games that I find really, really boring (like lining up toy cars for “a race” and not being allowed to actually race them). But I’ve been trying lately to really get into their play, and interest them in things that we can all enjoy. He’s been getting into pretend play, which I love!
  • Maintaining my freelance career. I don’t have huge desires to ton of new clients. I just want to keep doing work I enjoy, working with people I respect, and generally feeling proud of the work I’m providing for my clients.
  • Building up the blog. Yes, you made the list, dear readers! I really hate the guilty feeling I get when I’m not blogging often. I’m really, really, REALLY going to try to post more often, and give you content you want to read. Who knows? Maybe 2013 will be the year I “make it” as a blogger and get to attend bloggy conferences and stuff?
  • Making time for myself. Our lives are busy (but whose aren’t?), and I have trouble carving out time for myself. I feel guilty if I’m not DOING something, and seem to have a problem putting things off to another day. But I really need chunks of time alone — not washing dishes, not cooking, not doing laundry — and I know Darling Husband supports this, so I have to make more of an effort to step back, let him handle things, and disappear for 30 minutes.

Bring it on, 2013! We’re ready for you!

So what do you think?

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