As we say good-bye to the old year and welcome in the new year, we usually reminisce about the year gone by and ponder goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. I’ve had a pretty good year — no major complaints. I’m expecting the next year to be just as good as the past one if not better. (Yep, I’m an optimist — even if I’m wrong, what’s the use in borrowing trouble?)
Major accomplishment for this past year was potty-training my younger son. He’s just now two-and-a-half, so that was a little unexpected (but he was taking off his diapers and peeing on the floor, so I had to), but it feels great getting to go places without diapers. In fact, he is dry almost every night (as opposed to my older son who is usually soaking wet) — recently taking a late nap which turned into sleeping through the night, a 14-hour stretch, and he was dry in the morning. Yippee!
Major goal for the upcoming year is to get our house sold — my husband’s school is about an hour away from our house, which in a rural area means it’s about 60 miles away, and that adds a lot of wear-and-tear on the car while taking away a lot of money for gas and a lot of time out of his day. Of course, living in a rural area, we don’t have a lot of interest in our house, so we’ll see what happens…
I’m also planning on losing weight — really this time — not just talking about it, but actually doing it. My husband’s not just on-board but spear-heading the thing, so that makes a big difference — we’ll keep each other on the strait and narrow. And we’re not waiting til today to start — we started a few days ago.
I don’t really have any birth-related goals or aspirations. Just what I’ve been doing. Writing that makes me feel a little…sad maybe? — like I should have high and lofty aspirations. But I don’t. I will continue to do what I can where I am, and if I can make a difference, I’ll be glad.
What about you — any goals, resolutions, good or bad reminisces?