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My 2015 Wishes / New Year Resolutions

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At the beginning of every new year I set goals for myself, and at the end of that year I’m never where I hoped to be. Don’t get me wrong I’ve made progress, but not like how I imagined those 12 months before.  My priorities shift and my goals change.  I am bombarded with new choices, new directions, and new possibilities.  Sometimes I feel bad about not reaching my resolutions and other times I can’t even remember what they were.  Am I the only one that forgets my New Year’s resolutions?  Please don’t say that I am!  

This year I’m doing things a little different. No more high expectations, just wishes and hope for myself and my family.

First, I want to strengthen my relationship with God.  I feel like I am not the person I could be without His guidance.  I need to develop a more meaningfulrelationship.

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family portrait 2014

Second, I want to deepen my connection with J.  J and I are best friends, soul mates, and life partners.  We work hard at building a life together, saving for our future and spending time with family.  Sometimes I feel like we need to work more on our romantic relationship.  It’s easy to get weighed down with the struggles of every day and treat our marriage like a job.  We show up for one another, we have meetings, and then we go to bed.  I want more.  I want to go on dates.  I want to surprise one another.

Third,  I want to strive to be healthier. To develop a desire to eat better, workout more, and be more active.  I love Crossfit and have really found a home in the box I go to, but I need to do more.  I want to be more active in my every day life.  Not just the days and times I’m working out.  I want to develop habits now so when J and I do have our own family we don’t struggle and our child is healthy.  Don’t get me wrong – I will still enjoy treats and am not setting my expectations so high that they are not achievable, but I think in 2015 we can work at taking care of ourselves better.

Fourth, I want the conscious ability to slow down. I’m tired of racing through life. Always pushing myself to do more, to learn faster, and to commit to everything.  I need time to breathe and to relax.  I want more weekends just to J and I.  I need less stress and more gratitude for what I already have.

Fifth,  I want to be more organized and live with purpose.  I want a home that mirrors myself.  I want cabinets organized, closets cleaned, and my darn keys put in the key bowl at night so I don’t spend 10 minutes frantically searching for them each morning.  I want to spend less time searching and finding papers, tools and keys and more time doing the things I want.

What are your goals for 2015?  Do you have any New Year resolutions?  I’d love to know!

Photo on 2012-12-13 at 14.52 #2

Life is a ride. Simple phrase that explains so much.

I graduated from college with my Masters. Celebrated Christmas with my family and J’s family. Traveled over 8 hours in a car in less than 36 hours. Rang in the New Year with J and some great friends. Started living on my own again. survived what felt like a plague that lasted way too long.

I plan on sharing my New Year’s Resolutions with you in the next few days and to blog a bit more consistently in 2013.

Here’s to hoping and trying to develop better habits, spend more time laughing and less time stressing this year.