Last January I threw down a few resolutions for all to see and before I knew it, I'd checked them all off my list. I hadn't previously been a big fan of the New Year routine, but drawing from last year's success and my new found holiday spirit, I'll play along again.
First: Kill fewer houseplants. I offed no less than five last year (not counting the windowsill basil that I have to regularly refresh). I have only five remaining, so to help me keep my resolution, please resist any carbon based gifts.
And I plan to keep my 4.0 g.p.a. Okay...to be fair, I'm ignoring those pesky pre-thirty something grades. And I hope those reviewing my scholarship applications will do the same.
Like most folks, I wish to reel in my poor eating habits and up my veggie intake. You might think I keep a pretty tight rein on my diet, but my sweet tooth has spun far out of control lately and I need to reset the way I eat. How 'bout I start by eating when I'm actually hungry...
Part of the reason I'd like to eat better is so I can drop a few pounds so that when I run 26.2 miles I'm lugging around a little less mass. Yes, this year I'm shooting for a full marathon. Right now my sites are set on Lincoln, NE on May 2. I'll adjust my goal if this hole-in-the-heart thing becomes problematic, but until I'm told otherwise, training starts, well, very soon.
I hope to become a better mother this year too. 2009 was filled with new adventures and big changes and I spent more time focusing on me!me!me! than I'd like. Now that I have some sort of rhythm to my life, I need to focus on the little ones a bit more. It's time to delegate more responsibilities to them (which is time consuming and forces me to surrender control) and be a more on top of their school schedules (I'm continually shocked at those random days off). This whole parenting thing I took on is a pretty big gig. Time to get serious.
By the end of 2010, I'll be a mere semester away from graduation and a whole new set of lofty goals will present themselves to me. I think these few tasks should occupy a good portion of my time. I hope to spend the remaining minutes living more, laughing more and loving more...because those are a few of my favorite things.