New Year's Day.
2011, here we come!
New Year's Eve, we were hit with a monster blizzard...leaving us with 18+ inches of snow.
This is Jarrod showing me how deep it was...I, of course, was inside. Warm and snuggly :)
Every New Year I write down goals in my journal.
Like when I say goals, I mean several pages...project goals, spiritual goals, physical goals, personal...whatever other goals there are.
So at the beginning of this "between" week, that was one thing on my list...to write out my goals for the new year...2011...and oh, did I have LOTS in mind.
I've felt so productive all week.
I got all my Christmas stuff put away.
Planned the next semester for school.
Got super inspired for some new things in my shop and worked on those.
I made a long to-do list at the beginning of the week.
And I got a ton of stuff done (like all the things listed above),
but on Thursday night, I realized I had put way too much stuff on my list and
there was no humanly possible way I could do it all.
I told Jarrod Thursday night I was bummed that I hadn't gotten more done
and he gave me one of those
responses that we all need from time to time....
"Honey, what the heck are you talking about? You get tons done.
You put way too much pressure on yourself...who cares if something doesn't get done?"
If you know me...like personally...you know that I care.
I am driven.
And maybe too driven sometimes.
I do get a lot done.
But sometimes my goals get in the way of the little things.
(swallowing a huge lump in my throat right now)
Little things like
playing grocery store.
Reading one more story.
Dropping everything I'm doing to see the newest Lego commercial.
I'm a good mom.
I know that.
I just want to be more...present...not planning every second.
After the "talking to" from my dear husband...I proceeded to the shower, where I do my best thinking. It's quiet there.
I remembered a gift my mom had given me a couple weeks before.
She mailed me an envelope with a tiny keychain that said...breathe.
She had a note on it that said...read this and do this.
And I knew that was my resolution for this year.
My only resolution.
The perfect word for what I need right now.
Yesterday, New Year's day...
The to-do list read:
"blog about new year's resolution"
And guess what??
We did this instead..........
If you're wondering what they're playin' with...it's oobleck. Funnest stuff ever!
v.: to pause, as for breath; take rest
|source: my journal|
This is new for me.
I'm used to lists...waaay more direction than a single word.
But I feel like it's right.
Be still and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations;
I will be exalted in the earth.