It’s that time of the year when we evaluate the year we just finished and look ahead to what we might change in the months ahead. My goals are pretty basic, but are still lofty enough that I’m going to have to commit to accomplishing them. Some of them will look realllly familiar.
I am mortified to say that this was a flop for us in 2018. We started off great, attending the vigil mass on Saturdays. Then spring sports kicked in and schedules filled up and we fell off the wagon. If I had to pick one thing that I hate about myself, it is that I let THIS slip as a priority. We didn’t stop going, we just didn’t make it regularly. This is my top goal for 2019.
My #2 goal is to redesign my own daily schedule. I made great strides in 2018, but am not quite there. My plan of attack is loosely this…
- Get Whit off to school
- Blog – Write blog post, answer emails, etc.
- Take John to school
- Walk MWF, Errands TT
- Glass Slipper Work with a HARD stop at 2:30 pm
- Homework with Whit while starting dinner, paying bills, cleaning, etc.
- Pick up John
- Family time & dinner with NO electronics
My day goes seriously South at 2:30. I can’t stop working, Whit’s homework suffers, I am stressed getting John from school, dinner ends up way too late, and my evening feels frantic and like I have one million loose ends to tie up. I think this loose schedule can make a big difference.
We spent a chunk of our savings on the two bathroom renovations last year, so this year we are committed to building that back up and watching our frivolous expenditures. Areas we will reign in as a family are eating out and buying “things” that don’t have an explicit place or purpose in our life. (I’m looking at you Target). I personally am resolved to being happy with all of the beautiful clothes already hanging in my closet. :-)
I’d love to know if you have a resolution, goal or word for 2019!
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