Monday, December 31, 2012

Mamavation, Sistahood, and Magic Dust

It's here!  December 31, 2012.  Tomorrow is the start of a new year.  We all know that this time of year we tend to get sentimental as we think over our past and hopeful as we look toward the future.  We like to make resolutions about what we plan to do to make our lives better in the coming year.  We start out great - and then... life happens.  Reality hits.  Change is not as easy as we were sure it would be this time. (again).

I sit in our newly rearranged "computer" room, looking at the mess on the floor, and thinking about the next year in my house.  There are a lot of things I want to happen, a lot of changes I want to make.  I know, however, that I don't have any magic fairy dust to instantly change my own behaviors.  I know it is a struggle to make real lasting changes in my own busy life.  I have 3 little boys, a full time job in the summer that I volunteer for the rest of the year - we are busy people.

For this reason I have decided that I want to join the "Sistahood" at Mamavation.  This is a group of bloggers that are ready to encourage and support each other as we reach toward the goals that we struggle for on our own.  I need help folks.  Change is hard.  The sistahood does not have magic fairy dust for me either - but they do offer regular help and encouragement.  I am looking forward to being part of this dynamic group in the near future!

Now: My resolutions for the year?
* Be more consistent in my daily schedule with the boys.  We have gotten our morning routine down pretty well, but there are a few things that we need to improve.
* Exercise at the gym at least 3 times a week.  We were doing very well until Thanksgiving - then after my miscarriage it was difficult to get back into the routine. 
* Organize, organize, organize.  I plan to share a bit about our steps toward organization in the home (and at work) in the coming months.
* Get back to good, healthy eating.  We have slipped and been eating some things that are not on our "good" list.  We will be returning to vegetarian - mostly vegan - eating on January 2.  Why the 2nd?  I have a family reunion tomorrow and want to be realistic.
* Enjoy some "me" time regularly, working on hobbies, getting in quiet time, refreshing myself so I can have better quality time with my family.

Do you have some goals in the new year?  I would love to hear about your goals and how you intend to reach them.  Please leave your comments in the space below!

One of my reasons for healthier living.


  1. I love how realistic you are about your schedule and your goals! Wishing you the best!

  2. I need some dust too. If you find it pass it my way ;)

  3. Nice to meet you, homeschool mama! :) I surfed in from Mamavation. I'm starting tomorrow, too... may your 2013 be blessed.

  4. Sorry to hear about the miscarriage, that is a really difficult thing to go through {hugs} I am REALLY bad about taking me time, I guess I need to add that into my goals for 2013! Welcome to mamavation!

  5. Love realistic goals! :) You can do this - happy 2013!

  6. Welcome, I'm joined up too! I put up some goals, including an easy that I didn't expect to get done last night. I just couldn't waste that Kohls Holiday coupon so I bough a pair of sneakers - at last! Been about a decade since I had a pair. PS I just love that shot of your son!!! Too cute

  7. I just joined too! I love that you made "me" time a goal. It's SO important and we often give it up too easily.

  8. Sorry to hear about the miscarriage - I think it's understandable that affected your routine. Me time is on my goal list too!