Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Last year I used my blog to "cheat" and see what I had done during the year.  Today it struck me that I haven't given much thought to how the year went or what I hope/plan to do during 2012.  So here I am, thinking things through.

One of the best things to happen this year was that I fell in love with my job.  I was able to move past the disappointment of leaving my previous job and come to enjoy what I am doing.  Of course, that all came AFTER I started my MBA.  :)  I guess I still don't really know what I want to do when I grow up, but maybe I'll be an administrative assisntant forever.  An administrative assistant with an MBA, because Spencer won't let me quit.  *rude!*

I don't know which came first--loving my job or loving the people--but whichever it is, I seriously love many of the people I work with.  Celebrating the marvelous people helps me some with dealing with the people who drive me crazy.  So goal #1 (which will be an ongoing thing forever, because I'm basically shallow) is that I am going to try to stop complaining so much, especially ab out people and the things they do.  The good news is that there are many wonderful people doing a variety of marvelous things, so I will try to focus more on that.

Goal #2 is that school thing.  *sigh*  I wish I could say I love it, but I seriously don't.  It's really, really hard to stay focused on school when there are so many other things going on at home.  I'd really rather be watching TV or reading a book or even running (it's clearly January 1  :)  ) than having to study.  I think that realistically I will not finish school during the 2012 school year, mainly because of financial restraints; but I hope by the middle of 2013 to be completely finished and ready to walk.

Briana will leave on her mission on February 15th, and Taylor now just has to go to the doctor (tomorrow morning) and the dentist before his paperwork will be completed.  We are seriously THRILLED with our children's decisions to serve the Lord as missionaries for our church, and we are filled with faith that everything will go well for us while they are away.  I'm not sure how that is going to happen financially, exactly, but it will happen. 

Which brings me to another goal for 2012:  Get my spending under control.  That is going to mean work on my part.  I'll need to make lunches.  I'll need to mend clothing.  I'll need to make dinners.  I'll need to plan gifts.  I don't have the best track record, so this is going to be hard.

Of course, what look forward would be complete without the fitness stuff?  Yes, I need to exercise.  Yes, I need to get fit.  As part of that, though, I REALLY need to be better about what I eat.  Each passing year my metabolism slows, and I just can't eat all that junk that I never used to think about.  Besides the weight gain, I know I would just plain feel better if  my nutrition were better.  This is also hard for me.

Looking back, I feel that 2011 was a beautiful year for us.  We are incredibly blessed.  I am optimistic that 2012 will be another fabulous year.


Amy said...

:D Saying goodbye to your two biggest babies in 2012 is going to be hard huh? Good thing you already know you love what they're doing....