Hey, girls!!! It's the first Show and Tell Tuesday and I can't wait to read through all of your posts!!!
I don't typically make a lot of resolutions at New Years, mainly because I tend to operate on a "school year" calendar and so August always feels like the "fresh start" for me. Regardless, I'm going to share some of the things I'm "working on" and things that I've resolved to be better at.
Last week I shared my motto for the new year...
And even though I'm working on it, it's a struggle on the daily. I'm a "pleaser" and this week letting go of my own desires to please everyone has been difficult, but liberating.
So, here are my goals for 2015. I'm hoping that in December I'll be able to report back in and say that I made progress in all of these areas...
Maybe it's just the 25 degree temps talking, but I want to make a concerted effort to get out and IN the sandbox with my boys. More walks. More park. More outside time.
This is easier said than done, but I'm making concerted efforts to leave school work at school. That means being more organized and efficient during my planning periods and so far it's going well. My time at home is limited and so I want to make sure that my kids and Dave are getting the most of my time when I'm at home.
I LOVE reading and have a big list that I'd like to tackle. I want to read more personally, read more to my kids and have at least one "screen free" night a week.
I know this sounds weird, but I LOVE getting mail and I really want to share the love with my friends and family by sending out a few cards per month. Last February we delivered special packages to some of our friends close by and I'd also love to do that more often as well. We are so lucky to have such great friends close by and I really want to be purposed in showing them how much we appreciate them!
I feel like I do a pretty good job with cooking meals, but I'd like to be better about meal planning and I'd love to push myself outside of my comfort zone a little bit to expand my cooking repertoire and mine (and my family's!) palette.
I feel like now that my kids are getting a little bit older, it's time to start getting more involved with some additional service/ministry opportunities. Dave and I have both been on some amazing mission trips, and I want to make sure our kids have a heart for others and the world. I'm not sure what this is going to look like quite yet, but we're praying about it and I'll keep y'all posted ;)
So, do you make a big list of resolutions? Are you more of a big picture kind of person? I can't wait to read through and be inspired by all of your posts!!!