So itâ€™s a New Year, a fresh start, open season on making plans and goals and seeing how long we can stick to them.
One of my major goals of course is losing the 3 years of baby weight by baby #3â€˛s first birthday (Ummm that would be in March….Fab!). To do this will take nothing short of a miracle. So much so that I was trying to hold back tears as I worked out this morning, realizing Iâ€™m not the person I used to be and that there is so much work to do to get me back there.
As much as I LOVE and adore my little punks, my Latte Fairy friend often reminds me that my past life is still in sight and until I can look away from it, things will never get done the way I want them to. Meaning, that pre kids when I set my mind to a task, that task, along with 100 other tasks was completed lickity split! And I still think I can do that now, because I can see my old self doing it then.
But itâ€™s now so easy now.
I need to learn to be OK with only having 3 major tasks on my list each day. And I need to be happy when I check each of them off, rather than frustarated that it was only 3. But that doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™ve been able to stop making the list of more than 3 things that I need to do.
…So Iâ€™m basically in a never ending circle…
of knowing I CAN get it all doneâ€¦.
but that I’m not living the same life I was when I couldâ€¦
of needing to be happy with what I completeâ€¦
but Iâ€™m not totally happy because there is so much more to doâ€¦.
of not stressing out and wondering HOW to make it different or betterâ€¦.
of needing to be happy with where I am in life and what I’m doing. Be it with our family, our children, this blog, work….I need to be happy with life and where am today.
I say all this as I love that itâ€™s a New Year and I love the chance at a Fresh Start. But Iâ€™m honestly a little nervous to make goals as I find I need to make adjustments to my life on a weekly if not daily basis, so the goals I make now don’t work like they used to pre-kids.
Maybe thatâ€™s my big goal for 2011â€¦
To be more flexible and not to compare my new self with 3 little Littles, to my old self, pre kids or with 1, or even 2 babes. This past year was certainly different than any year Iâ€™ve ever experienced before and I know 2011 will continue to be different than any year Iâ€™ve ever known.
All that being said, there are a few things I really do want to accomplish this year:
1. I REALLY want this baby weight gone by Piperâ€™s birthday. The next few weeks are going to be really tough. You might have a pretty grumpy blogger on your hands. but if I donâ€™t reach this goal. I will be way too much of a bear to live with so it just has to happen. Besides, this is a goal for ME. And how often do we really make goals for ourselves? Mom really never does come first. I’m planning on weekly updates on this topic now that the holidays are behind us. Look for the next post Monday morning ~ January 10th.
2. I want to finish the wedding post series for you. Liz Banfieldâ€™s photos are all so amazing. Whether you really want to see them all or not, it is such fun for me to relive that time, and there always sees to be fun feed back. I think there are a lot of great party tips. I’m hoping to get one out each week.
3. I am asked to no end about the house update posts. And Iâ€™m with ya! This is a fun series to writeâ€¦it definitely is taking time for photo editing (there are A LOT of pictures!) and time to pull it all together, but I really want to get this completed for all of you! Again I’m hoping once a week for this series.
4. I need to figure out the best way to deliver the most amount of information to you all, in the shortest amount of time. As my 3rd baby becomes more active and will most likely be walking in a few short months (Addie did just shy of 10 months, and Hayden did at 11 months), my time is becoming more and more limited. I have help with the girls 2 days a week which are my 2 days to do EVERYTHING possible for our family and for work. Because those other days are all about being mom. (Pretty much isnâ€™t time for much else on those days). So I’m not sure if this is a list format, if I focus on keeping things short and sweet, or we spend a day each week on the favorites gallery.Â But one way or another, I’ll find a way!
So the next few weeks will be a little all over the place as I find the footing for 2011, and the time to get it all posted. All in all, I want this to be an amazingÂ year! Fun for us all, entertaining to read, and hopefully filled with helpful information. Please let me know the good and the bad. What is working for you, and what is not. Your comments and feedback are always welcome!!
Here’s to the possibility of a Hair Raising year in 2011! (No pressure….)