Woah, this feels kind of weird to be doing a post! Thanks so much for standing by while I took my little break.
I had intended for my break to be spent being productive and catching up on other projects. Bwhahahaha.
Then I found out I was pregnant! And then, shit hit the fan and I thought for sure I was going to miscarry. Thankfully, I was put on bedrest and that combined with some other alternative healing and lots and lots of prayer from my awesome readers, and I am still pregnant! Thanks again to everyone who held the space for me and prayed.
So I have gotten nothing done other than grow a baby, which of course is all I care about, but I feel bad for promising guest posts while I was gone and I didn’t even have the energy to get them up! They will be posted in the coming weeks and I will try my best to at least get one post up a week from me. Thanks for your patience and sticking with me!
Anyways, onward and upward….
New Year’s Resolutions.
I love them. I usually spend hours upon hours thinking about my goals and dreams for the new year and then I meticulously craft them in written form. I hang them up where I can see them often. This year I put them in my craft nook, next to my vision boards.
In year’s past, I have done massive lists. Listing every possible thing I could improve upon or wanted to accomplish.
Later, I toned it down, and stuck to only a few and really made a big effort to stick to them and integrate them into my life/personality/what have you.
This year, I thought I would try something new. My OCD brain is constantly looking for order and ways to organize everything, even my thoughts.
I thought this year I would stick to one resolution, but in five different categories: financial health, physical health, mental health, emotional health and spiritual health.
So without further adieu here are my 2012 resolutions, in my new orderly fashion. I made a pdf of what I made up, so if you would like to print it and use it, it is all yours!
Financial Health: Stick to a budget. Like for real. Like really, really. My husband and I have always been good at making a budget and sorta staying within the parameters, but we are both really good at “but, we REALLY NEED this tactics.” Not this year. This year it is on like donkey kong. We want to save up money to buy land to eventually build our dream, eco-friendly house. We are not messing around anymore.
Physical Health: Wear Sunscreen. Every friggin day. I have lost over 80 pounds in the last 2 years and one down side of all that weight loss is wrinkles. I have some crow’s feet that are no joke. I am a Florida girl born and raised and that junk is starting to show.
Spiritual Health: Go to church every Sunday. I don’t think that skipping church is a sin, like most Catholics, but I do think it is easier to be the person you want to be, if you are doing something on a regular basis to connect to Spirit. I love going to mass. I love the ritual and pageantry. My OCD loves the routine and order, but still it is hard for me to make it. When Penelope was born it was either nap time or pump time and then later, when scheduling worked out better, she was beyond the quiet babe-in-arms stage and I was not ready to put her in the nursery. And my husband does not want to go, so he would always tempt me with brunch or hikes or trips to the beach. Since he works so much, I always wanted to spend family time together when we could. But he and I talked and I asked for his support and told him this is really important to me, and he agreed to help out.
Emotional Health: Forgive people that have hurt me, especially in the last year. Holding onto my anger and hurts only hurts me. The last six months have been a very transformative time in my life. I had huge shifts between the age 18-20, so maybe they come in 10 year cycles? Anyway, I have done a lot of work in the area of forgiveness lately, but I want to do more, I want to clear it all. I want all the hurts surrounding my heart, gone, peeled away, so I am always able to connect to my heart and feel joy.
Mental Health: Related to my emotional health, I want to take more time before I communicate with people, whether it be friends or family, or readers here on my blog, to make sure I am connected to my heart and clear about if I am coming from whole place or a wounded place. This is a skill I have honed writing this blog, making sure each post that gets published is clear and from my heart, but I would like to extend it into every single conversation I have. I want to be more responsive and less reactive.
So there are mine! What are yours?
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