It’s that time of year again.
Time to mourn over your last pound of Christmas cookie weight. Time to curse all the calories that “didn’t count” two weeks ago.
Or maybe it’s time to convince yourself that you will watch TV less and read more, even if it’s still all about Sookie (not Snooki. Wrong show.).
Or, you could be my mom. Who, once upon a time, called me when I was in college to tell me that she went to “Wal-Mark” and put herself a genuine diamond ring on Lay-a-Way because it was her New Year’s “Revolution.” (True story.)
Ah, I do love me a New Year’s Revolution.
I’m honestly not much of a person for these kinds of things, but I am a planner. I usually have a mental timeline of things I would like and things I plan to do, so I thought I would share them. This is part goal, part plan, part resolution (perhaps a revolution) post about the next 12 or so months.
Begin the countdown!
# 5 – Lose 20 pounds. Just a nice round number. It’s honestly about 1/2 of what I really need to lose, but I don’t care. I want to drop about 20 so that I’m in a healthier place before we have any more kids.
# 4 – Continue healing. I’m still a hot mess, internally, and I’m working on that. I’d like to find a ladies’ study or some group to help me refocus.
# 3 – Buy a house. We are outgrowing the little house and we really, really, really don’t want to rent any more. If we are going to move again, we’d like it to be more permanent. 5+ years of marriage and 6+ moves will do that to a person. Look at me wanting to be all stable and stuff.
#2 – #2? Yeah, you know how I feel about this. This is something that actually might not happen during 2012, because I have moved SEVERAL times during my first pregnancy and I didn’t like it. Todd and I both agree on not wanting to work towards another kid until we are all moved up. Also, I really need to plan for my high school’s 10 year reunion and I don’t want to survive that pregnant. HA. Still, perhaps there will be another Mc in the McPlans!
My #1 Goal?
I’ve found a lot of contentment in the last year by learning to embrace what I have by being grateful and enjoying the little things. It’s been freeing, and while I’m going to make some resolutions, the main thing is that I will embrace where God has me, no matter what. I have learned this: Life rarely does what you want it to do. It’s crazy, isn’t it? How life has a mind of its own?
I can fight it, or I can embrace it.
If I end up the same weight, same house, and still a family of 3, it’s all good. I have what I need.
And that is a New Year’s Revolution.