Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Resolutions..... and all that jazz.....

Not to sound like Debbie Downer, but I really dislike New Year Resolutions. I dislike them because I typically consider myself a constant work in progress. I am constantly setting new goals for myself and/or aspiring to be better.....more this, or more that... To my husband's chagrin I am constantly coming up with ways to improve myself, our home, friendships,  our relationship, our life.....  Sometimes this works out.... and sometimes, to be completely honest..... this leaves me feeling like a bit of a failure. As my husband likes to say- I'm my worst critic.

So this year I've decided to stop.

2011 will bring BIG changes in our lives with the birth of our son Ford. That said, I am SURE that I will struggle and fall multiple times. I will NOT be the "World's Greatest Mom," and in fact, I'm sure at times I might even want to label myself the WORST Mom; but, that said I've decided to just "breathe" and stop aspiring for the unreachable. I resolve to take one day at a time and deal with situations on a case by case basis, instead of always trying to foresee the future. I resolve to be less critical of myself and "receive" the love of others. I resolve to eliminate the words, "Coulda, Shoulda Woulda...." from my vocabulary and I resolve to just live my (our) life and not  constantly compare it to others.

It won't be easy, but I am bound and determined to just "be" in 2011.

Wish me luck! 


  1. I feel like I just read my own blog post!..except for the baby party :)
    Thanks for following my blog and I can't wait to read more of yours!

  2. part, not party.


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