It’s the third month of the year already!
And how’s everyone going with their New Year’s resolutions so far?
I made a simple list in January, but I like to call them Personal Goals instead. Here’s how I’m doing:
1) Learn a language.
I’m learning to speak Chinese. By myself. From scratch. With books and CDs. And I’m practicing with my kids. I know it sounds mad. But I’m determined to do it!
2) Eat better. Exercise More.
I’m trying to cooking 3 vegetarian meals + 3 fish meals + 1 red meat meal a week. I’m swimming more often – hopefully I’ll be committing to doing it once or twice a week, soon.
3) PLAY with my kids.
I know this sounds a bit weird, since I’m a stay at home mother. But most days I am so absorbed with doing errands and running the household, that I forget to stop and have fun with the kids at their level. So this year I’m determined to enjoy the kids while they are young.
4) Read more books.
Books I’ve read this year (in the last two months):
Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Secrets of Happy Children by Steve Biddulph
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas Phelan
Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking by Wyckoff
The New Strong-Willed Child by James Dobson
How To Choose The Sex Of Your Baby by Shettles
5) Get involved with a REAL LIFE community.
Online communities are awesome. But a cup of coffee with some real girlfriends does wonders for the soul. I’m hoping to branch out and meet new people with similar interests.
6) Fundraise for charity.
I haven’t actually done any fundraising yet. But I’ve been to two fundraising events. That kinda counts, right?
7) Take more photos.
I’ve been trying to take photos every day and practice my photography skills. I’m hoping to write up a few more photography and Photoshop tips too.
8) Learn a new skill. Or revisit an old one.
I sewed curtains together last week.
9) I’d like to learn how to play the piano.
I’ve been wanting to learn how to play for years. I don’t think I’ll be getting around to this one just so soon…
10) Write more often.
I’ve been really enjoying writing and posting on my site almost everyday now. It’s excellent practice. I’m hoping to manage my online time better and be a more efficient writer.