Today starts year 5 of Life is Not Bubble Wrapped. Four whole years of popped bubbles behind us (here, that is, I had been blogging on other sites before). I wonder if I can blog daily during this 5th year? This was my list of goals for this past year. I think I did pretty well. I still need more help on #s 7-10. I still take things too seriously. I still react with anger sooner than with kindness.
This year I want to keep it simple with my kids. Instead of just disciplining, I want to first love for today, every day so that they can feel it, and discipline looking to the future only. It’s not as important to have perfect kids now, but to have ‘good enough’ kids now that will behave better in the future, knowing that I’m taking the time to teach them the right things each and every day, and most importantly, that they are LOVED every day.
I want to snuggle with my husband, and not just once a month or once a year, when the stars perfectly align. I’m talking holding hands, cuddling on the couch, no kids in between dancing in the middle of the kitchen time.
Planning. Not insane, detail oriented planning, but smart, makes life easier planning. I’ve been working up to this, and it seems to make the household a lot more happy!
What about you? Are you keeping your goals simple?
That turned out great! What a lovely idea – especially with little ones. Getting a picture of my boy these days takes some effort. He’s not as cooperative as he used to be in that regard.
Resolutions. I have a hard time with these when they get too specific. I will be working on (still) regaining my health and dropping as many pills as I can. Otherwise it’s a continuation of my wish to live a kinder life. To reach out to those who need a friend or a sympathetic ear and to grow as a person. There are also a few house projects I’d like to get done – but if they don’t, the world isn’t going to end!