So, 2011. A new year, and a chance to do things differently. I don't really do the whole New Year's resolution thing, but I have decided that there are a few things that I want to accomplish this year. Well, actually, quite a few things, but I don't want to set myself up to failure by listing them as resolutions. Really, I want some lifestyle changes this year, which I think will make everything in my life a little bit easier.
I've decided to adopt a theme word for the year. I know that sounds kind of new agey, or lame, but, nonetheless, I think that it is useful to have something to focus on through the year. I realize that I need to be more consistent with things, something that my sister has pointed out to me also, therefore CONSISTENCY is my theme word. I need to be more consistent with positive attitudes towards my circumstances, more consistent in my parenting, my eating and working out, and especially my relationship with God. I am great with coming up with plans and starting them, but I am not so great with the follow through. My ability to come up with excuses is top-notch, though. So if I accomplish anything at all this year, I hope it is to be more consistent.
I also want to make more connections with people this year, and to maintain connections and relationships that I have. I am not a good friend or relative. I seldom write, phone, or anything. Not because I have anything against my friends or relatives-I'm just lazy. I want that to change, and so I'm going to try harder to keep in contact with all those that I love in my life.
Fitness wise, I've got a lot going on. I was in quite the funk for a while after Gage was born, and I wasn't doing much of anything, but things have started looking up recently. I am about 10 lbs away from what I weighed before I had Gage and I am looking to lose quite a bit more this year. Along with losing weight, I'm working out again, and I'll discuss what I'm doing in a future post.
Gage is doing great, and it is very exciting seeing how much he is advancing in various things, although, his ability to be stubborn is hard to deal with at times. I think that with Gage, you just have to let everything happen at his pace.
I'm pretty discouraged regarding jobs around here. My present job's term is up the end of the month, and I don't have any real prospects until July when the job starts up again. Also, it isn't in my profession (teaching). In order to get a teaching job it looks like we would have to move, and that isn't really something that we would like to do. I don't know if I should stay with the teaching, or try to do something else. Right now I'm leaving it up to God, and hoping to find direction soon.