With the new year comes a new set of resolutions. Every year I pick a few things that I’d like to work on over the year. The list usually includes things like stop biting my nails, exercise more and eat more veggies. I obviously never succeed because year after year my resolutions are the same.
A few weeks ago my husband and I were driving down the highway when I asked him “Do you ever feel like you know the person you want to become but just don’t know how to get to be that way?” That’s how I feel. I feel like I know the person I want to be but never put in the effort to get there. I don’t feel it’s for lack of desire, so why don’ t I ever work at it.
This has become my New Years resolution. Not a list of one or two bad habits I’d like to break, but rather a lifestyle change. I want to get healthy, inside and out. This includes exercise, a diet makeover that will include more whole and organic foods, a weight loss plan, spending more time working on my spiritual self, taking time to be me, not just a wife or a mother. I want to do more to make the space around me clean and pure, including expanding from just recycling to reducing and reusing. Ensuring that things that enter our home aren’t a danger to our health. Making our home feel light in spirit.
I feel very motivated and optimistic about the changes our family is going to make this year. I have the support and encouragement of my husband, which is going to make things go even more smoothly. And now I have this website to keep me accountable, to update on my progress in all the mentioned areas and to let you all get a peek into this life, my life. A life in progress.