Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year

I know many people make resolutions for the new year. I usually don't because I tend to break them, and then I feel like a failure. This year, though, I do have some goals.

1. I want to go back to school. Eventually my girls will be in school, and I can go back to work. I earned my degree in 2002, and I have been told that I would have to take remedial classes again to work in my field again. So, off to school I go if I ever want to work in my chosen area again. The program I want to attend is available, but the chances of me finishing it before we move again is slim so I am looking at online master degree programs. Let's hope I can make it work.

The other goal I have is to strengthen my body. I run, but my body isn't strong. I always say I will do some sort of cross training, but then I find an excuse to sit on the couch. I want to change that. I want to be healthy, and I think doing some core work or toning exercises might be a nice mental and physical boost I need. Small steps, but I am hoping to make a lifestyle change.

The last thing is I want to be more patient with my children. I have a short fuse, and I find I yell a lot. I want to change that. I try hard to stay patient, but some days I lose. I have started counting to 10, and telling them I need just a minute to sort my thoughts. We'll see how I do on this one.


  1. I think it's awesome that you want to go back to school! :) You should do it.

  2. I hate resolutions for the same reason. Although just like you, I'd like to do some more physical activity and definitely be more patient with the girls! Have a fantastic year!

  3. I say goals are better than resolutions. :)
    I hope you'll reach these goals even before the year ends. And share your action plans too so more people will be inspired to follow your steps.

    Looking forward to read more of your posts, Angie. Cheers to a marvelous 2015!


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