2014 Goals

Every year I sit down and try really hard to figure out what I want to accomplish for the year.  After much thought I think I finally have my list for 2014.

  • I want to concentrate more on the Digi Shoppe, weekly features maybe even a couple of challenges.
  • I want to finish my backyard – we decided over Christmas to put a fire pit in the backyard and I want my backyard to look pretty.
  • Spending more time with friends (we did that this year but I want more – I think the fire pit will help with that, I mean who doesn’t love s’mores).
  • Scrapbooking, I really want to finish scrapbooking our last Family Vacation in 2012.
  • I want to paint more.
  • I basically want to create more art (drawing, painting, etc.)
  • I would like to get into a gallery, which means I need bigger items.
  • Learn another language – I have the Duolingo App on my phone (it might actually happen this year)
  • I want a big ass raised bed garden, with tomatoes, squash, beans and whatever else I can throw in there.
  • I want to continue to work out – I work out twice a week I might up that to three times a week.
  • Date nights (or sitting out by the fire nights – yep I am easy to please a can of beer and a fire)
  • Less screen time (Facebook, Pinterest, Social Media in general) I am far more productive when my computer does not even get turned on.  I also have a slight Dots addiction which means I need to budget the little amount of free time I have wisely.
  • I want adirondack chairs for my fire pit at least four.
  • I would like to get through 2014 without a major home improvement project (two in one year is too many)
  • Complete the 365 Day Photo Challenge
  • I do not want to yell as much, I want to laugh more.

My word for 2014 is Create.  I want to create art, create a garden, and create laughter.  I need to remind myself laughing creates good memories and I want my kids to have good memories, not memories of mom screaming at them.

I get random things that pass up on my Facebook Newsfeed and this really made me think (and cry a little):

“You will never have this day with your children again.  Tomorrow they’ll be a little older then they were today this day is a gift.  Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet.  Pay attention.  Relish the charms of the present.  Enjoy today, it will be over before you know it.”

My children are still fairly young but Booga will be in Pre-K next year which is exciting and sad because my baby is becoming a big boy.  The Princess will be in 3rd grade soon something that I can not wrap my head around.  It goes by so fast.

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