Choose three words for 2014 that will help define your goals.
Good idea, right? Great way to reflect upon yourself. So here we go, here are my 3:
Frugal: For someone who lost their job 4 months ago, has a 4 year old daughter and living off one income that is well under 50k; frugality has not been my strong point. It’s a huge adjustment (not like we were rich before, just more poor now) and not an easy one to make. I’ve tried, but I can do better. This next year I plan on working harder at it and hopefully making it easier for us to get by.
Patience: I’m definitely not winning mother of the year. My life has been, needless to say, more stressful lately and I have been yelling and getting irritated with my child a lot more than I need to be. Patience is a virtue, right? Hopefully I can learn to calm my stresses a little more and calmly, but effectively deal with my 4 year old’s outbursts and tantrums. Maybe I should start putting myself on time-out. 😉
Health: This is a big one for me. I have gained A LOT of weight after having my child. Not something I am totally proud of. I don’t eat the best and I don’t exercise like I should. With my hubs and I deciding that we would like to try to have another child before either one of us gets any older, health is more important than ever, especially with the infertility issues I have faced and will be facing in the year to come. I need to just buckle down, cut out A LOT of carbs (which I love way too much), eat more veggies and do some exercising.
I would like to wish you all a wonderful and bright New Year. Be safe out there!