I have been reading quite a bit of articles the past couple weeks about how and why making resolutions can often lead to failure. Of course probably the most common resolution made is that of losing weight or exercising more.
Instead of making resolutions, I switched mine to goals. Tiny goals that I would set up for myself and when I achieved each one, I would reward myself. Then I read somewhere about coming up with a word that you want your new year to revolve around.
Therefore, I have chosen the word REVAMP. The definition of revamp by way of Google is this…
Verb: give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to
Noun: an act of improving the form, structure, or appearance of something
This word describes every
resolution decision, proposal, motion, target, objective, intent, wish, dream, aspiration, ambition, desire, plan, purpose, goal that I want to become of 2016.
I am not sure why this year I have decided is my year to revamp my life but something tells me it’s time. Maybe that’s because I had 3 babies in 3 years time and for most of the last 6 years I have lived in a fog of pure and utter mommy mania. Feeding them, bathing them, clothing them, scolding them, teaching them…repeat. Not that I don’t still do some of that stuff… **has already scolded one about 3 times today**, but this is the year they will be 6, 5, and 4 and they have started to become more independent little people and less reliant on me. No I am not sad about that. Nope, not even a little bit.
I like the fact that on Saturday mornings my 6 year old can get the cereal and milk out and help his sister’s with getting some breakfast so that mommy here can get to sleep in….if even for an extra 30 minutes. Sometimes I am awake but just like to be able to lay there and not jump up and get going right away.
They are all in school now. Granted the girls are home before lunch but those few hours between 8 and 11:30 give me a chance to do whatever it is I feel like doing without dragging anyone along with me. This makes mommy happy!
Part of me feels selfish for
feeling happy wanting to finally do something for myself but the truth is by always doing for everyone else I was turning into quite the depressed and bitchy individual. I have even become more of an introvert than what I used to be. Is that even possible?
So what do I plan to revamp you ask?
Myself ~ I plan to get healthier, eat better, quit drinking so much, quit stressing about things I have no control over, learn to deal with the stress when it does rear it’s ugly head, have more compassion for the human race, revamp my attitude. Except for the guy who still stands on the corner sidewalk at Wal-Mart…and now he even has an accomplice that stands there with him. That guy I will just keep giving dirty looks to as I drive past him. In case you have no clue what I am talking about…you can read all about that here.
My Home ~ We have lived in this house for almost 2 years now and you would think we have lived here for 20 with all the
shit crap that has accumulated. In our old house we had one linen closet ….yes one linen closet, and now we have 3 linen closets, a coat closet, and a very large storage closet and guess what??? THEY ARE ALL FULL! Of what? Hell I don’t even know but I plan to do something to revamp that!
There are also lots of walls in this house. You would think that because I am a photographer they would be lined with framed photos and memories right? Wrong. But I plan to revamp those walls.
My Blogging ~ Since starting this blog I have never really had much of a plan for it. I still don’t think I have a niche and I have come to terms with the fact that I am just going to blog about whatever brilliant idea pops into my head. And over the next year plan to revamp a lot of my ideas.
So if you had one word to choose that would sum up your year for 2016….what word would that be? Let me know in the comments.
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