Its a NEW YEAR and its only taken me FIVE whole days to write this. But I have reasons. We started our new year off with a BANG. Long story short, Bob was sick and I mean SICK. He collapsed on the bathroom floor, doctors aren't sure what happened, all we know is the drugs they prescribe him the day before say NOT TO TAKE IF YOU HAVE A HEART CONDITION. GREAT. Thanks DOC!!! He is fine now. I swear he has someone watching over him 24/7. Then my dear friend at work lost her Husband on the 1st day of the year. This has had me broken. Finding the right words to say, wanting to take away her pain and most of all watching her suffer through all this has been gut wrenching. I can't describe it.
So my MOTTO this year is.....can you guess?
A NEW START!
I hate New Years "resolutions". Why? Because does anyone REALLY and I mean REALLY accomplish their New Years "resolution". Well maybe some, but come on. Everyone wants to lose weight, everyone wants to eat better and everyone wants to have more money. I would love all those things, but there are steps you have to take. So I set goals each month. This month my goal is to plan out my year. I like to plan out vacations, time off, school stuff, look at our budget and see what we can or cannot do. I am a PLANNER, I admit. Next month...well I'll think about it when it gets here.
But the whole reason behind my motto of "A New Start!" I want my family to be closer. I want to have girl nights with my sisters, I want to have date nights once a month with my Husband, I want to have single one-on-one time with each of my kids and I want to spend more time with my Mom. Its healthy to have better relationships with those you love dearly. I want to focus more on my family and less on the drama going on in the world. Sometimes I think people are too tied up in politics and all that stuff that they have no time to think about anything else. Me, I HATE politics. Yup, I just said it. I also HATE all the things going on in our world. I hate all the crime happening.
I was thinking the other night. When I was a kid we didn't have the internet (okay we did, it was dial up, but you tied up your phone line), we didn't have cell phones, laptops, mp3 players, Facebook, Twitter and of course the newest Pinterest. My parents spent their time devoted to us 3 girls. We traveled, learned about things, played games as a family and all that. Its so different now.
So here's to A NEW START, I'm ready, are you?