Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thanks, 2014!

In the past I have made New Year's resolutions but I always, always, always fall flat on my face.  I felt this weird pressure that I've GOTTA get it right in January or the New Year thing is a waste. 

So this year my New Year's resolution is to not have a New Year's resolution. 

Hey, it worked!!!  Or did it....

Instead, I pick one giant thing in our lives and focus on making that better. I go by the "school" year from September to August, not the calendar year.  Last year it was to have more of an accountability "system" to better track what the kids work on for schoolwork.  That went VERY well last year and I am slowly building even more into it as they take on more and more ownership of their learning and their ability to work independently on many subjects.  Even my headstrong Ava at age 7 takes on more responsibility for her schooling.

This "school" year resolution has been to take better care of our home and not need to depend so much on outside help to keep it clean.  That has been going well too, largely because I got back in gear with FlyLady's wonderful routines and zones.  Still room for lots of improvement but we're building on it. 

2014 brought on a lot of milestones—15 years of marriage, my 40th birthday, my parents’ 70th birthdays AND their 50th wedding anniversary.  Let’s see 2015 top that! 

I wish you all the best of luck in the coming New Year and many more!