I absolutely love the holiday season. The lights, the music, the food (the FOOD!)... But like all good things (and bad things), "this too shall pass." So here we are at the start of a new year, a new decade, another new day where we have the priviledge of walking this life with our treasured family and friends.
For some people, the mark of the new year is a chance to set lavish resolutions that are vague or nearly impossible: Lose weight. Work out. Et cetera. I am hilariously bad at these. I usually forget by the end of January or get too bogged down in legalism of "how it should be" to get around to actually doing it. So, in response, this year I am setting simple, acheivable goals that are in-line with conversations my husband and I have been having anyway. "Goals" makes it sound less intimidating to my silly ears.
Goals 1 and 2: Serve at least one whole fruit at breakfast and one whole veggie at lunch and dinner. This may seem small to you; you're probably already doing it. However, there has been a significant lack of nutrition in the Preston household. Part of it comes from still being in college and therefore the college mindset. Part of it comes from the fact we both grew up in "meat and potatoes" households and I personally don't like potatoes. I've only just this year discovered that foods such as asparagus and pomegranet exist. Now's as good a time to start as any: I can't tell children to eat their veggies and have them respond, "But Mommy doesn't!"
Goal 3: Write thank you notes after receiving gifts or hospitality. This social nicety really can help to brighten someone's day and let them know they are appreciated. I bought some pretty cards and stuck them in my desk to help make this goal easier to achieve. I spent this morning writing the ones for Christmas!
Goal 4: Make a concious effort to call each of my dearest friends once a week, even if we can only talk for a few minutes. I have really let my friendships slide since getting married and it has only been recently that I realized how long it goes between talking to the girls who truly understand my heart. My husband is wonderful, but he isn't (and should never, ever try to be) a woman. "I'm too busy" can't be an excuse anymore.
Four simple goals, four little habits that can hopefully make me a better woman, wife, and friend. I think I can actually meet my goals since they're little and routine. Baby steps, right?
Are you a "resolution" person? Did you set goals to achieve this year? I'd love to hear, so that I can root you on, too!