Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013

by Michelle

Yes, it is the end of the year and time to reflect on the year that is ending and think about the year ahead of us.  While 2011 was mostly spent trying to be prepared for being a parent, 2012 was 100% being a parent and I still have so much to learn about what kind of mother our daughter needs me to be.  So what would I like 2013 to be like?  More sanity and less insanity.  

To help with my sanity, I want to be able to stop feeling guilty about no being superwoman.  There will be days where my daughter needs me more and that will result in me not getting something done on my To-Do list.  For the most part, things can wait a few minutes, hours or even days.  This is something I really need to work on realizing.  Another big help to my sanity is to become more organized.  I am not expecting to have the spotless home that could be seen on pages of House Beautiful.  My goal is to be able to find things in a timely manner and have a system for being able to leave the house with everything I need for where I am going.

Just like many others out there, I do wish to lose weight and get healthier.  I have even posted here on my blog about this and really this is just something I want to always focus on.  Not really focusing on certain numbers, even though I do want to get to a particular weight, but once I'm there, focusing on being a positive influence for an active and healthy lifestyle for our daughter.  One of the items on my Christmas wish list was a jogging stroller and I received gift certificates towards the purchase of one.  Now I just need to purchase one and get my daughter and I out on some walking/jogging trails. So before 2013 is said and done, I would like to be happier with my appearance and therefore spending more time in front of the camera instead of always hiding behind the camera.  Looks like I will be spending some of my Christmas money on a tripod and remote for my new camera!

2013 will have it's fair share of insanity and not just with a little girl who will turn two in September.  2013 will be the year that I open my own little business on Etsy.  At first it will just be a few little girl clothing items and burp cloths.  As the year progresses and things go well, I will add to the collection.  I do not have a particular grand opening date set because I need to accomplish some of that organization goal.  Prior to getting this business up and running, I need to create a space for my sewing that does not include our dining table.  Our dining table will actually be used for dining since a certain little girl likes to climb onto our laps and eat what we are eating after she has had her own dinner.

One final hope for 2013 is that I do a better job at blogging.  I am not going to set myself up for failure and say that I'm going to try and blog everyday or a certain number of times a week or month.  My goal is more often and not just a post on what our meal plan is for the week and who won in our weekly weight loss challenge weigh-in.

So here's to gaining some sanity in 2013!