Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011!

Cork and calendar
It was somewhat exciting to watch all the revelers in NYC celebrate (and dream that maybe one day my husband and I could stay at the Marriot overlooking Times Square on New Year's Eve -- this one is way too lofty for my list of resolutions though) and to think about the new year (after I wanted to dust off my BSB cd). Still feels the same today, but if left on life's cruise control, each day can always be the same, either going forward simply by chance or, more often than not, drifting backwards.

As a college student many years ago, I decided to make 3 resolutions -- one was academic, one was spiritual, and one was social (I was actually quite shy then.). Amazingly, each year, those 3 goals would be met, often in miraculous ways. I'm anticipating most if not all of these would also become a reality, and I've tried to reformulate the categories to better fit my life now, but I'm still discovering what all my life entails!

I know yesterday, I alluded to some rather broad resolutions for Discovering the Me in Mommy. But I need to delve into it, just a little more, so that I do make the best of these resolutions and goals, making 2011 not just a great year but an exceptional one.

Discovering the Me in Mommy's Goals
1. Get to 200 Facebook friends before the end of January (and there'll an awesome giveaway from Sweeter than Sweets when Discovering the Me in Mommy's resolution is resolved)!

2. Post more of my thoughts (with the help of the Blog Dare) and build up my readership

3. Be content with the rate my readership grows!

Personal Spiritual Goals
1. Read my Bible and pray each day, willingly and whole-heartedly.

Personal Social Goals
1. Learn to more happily serve my family, even especially in the mundane activities.

2. Find ways to invest in other women's lives.

3. Make sure to care for the ME in this mommy by drinking more water and exercising regularly.

What are your resolutions?!?


  1. It is good to create realistic and reachable goals. It would save the disappointment and negative feelings when you can't achieving them.
    Nice list of goals!

  2. Happy New Year! It is amazing how much so many of us have in common. It's so common to find and yet I am always amazed. I am a new follower from the weekend blog hops and to help you reach your FB goal I am #155 Love that...just 45 more to go and you'll be there before the end of the week! Our resolutions of similar ~ I've got my glass of water sitting right here...sip, sip :-) I look forward to following your journey, gleaning some inspiration, and getting to know more about you. You can find me over at and ~ Blessings, Janet

  3. These all sound like excellent goals for the new year. Happy New Year to you

  4. I also catergorized my goals as a way of helping me focus. You have a great list here! Best of luck to you in 2011, I look forward to reading more from you.

  5. I was SO ready to read my Bible Today. I was to drop the kids off at a park and go to Borders and read my new Bible. I got to Borders and my Bible was NOT in my van. I have to go look for it now.

    Stopping By from Weekend Blog Hop! Adding you to my Follow List