Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Start, Stop, Continue

Last year, Ella's teacher sent home a work sheet asking the kids to list things they wanted to start doing, stop doing and continue doing during the coming year. I liked this exercise better than making New Year's Resolutions. So I made my own list. I haven't done as well as I would have liked. I'm still not running as much as I had hoped. I'm still pretty hard on myself about everything. But I am still reading a lot. So here's this year's list.

Start: Being nicer to myself. Making sure to have one bit of "me" time each week, even if it's just spending an hour wandering through the book store.
Stop: Being my own worst critic. I'm still incredibly tough on myself. I never feel like I'm doing enough, even though I'm raising three kids, managing a house, maintaining a successful marriage, and working part time. I need to remember that it's ok if the laundry doesn't get folded immediately or if the floors aren't spotless.
Continue: Reading. Learning. Running. Knitting. Taking joy in my kids and my husband and our friends.

Happy New Year to all. May 2008 be filled with peace, love, health and happiness.



MadMad said...

Wishing you only good things in 2008! Happy, happy!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You do NOT get to complain about the cold if your kids are still bike riding. We are SERIOSULY under 3 feet of snow (total accumulation from last few storms) and it's still snowing!!

And NO...it is absolutely essential that a 37 year old woman can list her farotie Muppets. My second favorite is SWEETUMS!!


Anonymous said...

Yes. Definitely stop being your own worst critic. No value there.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Yes, more knitting, definitely.