I haven't made long lists of New Year's resolutions for years now. However I do stop each New Year's Day and reflect on what I have done the year before and how I would like to change things in the new year ahead of me. I also like to take in all the year before held for us.
2008 has been wonderful to us with so much to be grateful for. Jacob and Mackenzie's births, Erin making it through a very difficult recovery from surgery, and David walking on his own after a very slow recovery from surgery after shattering his heel. We are blessed with our children, grandsons, family and friends.
I did go through and get rid of "stuff"during 2008 however I need to do more of it this year, especially in the kitchen, bonus room and personal closet. It is so freeing to downsize and getting rid of clutter and things that are not used anymore. The hardest for me is kitchen related things and cook books. I will be strong!
This past year has not been a good one for me weight-wise. I gained quite a bit of weight and am the heaviest I have ever been. It hadn't bothered me so I did nothing about it. Now I feel I want to get back into a healthier life-style by walking and riding my bike again and eating better. This is something I would like to work on in 2009.
In reflection, I would like to do more this coming year in outreach and for our community as well.
I do look forward to the new year and discovering all it holds for us!