Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year

So today while at the gym my friends and I were discussing New Years Resolutions. I have never been big on this. For me its pointless.. I do however make goals throughout the year to get me where I want to be. That just seems to motivate me more. Anyway... we were talking about this and one of my girlfriends said that rather than doing the typical resolution she was going to think of a word. A word for the year. Something that she knew she needed to be better at. Hers was prioritize. She wants to be better at prioritizing all of her "to do's". I thought this was brilliant. This is something I can do. So all day I have been thinking about this. Trying to come up with something that I really want to focus on this year. Something that will really put everything into perspective and get me going. Before I tell you what my word for the year is I want to tell you the thoughts that made my decision.

The last four months have been extremely difficult for me. I have had to learn how to function without my other half. I have had to learn how to hold down a job, be a mom and a dad to my beautiful children and to somehow try and have some "me" time (Ha. Ha. freaking Ha). I realized how important my family is to me. I learned how much I depend on my husband and how much I LOVE HIM. I also learned that I get really depressed when I don't get that gym time in. I never realized how not getting that time in I could become so sad... so low... so emotional... I LOVE the gym. Okay so I don't always love it, but I LOVE the way it makes me feel. I learned how much I need my kids. They make me smile, laugh, cry, scream, and sometimes really crazy but I LOVE them so much. I am very blessed. Have you guessed my word???

LOVE. I know it may seem... easy? I want to focus on spending more time doing the things I LOVE with the people I LOVE. I want to really show my husband how much I love him. I want to make him the happiest man alive. I want my kids to know that they are LOVED beyond words. I want to allow myself to be a little bit selfish and do the things I LOVE, I want to spend that extra time at the gym, I want to compete, I want to rock climb. I want my friends and family to know how much I love them. I feel like sometimes life takes over and those who are the most important to us get put on the back burner a little bit. LOVE! That is my word for the year. :)