1. GET IN SHAPE
I have been a slug lately and it doesn't feel good. It feels BAD. I'm not talking about training for a marathon, or joining a crazy boot camp. I just want to incorporate exercise and movement into my daily life. I haven't always been a slug. In fact, there was a time in my life when I was in GREAT shape and it felt so good. I want to get back to that. I know it is good for me, both physically and mentally!
2. EAT RIGHT
I know these first two things are so cliche for new year's day, but I also know that they are the key to my true happiness. I have given up "poisonous" foods before, such as sugar, sugar substitutes, white flour, grains, and processed foods. It is the "secret" to my well-being. Those poisonous foods make me feel sad, anxious, fat, slow, and mentally clogged. Not to mention bloated...ugh. So, why do I keep going back to them? I think I am done with that...not just for a few weeks but forever (???!!! did I just make a commitment?). You heard it folks...now it's in writing!
3. DO MORE SOCIAL THINGS
I am a bit of an introvert. Okay...more than just a bit. I am SHY and socially awkward. I am sure most people feel that way, but it holds me back in a lot of ways. I say no to things when I really want to say yes. I really love people, but they scare me in a lot of ways. I want to be liked and respected and fun and I put way too much pressure on myself to be those things. So, I am going to be "Yes Woman". Or at least I am going to try.....
4. BLOG MORE
I started this thing and I want to take it more seriously. I enjoy it so I want to do it more. Nuff said.
5. TPT MORE
I enjoy creating things...especially things that other beautiful teacher people appreciate and find useful. TPT has been a special part of my life that's just for me. It gives me a connection to colleagues around the world, some extra spending money, and it is something that makes me feel good about myself. I haven't put as much time into my store as I'd like. I have decided that I want to give it the attention and focus that it deserves....not just as a hobby.
6. AMPED UP FASHION
I love fashion. I am definitely NOT a fashionista....but I'd like to be!! I want to improve my wardrobe and fill my closet with less frumpy things and more sexy/edgy things. I don't plan to spend too much money on this (if that's possible), but much more time than I have in the past. I will not be wearing heels and dresses to work any time soon....I'm talking about taking a few baby steps...in some darn cute boots!
My husband and my son deserve a better me. I want to spend more quality time with them both this year. My son is growing up and changing so fast. Soon, he will be a man and I will have to nag him to call me once in a while. My husband has a lot of health issues and life can be difficult for him. I want to make some happy memories together this year. I think maybe a family vacation is in order......
My daughter passed away in 2014, under some pretty traumatic circumstances. I'd like to spend time with her too this year....working it all out....healing, forgiving and being forgiven too. That's a journey that will go well beyond 2016.
8. VISIT THE OCEAN
There is something about the ocean that touches my soul. Seeing it, standing in it, hearing it.....centers me and helps me to re-prioritize my life. I plan to visit the ocean this year....even if I have to drive.....from Michigan.......across the country! As a matter of fact, I'd like to set a goal of visiting the ocean once every year!
I am sure there is more that I'd like to do this year....but those are the things that I've been pondering. I know most of you come here to my blog for teaching ideas and inspiration....so I hope you don't mind that I've just talked about ME! I'd love to hear about your hopes and dreams for 2016. Don't be shy....get it down in writing!
I know this doesn't exactly follow the CURRENTLY formula....but I am linking up anyways (I'm already taking new risks in 2016...LOL!)!