Monday, December 17, 2012

Strive for Five

Since being turned to a new blogger (and by new, I mean new to me...) Lauren I have become obsessed with her blog. She is funny and witty and says things how they are. I like that in a person

Today she had a post about striving to accomplish 5 things this next year. I have never set resolutions before, I always kind of thought they were pointless, because I'd eventually forget about them. 

However, I want to give it a try this year. 

But I don't like the word resolutions...to me it is re-solutions. As if I have tried things before and they never worked out so I am re-trying the same solutions? But why would I try the same thing over and over again if it didn't work the first time?

 I don't know maybe I am over thinking that part...

But I like the word STRIVING. It means that you are constantly trying. It means you are putting your best effort into it. It means that although you may not reach your exact goal, at least you tried and you got somewhere. 

I figure you can't go wrong with trying...so I decided to make a list of things I want to accomplish this year. Hopefully, this inspires you to do the same. And maybe this time next year we can all look back and see what we accomplished.
Kisses from the Mrs.
If you want to do the Strive for Five with Lauren, link up at her blog  and do it along with us
                                       
Tanika's List of Things to Strive to Accomplish
(NOT in order of importance to me, just the order of them entering my brain.)
1. Get Back to my Pre-Pregnancy Weight.
I have kinda hit a road block since my milk stopped producing and I had to stop nursing. Since then I have been the EXACT same weight to the OUNCE, no matter what I do or eat. I need to figure out SOMETHING, because being at this current weight is killing me. I want to be BACK to pre-pregnancy weight BEFORE Grace's first birthday, that means I have about 6 months to accomplish this.
I BETTER do it WAY before I get pregnant again or I think I will die. 

2. Become an Active Service Member for the Church. 
I feel like my testimony just keeps growing and growing, but I feel like I don't do enough service for my fellow members and people in general. I want to branch out and do good for others. Things are tight here, but I know that others have it MUCH worse. Daniel and I have been blessed so much in just a year that I know we should give back to those who aren't as fortunate. It's something I have been thinking and praying about for awhile and it's something I really think I should do. The people of my old ward in Lehi were so kind and generous to me, and it set an example for the service I should show to others. 
3. BE MORE PATIENT
If this list was in order of importance this would be number one. The Lord knows I was not blessed with patience, and word to the wise--don't ask for patience because you will just get trials that test your already limited patience. I like things to be done RIGHT NOW and I have no patience for others being slow. ESPECIALLY when it comes to time management.  I have plans and when those plans get thrown off, I have no patience for it and I freak out. (I also respond negatively, something else to work on...) I want to be able to exercise the patience I want others to show to me. Definitely a "treat others how you want to be treated" moment.
4. Become a Better Cook.
I can cook...sort of. I can read a recipe and pull it off exactly as the recipe says. But, I want to be a cook like my mom or my grandma, who just throw whatever into a pot and it turns out awesome. I want to be able to know what spices go best with different types of meat, and I want to be able to cook with variety so Daniel doesn't get bored. 
5. Create a Nest Egg/Safety Net.
Daniel and I haven't really had the opportunity to save that much money as of late. We have a baby, and we just moved into our very first house, so the money is going to good use...but we know it's not good to not have a "rainy day" fund. We need to be able to have AT LEAST a month's worth of bills in the bank incase something happens. Well, we need to have a "just incase" fund anyway. I think that once we start getting into the habit of putting money away, that it will get easier (sorta like Tithing). I am hoping that by this time next year we have at least three months worth of bills saved. (And have also put more towards Grace's college/wedding savings) 

Those are mine! What are yours?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you decided to join me with this! I love your five!! I feel the same way about cooking - but I can't even really follow a recipe! My husband on the other hand, can just about mix any ingredients together and make a master piece. And don't even get me started on patience... these are all really good, I'm excited to hear how your progess goes!

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