Last time I wrote about last years goals and how they went. I remembered I called them goals last year, because I think "resolutions" is a stupid word with unreal expectations. Goals give you room to mess up and keep going without feeling defeated. With that in mind, here are my goals for this 2014 year. :)
Be able to roll with the punches more often.
*This includes becoming a better traveler.
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am the worst traveler ever. I am such a schedule person that when things go wrong (and when I am traveling, they inevitably do...) I kind of freak out and get really angry, really quickly.
That is the same for most things that go wrong, outside of most situations with Grace. I don't handle the "Plan B" well. I like things a certain way and I am none to happy when that certain way fails. Even if it's just a smidgeon off my original idea, I get upset. It's a BAD BAD BAD habit and because I am not on my own anymore where this way of behaving is okay because it wasn't hurting anyone else but me...now I have got to change it because I really just don't like what it does to me and how I treat the people around me because of it.
This year will be full of traveling come spring time and I hope I keep this in mind. My mother in law is giving me a sign that says "Life is made in Plan B" or something like that. I think that is a perfect motto for me, and one I seriously need to embrace, especially with Grace getting older and us about to expand our family.
Work on expanding our family by one.
This is the year for us. I am not gonna say "get pregnant within a month". I am not even saying I need to have the baby before 2014 is over, it would be ideal, but I am not stupid enough to think I control that. We would just like to be pregnant within the year and either have that baby in 2014 (fall is ideal for us) or at the beginning of 2015. I am not gonna put too much pressure on us in this department, if it doesn't happen this year, it doesn't happen. But I do consider it a goal so it deserved a spot on this list.
Lose 15-20 lbs.
This week I am going off birth control. I know that the IUD is aiding to me not being able to lose the last bit of baby weight. I got a prescription that will DEFINITELY aide me in losing the weight, but it's scary and Daniel and I both agreed that it's not the right option for us. So, I am going off the IUD so that I can lose the last bit of weight before we get pregnant again. Having a healthy pregnancy this next go around is super important to me.
Look into finishing my degree and have a plan for 2015
As it stands I am about a year away from graduating with my theatre education degree. Once we get to our first duty station, we want to look into local schools with my degree options so that I can get that degree!
Read the entire Book of Mormon at least once.
It's really important to me to read through this book this year. I think it will help my testimony and I am sure reading it with Gracie will start to help with hers when she is older :)
All in all, I am pretty excited about these goals and more excited to see what happened with them this time next year.
Wish me luck!