My 2015 Want Tos

Here we are at day 2 of 2015.  I love, love, love fresh starts, goals, agenda, progress, self-improvement, etc.  My sister and mom joke on me a bit about it since most of the books I read are in the self-improvement genre.  I can’t help it!  I just love the possibility that we have as humans to make choices and to ultimately change to course of our lives by our free will.  I don’t want to get too bogged down in the ultimatums that some people give themselves this time of the year.  I admittedly cringe when I read the seemingly unattainable goals and resolutions that litter Facebook.  As a special education teacher, I definitely know the importance of achievable goals.  Here are my “want tos” things I want to do in 2015.

I want to lessen my coffee habit and switch to more green tea (notice:  I did not say eliminate!).

I want to continue my 3 regular work-outs a week habit.  Gym workouts are best, but I take what I can get.

I want to grow something (I’m thinking green beans?) this spring with Holden.  If you know me, you know that gardening is so not my thing.  I want Holden to be able to have fun with it, so we will grow a very small something that we can eat.  

I want to quit have dessert after dinner (okay, maybe lunch too) every night.  Instead, I want to make or buy one nice dessert on the weekend.  Treats shouldn’t be everyday.  That is why they are treats!

Be more in the moment with my family.  This can be tricky as I often multitask with Holden.  Is it more important to listen to him and look him in the eye when he talks to me or scroll through Instagram or race around doing a chore?  The same goes for Jake.  He does get neglected and put on the back burner sometimes (okay, maybe a lot of the time) behind the kid and the dog.

I want to continue my less meat eating.  We usually do at least one or maybe two nights of the week as meat free nights.

I want to commit to nightly (mornings are just too crazy for us!) time with my journal and devotional book, Jesus Calling.  

I want to give more a priority to sleep.  I can be very neglectful and brush aside my body’s need for rest.  

I want/We want to have a second child.  We have plenty of space since we moved into our new home in June 2014, and we are so ready to welcome another little one into our family.

I want to do another mud run this spring, but this will totally be affected by the “want to” above.  We’ll see how it goes.

I want to continue working as an elementary special education teacher.  In this realm, I want to focus on being kind to those I work with.  We spend so much time in our workplace, and I confess my first tendency is to be on the offense when various problems come up as they tend to do.  I also want to focus on kindness and patience with the kids.  This can be a doozy sometimes!

I want to visit family and friends this year.  I’m currently cooking up a visit to Staunton to visit Jake’s family there this spring.  I’d also like us to be able to visit the Natural Bridge near Lexington, VA.  Perhaps Charlottesville as well?  I’d also love to see my college roomie best friend again.  I visited her in Atlanta last Memorial Day, but I so want to see her again.  How inconvenient that we aren’t neighbors?!?!

I want to get ready of the rock/flower garden in our front yard.  It has a less than desirable shape and could be considered somewhat phallic.  Yikes.  I can’t wait to take that on some warmer day.  We also want to remove the glass doors from our tub. I hate bathing Holden, the dog, or myself for that matter!  It makes me feel claustrophobic, and Holden (and Roscoe!) are quick to take advantage of it and scamper down to the other end where they can’t be reached.  The Mr. is also in hot pursuit of a new roof.  Ours is looking a little worse for the wear.  I’d also love to add a kitchen island with some stools.  I’ll plop those pictures in below.

I want to make some type of DIY to showcase Holden’s artwork or schoolwork.  I found one that I love {pictured below} on easy, but I’m thinking I may try my hand at making one.

I want to date my husband more.  This is hard to do.  Holden has never been left with a babysitter besides his daycare/preschool ladies whom I trust completely.  He doesn’t even go to the Kids’ Club at our local gym.  So…if we want to go out to dinner or to a move, we wait until family visits.  This is hard too, because we want to hang out with them!  So far, I’m planning to ask my inlaws to keep H on Valentine’s Day.  They gave us an awesome gift certificate to a nice, grownup restaurant.  I’m hoping I can scrape together another date or two this winter/early spring.

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Images from Pinterest

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Link to Island

Link to Stool

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Link to Kids Artwork Display on Etsy

Happy Day 2!

Natalie

One thought on “My 2015 Want Tos

  1. Love those quotes, and how you termed your goals as “want to’s”! :] I need to incorporate a more consistent workout schedule into my life! My friend’s been wanting to visit the Natural Bridge too; I’m hoping I’ll get to go at some point this year!

    Happy 2015!

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