The past 2 months have been really hard over here. At the beginning of November I lost my sweet cousin, Robynn, in a horrible car accident. She was only 23 and left behind a husband of just 17 months and a beautiful 5 month old baby. In the following weeks I lost a dear friend who managed the quilt shop I worked at. LuAnn also taught me a lot of what I know about quilting. A few short days later my cousin Robynn’s grandmother passed. Norma was in the church I grew up in and was a Sunday school teacher. Another quilt shop owner passed and a lady in my Tupperware group. Such sadness. Needless to say Christmas wasn’t the jolliest of occasions and I am glad the holiday is gone. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t in the Christmas mood until it dawned on me one day that I was just sad.
Loosing Robbyn so fast really put things in perspective for me. I now know whats in important and I am trying so very hard to enjoy the little things in life. Which brings me to the point of this post. This year my New Years Resolutions are so different than last years. In fact I wouldn’t even call them resolutions. More like life changers. My 2015 Life Changers are:
-spend more time with my kids: I want to spend at least one day a month with my kids just enjoying them. Playing with them. Before I know it they will be grown and away to college or married. I need to enjoy this time with them.
-spend more time with my husband, Sometimes our lives get so busy that sadly the thing that gets put on the back burner is my relationship with my husband, I want to date more this year. Go on walks and talk more. And not just about the kids or bills but about each other.
-read more books. This is my goal every year. But its something I enjoy doing so much and I use the
excuse that I am too busy. So maybe my goal should be to be less busy and make time to enjoy life.
-be more organized. I have already started on this goal. I want less clutter in my life. I have already gone through and thrown away or donated so much stuff, I love having a clean house cause then I feel like I have more time to spend with my kids instead of moving clutter from room to room.
-make scrapbooks. I want my pics off my phone and in photo books. Project Life!
I do have some “goals” also. Just the standards. I want to get in shape and save money. Pay the car off and learn some new skills.
Hopefully 2015 will be better than 2014. Though some good things did happen this year. Vacations, triumphs, and fun times.