I am publicly anknowledging my New Years Resolutions this year…in hopes that this keeps me honest and I actually accomplish them. To start, maybe I shouldn’t call them resolutions. Let’s call them goals.
Over the past year, I have been a mom first, business woman second and wife third. Yes, you read that correctly. I feel like I’ve been a worker more than a wife, which totally and completely blows. (Yes, I said blows. It’s the truth.)
So for 2010, I want to be a better wife and a better ME! That means I need to take time for myself, for my friends and for my husband.
In my defense, I’m sure my husband will tell you I wasn’t a bad wife. But we had a newborn, an infant, a toddler…it’s very time consuming and doesn’t lend itself to a lot of date nights and alone time.
On to 2010.
In the new year, I vow to:
1) Go out with my husband at least once a month ALONE!
I think this is vitally important. We both get so busy with our jobs; I want us to remember to take some time for US… and that doesn’t include watching Criminal Minds or The Office.
2) See my friends more.
As I stated last week, I miss my friends. I need more girl time to feel like myself. I need to talk about ridiculous things that my husband doesn’t care about – like how all my clothes are worthless and I hate my hair. I need to listen to the silly animal noises my friends make and laugh until tears are streaming down my face as we look at ridiculous road signage.
I vow to figure out a way to see my friends at least once a month for coffee or a glass of wine. Bunco, Supper Club, Lunch, GNO….we’ll figure it out.
3) Start (and keep up with) yoga.
I have a confession. I’ve been to the gym ONCE this entire year. I just felt my muscles atrophy just typing that. OMG! That is incredibly pathetic.
I love yoga. I had even gotten pretty good a few years ago. Now I can’t even touch my toes. I bought a one month pass to the hot yoga place up the street. I’m going to go…I SWEAR!
4) Find an outlet for my passion for singing and acting.
I am a musical theater junkie. I adore Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and…well you name it, I love it! I sang in college. I did musical theater in high school. I LOVE IT!
But I don’t have a way to engage in it.
The year before the bug was born, I was taking some acting classes at a local community theater. It was incredible. There were just a few of us – some were good, some weren’t. But it was SO MUCH FUN! It was one night a week for a semester. I know I can find something like that again. Maybe if I’m lucky I may someday actually audition for a local play. Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s just make it through 2010.
So for 2010, let’s find some classes, maybe a workshop and just ACT (or SING!).
And I want to engage in more theater opportunities. It costs money, but I figure a few times a year won’t hurt. My husband already bought me tickets to see WICKED – WOOHOO!! He is the best!
A new year is about to get underway. Who know’s what it will bring? I’m excited about what’s to come. Wish me luck on my endeavors. I wish you the same for yours.
Happy New Year to all!