It’s quiet out there in the blogosphere tonight… at least, in my little corner of the blogosphere.
My littlest guy is going cold-turkey from the pacifier – we started at nap time today – so I’m preparing myself for a long night. Anything better will be considered a blessing.
Tomorrow is like New Year’s Eve for me. It marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. I guess I could call it “New School Year’s Eve.” It’s appropriate too, because it’s almost as exciting and full of promise as New Year’s Eve. The following day is a fresh beginning, the start of new possibilities, which are endless. I always find myself thinking about goals on New School Year’s Eve.
Some of mine for the coming weeks, months, and even year are…
1. Get back to running. We have a new puppy, and our schedule has been a little bit all over the place for the past month. My plan with the new routine in place for the kids, is to get back to running in the evenings.
2. Stick to the daily routine I have laid out! Sounds simple right? For some reason I do GREAT until Thanksgiving. Then after that break, I slowly deviate from the schedule until Christmas. Then we have a long break, and I have a very hard time getting back to the schedule as we move into the spring semester. I vow this year to head into the holiday season with the mindset of getting back into the routine immediately following the winter break.
3. Stick to my weekly meal plan. Again, this should really be simple. But sticking to my meal plan for each week requires me to stay ahead of the game, sometimes by a few days. If something unplanned happens – like me getting sick – it makes it harder to stay on top of things, and then I sometimes get behind and fall off the meal plan. The goal is that if I DO fall off the plan for circumstances beyond my control, that I get back on as quickly as possible.
Numbers 2 and 3 might seem like “control freak” items, but they’re not. They’re for the sanity and wellbeing of myself and my family. We need to stick to a daily schedule in order for the kids to complete everything they need to academically. I set a fairly “rigorous” routine so that we have room to be flexible and still get done what we need to. As far as meals, I’m big on whole foods and good healthy eating, so that one is self-explanatory.
These goals seem very large, and I know I have other, smaller goals. But right now, for whatever reason, I’m in long-term-goal mode. As others present themselves to my mind, I’ll probably blog about them, if for no other reason than to keep them in mind for myself.
Happy Labor Day to my friends observing the holiday, and Happy Monday to the rest :-).