Another year is coming to a close. It’s been a good year for our little family. We were blessed with the most important gifts of health, love and time together. We didn’t have any financial setbacks and enjoyed watching our daughter grow from a tentative toddler into a fairly confident and energetic preschooler. Still, as I look back at my Top 10 for 2010 post, I realize that I didn’t do as well in some of the goals as I hoped I would. Perhaps some of the goals were a bit ambitious, but the sad truth is that I didn’t check my progress against them as often as I should have. This will be useful to remember as I set out to plan for 2011. For once, I will limit my goals to four instead of ten, and hopefully this will allow me to focus on them better.
Health. This includes the same goal of exercising twice a week, eating better (more fresh produce and fish) and getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
Organization. This includes both organizing time and organizing space. We still have a lot of “mini-projects” floating around the house. This year I would really like to see them completed.
Traditions. There are a few things that we want to try to implement this year – a game night once a week, a “reading time” on the weekend where all of us read for an hour in the same room and special family trips/activities at least once a month.
Time outside. This actually ties in with the first and the third goal, but I would really like to spend more time outside. We have a pretty active and safe “playborhood”, and I would like to see Anna spend more time playing with peers rather than spending her time in adults’ company. I also hope to take up gardening together once the weather turns to spring.
I am looking forward to 2011 and wish everyone a healthy and peaceful year!