Monday, January 6, 2014

Some thoughts for 2014

Warning: This post contains zero pictures of my children.  If that is why you stopped by (Sarah), then you are out of luck.  Try back tomorrow.  Onward...

Inspired by the amazing Ann Voskamp, I've decided that instead of just one resolution this year, I'd make twenty-five.  It sounds crazy at first, but hear me out.  First, how can I choose just one resolution when I am such multifaceted individual?  (By the way, so are you.)  Also, there is something about many reminders rather than One Big Resolution that seems less intimidating.  After all, I am bound to fail at something each day.  Such is the nature of humanity post-Eden.  However, with so many things to contemplate, I am bound to succeed as well.

I created my lovely little poster, Voskamp style, mainly for myself, which is why it contains lots of inside references.   That made creating it an exercise in itself because it made me reflect on the many areas where I have room to improve.  And sometimes just naming the problem takes some of it away, ya know? 

So this sweet work of art is hanging proudly on the side of the fridge where I can stare at it often as I cook and wash dishes, but since I spent so much time creating it (thanks picmonkey), I pretty much know it by heart anyway.  If, like me, you are inspired to create your own collage of new year encouragements for yourself, please share it in the comments.

Happy 2014!

I should probably explain a few of the more cryptic entries.

10-6= 8 - If I go to bed at 10 and get up at 6, I can get 8 hours of sleep.  Going to bed on time is not always my strong point, you see, so sometimes the math does not come out very well.

WWMMD? - What would Maria Montessori (who is my parenting role model) do?

Sister love - How can I show love for not just my bio sister, but all of the awesome women I know?

And lots more...but that's enough 'splaining for now.  Isabel is calling me to a picnic.  

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