Thursday, January 1, 2009

Resolution Time - Again :)

Well, it's January 1st....again. So, time for the big ol' resolution list....maybe this year I'll actually accomplish some of the things on there :D

So, I present for your viewing pleasure - Michelle's Resolution List 2009

This year I resolve....

To spend more time with my children doing this:


And less doing this:


I will use my exercise equipment less for this (and this is actually my own stuff):


And more for this:


Which, if all goes well, will help me look more like this:


And less like this:


When I am on the computer, I will spend more time doing this (but happier, of course):


And less doing this:


Or this:



I will keep my house looking more like this:


And less like this:


And I will spend less time in front of this:


And this:


And more time in front of this:


And this:


And this:


I don't just want to focus more on my family, friends, and writing. I always try to focus on them. I just want to do it better. I don't need more hours in the day; there are more than enough for what I need and want to do (most of the time) :) I just need to use my hours more wisely. Budget my time and stick to my goals. I can write and spend time with my husband and children and keep my house clean...as long as I get organized and scheduled and try my hardest not to get sidetracked. I can be a better mother and wife and daughter and granddaughter and sister and friend and writer and all around person if I just take the time to do what I need to do and stop wasting the precious minutes I have been given.

So that is my New Year's Resolution. To stop wasting my time. To make my minutes count. To lie in bed at the end of the day and not worry about what I haven't done, but be proud of what I have accomplished.

I wish everyone a very healthy, happy, and productive 2009!

3 comments:

ElanaJ said...

This is an awesome post! I love all the pictures! Good luck in 2009, I know you'll have a great year!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

What a wonderful visual post! Love it.

Archetype said...

I love your visual storytelling style in your blog -- you always have the perfect picture to tell the story!

And what wonderful resolutions! I wish you lived close by, because I am bored to death on a treadmill --I like to go out and walk at parks and nature preserves. It would be nice to have a walking partner to force me out and enjoy the scenery, too!