Well…another year has come and gone, and I feel as though I kept some of my resolution, kind of kept a few more and plain old broke a few other. But that has it is for many people, as long as you are trying, and changing you are succeeding in my book. Usually I hide little notes to remind me of those goals or little sayings I chant to myself every time I wake up or get in a situation. This year I have a lot of small resolutions like keeping my house, car, and kids tidy (yes, I have messy messy kids). Getting more organized and buy lots of bins so I can have a place for everything (I keep telling myself that there shouldn’t be a “junk drawer” if there was a place for everything). I will take more everyday photos/videos of the boys and everyday life. I want to capture the candid goofiness and silliness more.
But the big goals I have are what will be most heavy on my mind as 2014 starts.
Before I talk about my new years resolutions I want to say….
I love my work. Love it so much I just can’t stop. But there are things that need to change.
I need to stop caring about what others think, are saying about me, and/or judging me. I need to stop judging myself. I need to think that what I’m doing is for my family and for me. Not for others.
I don’t want to get caught up in things not being perfect. I need to let go. No matter what people say about my life or my work, I can’t do it all. If something isn’t perfectly pictured or explained, I’m sorry. I put at least 5 to 10 hours into one tutorial post that in the end I’m burned out and I want to just spend time with my family or clean my neglected house. I want my blog to be perfect, but to be a good mother and wife I have to stop being a perfectionist.
So, I need to find help. I have big plans for my work, my future career, and I can’t do it all myself – if I want to be also have a family. When I have a few minutes here, a few hours there, I’m working on my site.
This is a full time job.
I’m either sewing away, taking pictures, editing photos, drawing up tutorials, finding inspiration, and/or typing away on my computer. Honestly, its hard. Its time consuming. It can take place of being a mother, wife, and friend. And it can easily give me guilt. I can’t get a quality post out everyday and be a good mother at the same time. I haven’t found that balance yet. But this year I will make that a goal. To separate my work and my family time completely. I will spend the same amount of time, but spend it more wisely. Only thinking of my work in the morning or night and being 100% wife/mother the rest. The problem is I love it. I love all of it. I love my work and I love my family. I just need to balance it better.
This new year I will actually take to heart these things that have being weighing on my mind for years. Years! I’m actually going to make a change this year.
What are your resolutions?
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