Happy New Years, everyone! I hope today finds you rejuvenated and well rested (which is our case since we stayed in), ready to embark on a new set of 365 days. Or, I hope this day finds you incredibly hung over from having a blast celebrating last night – either or. I was talking with some friends recently about New Years resolutions, and most of us agreed that we never make any because we never keep them. But I want to make some resolutions – some goals for things I’d like to do to improve my life, period. Not just this year, but for the long haul. Overall tweaks to my life, instead of unattainable pipe dreams that I know I won’t stick with. Those I should be able to keep, right? Here’s hoping.
Health it up real nice. Yeah, yeah, the most common New Years resolution ever – to lose weight. I feel that my husband and I do a pretty good job of eating well, staying active, etc. but I want to be sure I’m doing everything in my power to remain healthy and happy. You never know when something can pop up and make you wish that you had taken better care of your body – health is so important to overall happiness and I want to keep that in mind with every food/lifestyle choice I make for myself.
Be a better wife. I hope that I’m already a good wife, but I want to improve on that even more. We’ve known quite a few couples recently that have had problems and hardships, and that really reminds me that marriage is hard. It’s WORK. I don’t think that everyone realizes the amount of work that you have to put into a relationship with another person, but I want to remember that. And remember to cherish how lucky and fortunate I am to have that relationship, and keep it going for the long haul.
Listen to more music. Random, I know, but I used to be quite in love with music. I listened to it every free chance I had and then some. With life, a house and a full-time job, some of that music listening time has gone by the wayside, and I miss it! We’ve recently been turning off the TV more and playing Pandora through our Bluray player and I must say that it’s a pleasant change. I think we, like most young couples, get in a rut of coming home after work and turning into a zombie in front of the television. I want to work on using some of that downtime for music, and reading – and any other things that won’t turn my brain into mush. Except Friends marathons, of course. Those can stay.
Live in the moment. I think my husband and I are at that age where we feel like we should be “figuring things out”. We should be moving into our forever home, and should be starting a family. We should be working towards something in our careers and should start to feel like we’re figuring life out. Psh. We’re definitely planners, so it’s hard for us to not be working towards a goal, but I want to try to just LIVE. If we want to have kids before the financials are in place, so be it. If we want to buy that new great thing, even though it’s not part of the master plan, so be it. If we want to ignore the people who are telling us we should have kids by now and just enjoy being together, so be it. I want us to remember that nothing will ever be perfect and that we should just enjoy each day without worrying about what tomorrow holds. Carpe diem or something like that.