Winter Magic

Winter Magic
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." ~ Ray Bradbury

Monday, December 31, 2012

all of that "end of the year" stuff

I just realized that my last post was over 5 months ago, right when I went back to work from summer break.  I guess "A working mom's blog" is more difficult than I had imagined.  It isn't that I don't have anything to say, things have been wonderful and busy, but I just don't have the time to sit and write them.  Maybe I even have too much to say lately.  I've been very involved politically - presidential election and issues at work, but I don't want this blog to be about that.  Recent events at Sandy Hook Elementary have gotten me involved politically again, and once again I don't want this blog to be about that.  So, I've not found the time to write here, but I have been writing.

I'm not one for new year's resolutions.  I set goals for myself all of the time, but not what I would call resolutions.  Here are my current short-term and long-term goals.
  • blog at least once a month (whether it be here or as a guest writer on another blog)
  • learn how to take amazing pictures with my new Nikon
  • upload those pictures in a timely manner and create digital scrap book pages with them as they are uploaded (instead of doing 100 pages of scrap booking the month before Christmas) 
  • get pregnant (still trying)
  • get back into my "teaching groove" - I need to find that passion again
I have other things that I am always working on, but I don't consider them goals at all, they are life choices I've made:  to be the best mom and wife I can be, to eat healthy and enjoy food, to cook for my family, to garden, to shop locally grown and organic when possible, to foster healthy friendships even if it means I have to be the one who calls, and to live my life with integrity.