Nothing like a new calendar year for refocusing on how to better yourself, right? And nothing like listing 15 things that you’ll probably forget to do come February, but whatever. Seriously, I really like thinking about personal goals and resolutions. My follow-through isn’t great, but I like thinking about them. Or maybe I just like lists.
15 Things for 2015
1. Clean the linen closet. A random thing to list as number one, no? If you saw my linen closet, you’d understand. And no, I’m not posting a picture.
2. Read more. I like reading. I don’t do it enough.
3. Run a race or two. Gone are the days of 10+ races a year. But I’d like to do a couple. I’m thinking that signing up for a spring 10K will be a good way to jump-start my running.
4. Vacuum once a week. Or get a Roomba. Trying to convince Jason that it’s worth the $$$. That way I wouldn’t have to do the vacuuming. His parents have one and seem to like it.
5. Stop dressing sloppily, especially for work. I have this issue where I like to wear my clothes on the larger side. I don’t know why; I’ve always been like this. Oversized clothes just feel more comfortable. But I’m not talking about loose flowy tops (which I like too), I’m talking about jeans that are legitimately too large and falling off. Stop wearing these! Yes, they’re comfortable. No, they don’t look good. I’m looking at you American Eagle boyfriend jeans from like 2010.
6. Maybe try out StitchFix? Thoughts on it? Is it crap?
7. Blog more often.
8. Put more focus on my marriage. Go on more dates with Jason.
9. Related to the above – find a good babysitter. Laura, your sister still interested?
10. Go on vacation. With or without Alexander.
11. Stop ignoring the fact that your child is awake and probably standing in his crib right now so you can come up with 15 of these.
Okay, continuing 3 hours (and a 2.5 mile run, which didn’t take 3 hours) later…
12. Be more patient with the dog. When I was pregnant, I always thought that my relationship with Murphy would be the exact same after we had a baby. I’d always heard that wasn’t the case but I never believed it. Until I did. Murphy still gets a ton of attention and walks, but he can be super annoying. Especially when I’m trying to feed Alexander. I’m already stressed because Alexander doesn’t seem to get the concept of chewing and swallowing and Murphy is constantly underfoot barking. So I get upset with him. It’s not his fault. He’s a sweet and hungry dog. So, yeah, be nicer to him. He didn’t ask for a baby.
13. Get a promotion at work. Should I not write that here? It’s not like anyone that I work with reads this. At least I don’t think they do. Or maybe if they do, they’ll give me a promotion for putting it out there.
14. Get my anxiety under control. This is a big one actually. I have a huge amount of anxiety, mostly about Alexander but sometimes about other things too. I don’t quite know how to get it under control. Sometimes I’m fine and sometimes I’m not.
15. Lose that final 10 lbs. What’s New Years without a weight goal, right?