CaseyLand: Mommy Style Monday: Resolutions

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mommy Style Monday: Resolutions

Oh hi. Yes, I realize I'm posting this several weeks late. Yes, I realize it is not even a Monday. One of my resolutions is to be more organized, so hopefully this won't happen again! (please forgive me!) I still wanted to write this post because I feel like it's good for myself to write these kinds of things down. I have several resolutions - and I like the word resolution because it stems from the word resolve, which feels strong to me. I am resolved to do these things!

1. Use my planner. I always have a running to do list in my head, and with two kids, it's taking up way too much space in my brain! I'm going to get in the habit of using a planner daily to track my to-dos.
2. Healthy Meals and Exercise. I'm using this program. I'll let you know how I like it! So far so good.
3. Put my phone down. I have a super bad habit of feeling naked without my phone next to me. Ugh, so lame.
4. Read one book a month. (or more!) I'm already on track with this one!
5. Date my husband weekly.

Kiana came across this post on Instagram and it really inspired both of us! First of all, I cannot imagine having the time to learn a new skill once a month - I wish!! But it was a fun idea to think of what talents and skills I would love to develop. So here are my answers to that question:

1. Teaching. For those of you who don't know, I used to be a fourth grade teacher. Once we moved to Indiana, I left the profession to be a full time mom and I honestly have never looked back! It's my mission to teach my own children now, and I'd really like to dive headfirst into it. Nathan is a super bright child, and I'm AMAZED at how quickly he picks up on things. His vocabulary blows my mind, and he knows all his colors and shapes, and an incredible amount of animal names and sounds. He can recognize a handful of letters and numbers, and can count to 6 if he tries pretty hard. So that's the thing, we have barely taken any specific time to work on these skills, he's just picked them up by listening and playing and that is awesome! I'd just love to make some more intentional teaching time with him, and really make learning those basic things fun!

2. Interior Design. Before I switched my major to Education, it was Interior Design. I've always had a love for making spaces beautiful, but after I switched majors, I definitely let that talent fall by the wayside. Now that I have my own home I've been slowly trying to pick it up again and really hone in on my own personal style. I'm getting there! My goal is to make my home beautiful this year.

3. Singing. I can't believe I'm even writing this one down. I have loved to sing my whole life, but I've been plagued with insecurities, not knowing if I'm good enough, etc. I am terrified to make this happen, but maybe writing it down will make me go for it? I don't know if I'm ready! I'd secretly (not so secret anymore) love to get singing lessons and really develop my "definitely can sing in tune" voice into a talent.

4. Krav Maga. Alex got it into his head that I need to take a self defense class, and I actually fell in love with the idea as well. I have heard about Krav Maga lately and it sounds super awesome! I emailed the company that does it here in Lafayette, so we'll see what happens! It would just be nice to know and have a plan for how to respond in certain situations.

So there you have it! My goals for the year. What are you hoping to achieve in 2018? Maybe you are hoping to achieve being a part of Mommy Style Monday??? Haha if so, click this link to sign up!

Let's check out the other ladies who participated:
Kiana at Glitter&Donuts
Monica at It's All About
Lauren at The Andrew Life
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