Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

Before you think I've lost my mind with that title, let me explain. Tomorrow is my birthday. I'm trying 27 again, because 27 wasn't such a bad year. (Plus, I've temporarily misplaced my birth certificate, so I can be any age I want to be, right?) I never make and thus, never keep resolutions in January.

Several things have been on my mind in the last few weeks. These are things I feel I need to change about ME. Things I haven't been doing or things not done as fully as they should be. Hopefully, I'll be more accoutable to y'all than if I kept them to myself. Here goes.

  1. Lose weight. (Currently on track here, but I need all the reminders I can get. . .)
  2. Exercise AT LEAST 3 times a week.
  3. Write in my prayer journal at least 4x week.
  4. Read my Bible EVERY DAY.
  5. Read with both kids at least 4x week.
  6. Pray WITH both kids at least 5x week. (I'm really bad about this one.)
  7. Keep a cleaner house. (I'm not really sure how to state this one objectively, other than to say anything is progress. . .)
  8. Eat out no more than 2x week. (This one sounds easier than it is. . .)
  9. Begin a recycling program at home.
  10. Start buying more natural and organic products for home use.

Comments? You know comments make me happy, people!


Amy said...

I'm proud of you and your willingness to make changes in your life and your family's life to make things better!

CC said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'll be 28 again next year. That was a good year for me. ;)

CC said...

PS: as your pre-birthday present, I've just tagged you

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Rachel,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!
. . . and MANY MORE

A few things my Mother taught me:
1. Life isn't fair, and it never
will be.
2. You are only as old as
you feel.
3. Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see.
4. Commitment means just that.
5. You can achieve anything you
set your mind to.
6. Human beings will never be
7. Unconditional love is the best
kind, especially when you give
it to yourself.

And the Rolling Stones taught me the most important lesson of all:

You Can't Always Get What You Want,
But If You Try Sometime You'll Get
What You Need.

This one I learned all for myself:


Most importantly, my personal philosophy is that LIFE IS JUST TO SHORT, SO LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST.

Happy Birthday Rachel,
Your new friend Lori

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

Thanks y'all for the birthday wishes!!