I just learned about this, being away from the blogging world for a long time you miss out on cool projects and collaborations.
One of my favorite bloggers Kristine Foley of TheFoleyFam.com , hosts a monthly hop that shares all these 20 Wishes post, so I figured I would write my own, share it and see how many of them I could get done in the 9 months remaining until 2015.
- Take a family vacation.
- Make more money, to help support my family.
- Create more.
- Plan an awesome 3rd birthday for Abbey.
- Take a Honeymoon
- Figure out an EPIC anniversary gift for Charlie this year.
- Be healthier.
- Hit the 1000 followers mark, on all my Social Media accounts.
- Have my blog “become something”
- Choose my ONE LITTLE WORD and integrate it into my life everyday, then pick my 2015 word.
- Find balance in my life.
- Positively influence Audrey more.
- Enroll the girls in extra curricular activities.
- Make more time for my best friends.
- Do Yoga.
- Get Charlie on board with Meatless Mondays.
- Less digital time, more family time.
- Get a tattoo for my Daddy.
- Save some money for our down payment.
- Be happy.
So there you have it. These are my struggles in life, my wishes and dreams, and what I hope I can accomplish from today until the end of the year.
I have so much on my plate right now, some that I have welcomed and asked for more of and some that I’ve sort of been forced to take and have sort of pushed some of it to the side. I’d like to really find that balance where happiness and life come together and meet. Sort of an odd way to put things, but last year was just so hard for me, I’m still working out the kinks from the effects.
I’d like for this blog to become something, where I’m not going to have to put in as much work as I currently am, and let it sort of do it’s thing for a little bit. Unplug and have some family time with the kids and hubs. No phones, no computers, no Playstation 4, no tablets. Just the family. Parks, camping, picnics. It’s important that our kids remember growing up and doing epic and awesome things, the way I did. I am definitely planning for a family camping trip this summer when we get Audrey a lot more and have to worry about work less. And I can’t wait to share all of these things, as they happen, with all of you guys!
Being healthier is such a big deal to me too, eating more organically, and fresh, less preservatives and more greens. I’d also like to implement a “Meatless Monday” policy in this house and give everyone the “tough luck” face when they ask me where the meat is. I need to take back my role as the caregiver of the house, and stop letting the little one boss me around. When are there terrible twos gonna end?!
I also wanted to add “Pray More” to my list, but I didn’t. Not that I don’t believe, but because I like to keep my faith and beliefs private. I talk to God and my Dad everyday, so it is an important part of my life, that I will be adding as a secret #21 to the list.
That’s sort of all I have right now, this post was totally impromptu and because of that, it’s sort of willy nilly, but I kind of like that it’s unfinished and a rambling of thoughts, vs the structured posts I am used to making. It feels more like an honest look into my mind, vs me sharing a recipe or tutorial with you guys. I hope you enjoyed, and I hope that you’re inspired to create your own 20 Wishes list for 2014 (it’s never too late!)