Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Change is a good thing. I believe that one small gesture can inspire a world of change. I also believe that people shouldn't just vow to change on one day. I think this is a continuing effort and should be done at all times, not just once a year.

I want to be a better wife, I want to be a better student, and I want to be a better mother. I want to lose weight, I want to save money, and I want to help change the world into a more accepting place for people with special needs. Its a lot of change that I want, and sometimes I don't know how I'm going to do it.

Change starts within. If I want to be a better wife, I've got to work at my marriage. Being a better wife starts with a positive environment to come home too. Maybe I had a crappy day with things blowing up left and right, but maybe he did too. We've got to work together to make things work and communicate when they don't. Lack of communication is the fault of everyone and we both have to strive to better it for each other.

To be a better student I have to put the hours into studying. I was not that great about it this semester. I used excuses and didn't make the commitment that I should have. If I want to be a better student, I need to set goals to only study and try to not let anything get in the way.

To be a better mother, I need to put some of my kids needs before my own. I do believe that you have to take care of yourself to be a better mother. Your kids will not survive long with a mom who doesn't take care of herself. I'm aiming for some personal time away so that I can be refreshed and ready to tackle the needs of all of my children.

To lose weight, I need to put forth more effort into actually losing weight. I need to exercise more and try to find a better way of eating. I'm looking into various diet plans that my whole family can do, because I don't want to cook seperate meals. I want to eat healthier and I want to feel better about myself. That must come from me, but if anyone has any better eating plans please feel free to shoot them my way.

To save money, I've got to start taking a better look at my finances and cut the fat. I am thinking about looking into Dave Ramsey's program to see if that would help us. I want to be able to save for things in the future.

To change the world, well when you all figure that out let me know. I just want things to be better with all and I especially want things to be more accepting with people with special needs more than anything. Please be more accepting of people with disabilities. Don't look at kids who are being 'brats' as being bratty, they could be having a meltdown. Having a child with special needs is a gift and I wish the whole world would understand just how special he is. Until that day comes, I will continue to advocate for him the best I can.

Don't resolve to change today, don't resolve to change tomorrow. Be the change you want NOW!

1 comment:

  1. Dave Ramsey's program... It's pretty simple. number1 priority is to put $1000 into an "emergency fund". number2 pay off your debt, smallest balance to largest. As you get the smaller ones paid off, put those payments into the next largest thing, and so on. number3 don't accrue any new debt. If you can't afford it, don't get it. Once you've paid off your debts, you can put money into savings to save for the things you want/need.