Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Beginning

I have never been big into the new year's resolution thing.  Maybe it has to do with me not being the best as setting goals.  I remember in college sitting in a class and being told that

"A goal not written down is merely a wish".  

That really struck me and I have remembered it ever since.  I find myself occasionally writing down small goals in the margins of my notebook at work, church, etc.  As the new year has approached, I have thought a lot about goals, and though I have failed at writing them down, I am looking forward to starting with a clean slate this year.  2010 was a fabulous year and I created many great memories, but I feel we left a lot of potential memories on the table.  When I reflect back on the year, I realize how much time was spent sitting at work or sitting at home recovering from work.  Colby and I have discussed this and want to really do better at using our free time wisely.  We constantly look back on our college years and remember feeling so pressed for time and realize how free we were then.  I know we feel busy now, but I know someday we will look back at this time and realize how much free time we truly did have.  If i were to commit to even one goal for the new year, it would simply be to make better use of our time.  I want to fill my free time with developing hobbies, studying scriptures, spending quality time with Colby, being a better friend/family member, and the list could go on and on. 

So here is to the new year.  2010 went out all to quickly, and I want to make the best of 2011 because I know it will go by just as fast. Happy New Year to each of you!


M.C. Sommers said...

I completely know what you mean! Whenever my friends in college complain about being busy, I'm like "Just wait!" And I'm sure moms with kids think the same thing about me! I like your goals. I feel like I need to start keeping track of how I spend my time because I probably waste so much of it. :)

Angela said...

I know exactly what you mean. Love this post. I think the same thing every day and then I think.. it will only get more and more busy when this baby comes along!