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Yearly Recap / New Goals

Friday, September 20, 2013

This blog entry is a little overdue. Much has changed in my life over the past year. After working at the same company for almost 18 years, I made the decision to resign from my position. This was not a decision that I entered into lightly. I actually took a week off work to assess my feelings / life / goals / needs, etc. I'm home with my small children; and am happy to be able to be here. I have put my career on pause for a few years. Also, as many of you have read, we've welcomed a new member to our family. He's incredibly precious -- and we're all adjusting to each other and the new rhythm.

During the past few months, I've spent some time looking at how I was living over the past year (actually, couple of years). I let stress consume me -- and I wasn't taking very good care of me. This really affected me: body, mind and soul.

Now, I'm looking to make some significant changes in my upcoming year:
* to live a healthy lifestyle
* to meditate / center - each day
* to learn to be in the moment
* to finally learn to relax
* to use the present time to make my dreams come true
* to appreciate the good things in life / daily
* to be open to the potential of a future "calling"
* to quiet my inner critic / perfectionist / worrier
* to carve out time to write the story that is begging for my attention
* to change my relationship with social media

Most importantly, my biggest goal for the year is to be the best mom that I can be for my children -- and not completely lose myself in the process.

So, sparkfriends: what are your goals?
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    Here's a website that might take some of the sting out of not having that second income - http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.
    com. I haven't had a chance to explore it completely, but she has some fabulous ideas that work for a SAHM.
    2512 days ago
    Great blog Mel!! I look forward to hearing about how you are achieving each one!! Especially the calling......hmmm.

    I already know you are a great mom!! Enjoy this time with the kids. You deserve it!!

    2515 days ago
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