Some bloggers I love recently had birthdays and marked those days making lists of the things they wanted to do in the upcoming year. I thought I'd jump on that bandwagon for my 31st birthday so here goes:
31 things I want to do in the next year:
1 - Lose another 45lbs.
2 - Run an 8 minute mile.
3 - Memorize the morning offering and pray it each and every day.
4 - Read more to my kids.
5 - Read more for myself.
6 - Spend one-on-one time with each of my kids every day, even if it's just 5 minutes.
7 - Get down and play on the floor more.
8 - Mop more often.
9 - Go to Adoration.
10 - Find out the "love language" of the people I care most about and make sure I use it.
11 - Go for more walks.
12 - Arrange to spend time with my Mom without the kids.
13 - Clean out my closet.
14 - Own less stuff.
15 - Stop worrying about how people perceive me online.
16 - Go to a concert.
17 - Share James' story with more people.
18 - Find ways to tighten our budget to get rid of debt.
19 - Look into parochial school for Lydia's kindergarten.
20 - Homeschool pre-school for Lydia doing school three times a week.
21 - Find more ways to honor Travis.
22 - Write James' story.
23 - Eat at McDonalds less.
24 - Spend more time with my grandparents.
25 - Write more letters to my friends in convents.
26 - Try new recipes.
27 - Cook with fresh produce.
28 - Buy a quarter of a cow from a local farmer. (Anyone wanna go in on this with us?)
29 - Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet more and teach it to my kids.
30 - Drink more water every day.
31 - Enjoy having a baby.