Dang, Life.

The months have been flying. The proof is in the fact that I haven't posted since September. WHAT?

Thanks to the Best Christmas Surprise Ever (a new macbook), it no longer takes me 10 minutes to open Chrome, so I actually have a desire and reason to start writing a bit more. Let's hope it takes this time.

Since it's the start of the year and everyone is writing resolutions, I thought I'd join in, and share a bit about why I'm resolving to do what I am:

1. Read the bible every day.
So far, so good. I'm taking part in the #365DaysofTruth challenge on She Reads Truth, so that's keeping me in line! I always say I want to dive deeper into the Word, but this is an awesome opportunity to live it out. It's not too late to start! Here's the detailed list of readings for the year. Use the app! Join me!

2. Take a photo every day.
I've actually done this every day since Tyler was born, but I want to be sure I'm keeping it up. She changes so rapidly and I want to be sure I'm keeping track of every moment. For me, baby books don't do much, but photos help me remember exactly what was happening at the time.

3. Sweat More.
Pre-baby, I had lots of time on my hands for working out and I did NOT take advantage of them. Now, it's a lot harder to carve that time out of my day (and I can't imagine how that will change after another baby or two). However, I can take long walks with Tyler, or use her as my weights and get an arm and leg workout, etc. It's tougher, but not impossible. As Bobby said today when I was hemming and haw-ing about whether to go for a run or keep working on the Laundry Mountain in our room: "You going to keep making excuses or are you going to go on a 4-minute run?" Something is better than nothing at all.

4. Worry Less.
More specifically: worry about what people think of me/my decisions less. I'm a grown woman, a good wife, and a darn good mother. If anyone has a problem with the way I'm living my life/supporting my family/raising my daughter...they can tell me. And I can shake it off.

5. Be better to myself.
I've found that I only give myself top-notch treatment if there's something in it for someone else (looking good because Bobby's taking me to dinner, taking perfect care of my nutrition and hydration because of my milk production, etc.). As a woman, but particularly as a mother, it's easy for us to lose sight of ourselves as we care for our families. Not okay. I am just as important and deserve just as much care simply because this is my body and my life. I'm not going to get a do-over. None of us will. I better keep it in the best shape possible on the first go-round.

What are you doing for your New Year's Goals and Resolutions?


Lindsay Sweeting was in the world of Marketing and Publicity in her previous life. These days you're more likely to see her running after her toddler than running a meeting, but she does her best to find time to create new recipes, come up with fun activities for her daughter, and write about the craziness that is life in the Sweeting house.

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