As I stood there putting on CJ’s pajamas I thought- I really need to be better about giving this dude a bath at an earlier hour.
You see, my secret mommy-hood confession is that I wait until it is super close to bedtime and then I’m too tired to give him a bath and then I think “I’ll do it in the morning” and well… I think you know how this story ends.
I need to do better, I thought.
This could be my New Year’s Resolution, I thought.
And then I laughed out loud and said “yeah right.”
I can’t resolve to do anything, y’all. I can make lists ’til the cows come home, but does that mean that I’m gonna do it?
I think resolutions are a great idea, if you can actually follow through. I know me. I won’t follow through. And not because I don’t want to, but because life will get in the way and I won’t be able to prioritize and my resolutions will fall to the bottom of the list and then I’ll forget.
I just need to get shit done.
Plain and simple.
I need to stop being a lazy behind on the sofa and get up and get my kid a bath.
I need to make dinner instead of calling the husband and asking for take out.
I need to say yes to reading one more story at bedtime.
I need to blog more. Read more. Dance it out more.
I need to be on time for things.
I need to fold the laundry.
Just kidding. That will probably never happen… at least until the kids are teenagers and then I’ll try to pawn that off on them. (Keyword: try)
I feel like usually, we know what we need/want to do, it’s just about making moves to do it. So, if I need to put more effort into making dinner, then maybe I need a meal calendar so I’m not staring in my fridge at 5 pm wondering what to cook. If I want to blog more, then maybe I need to write down all of my ideas as they pop into my head (or use the voice recorder on my phone) so that I have a running list of topics to write about when I am ready to write.
My point is. I just need to do it, not resolve to do it. Not make a list- because making lists has never really helped me. I have enough anxiety in my life, I don’t want a list to give me anxiety because I’m not accomplishing the things that I’ve written on it. Nope.
My hope for you is that you’re able to get it done this year. That you make memories. That you go after that thing you’ve always wanted to do. That you love harder, hug longer, run that extra mile, or get up and walk your first- whatever it is that you wish for yourself the only way to start is to just do it.
Get it done, y’all. This is your year.
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