A&C are currently nearly 2 3/4 and 10 months, respectively. By the end of the year, they will be close to 4 and almost 2. (Amazing.) These months will not be easy (with C in particular, I suspect -- I find ~10-20 months a particularly challenging age) but I know they will be memorable. I want to be present for as much of that -- mentally and physically -- as is practical. Yet I also want to work towards making sure I do some things that are just for me, too.
I always make New Years' resolutions (classic upholder), but I don't want to make very many this year. I do have a few that I can think of, and I'll write about those in a couple of days. But -- I do have a bit of a 2015 Want To Do list, so to speak.
Things I would like to do in 2015
Finish decluttering, Kon-Mari style
Properly train for and race a 5K
Take our first family Disney trip
Start A&C's college funds (set up and start contributing to Florida Prepaid)
Go on a girls' weekend with college friends
Go on a date weekend away with just Josh
See a live concert or play
Go out to a movie (we haven't done this since before Annabel was born. I know.)
Create 2014 photobook
Ideally also finish some home improvement projects (renovate unfinished guest room), but I don't want to create an unrealistic timeline.
That's . . . pretty much it, aside from a few more nebulous work goals (I need to get these clarified and on paper!). This is separate from habits I'd like to work on/establish (those fall more into the 'resolutions' category for me). It's not a long or terribly exciting list, but if I can check these off by the end of the year, I think I'll be pretty pleased.
Tonight's plans: to Josh's parents' house for family fun. We are all going to sleep over so that the kids' bedtimes (C's in particular) aren't an issue. TIIIIIIME to nap so that I have any hope of lasting past 9:30 . . .
Happy new year!!