I welcome you with open arms, 2011.
This year I resolve to be DETERMINED...that is, determined to accomplish my goals, to suppress any anxieties that may arise, and to challenge myself to be the best wife, mother, daughter, friend, teacher, colleague I can be.
No more half-ass.
Dammit, I am going to
I am going to find the balance between family, self, and work that I crave to function without resentment toward any of the former.
I am determined to lose weight. I WILL lose weight. I refuse to enter my 30s still carrying around baby weight from 21+ months ago. (Any blogging friends who are trying as well and want to buddy up, feel free to send an email!)
I am determined to learn to cook (better).
I am determined to be more frugal in the ever tightening economy and uncertainty with Ryan's job.
I am determined to stop going to Rutter's for coffee and use my Keurig on a regular basis.
I am determined to use the public library first before indulging in purchasing books.
I am determined to stick to the necessities when shopping at Target.
I am determined to continue advocating for my daughter and others with Down syndrome.
I am determined to educate others on the insensitivity and lack of class they show when choosing to use the "R-word".
I am determined to place my faith in God for situations that are out of my control.
I AM DETERMINED.