Tuesday, January 14, 2014


My 2012 New Year's Resolution was pretty epic: to have my family living together by the end of the year (after 2 1/2 years and 1,060 miles apart). Accomplished by July. I was told then that I should always aim high, because if I could pull that off, I could do great things. In 2013 I made the resolution to get one family photo a month. That resolution came after trying to make our Christmas card with sub par photos. That was accomplished and this year the card was much easier!

What about 2014? My main resolution is to find a job that is as awesome as I am. My last job wasn't. I was in a hurry to find a job that would be part time so I could be at home with the kids, but somewhere along the way I came to the conclusion that I had gotten a Masters degree to make copies for people with PhDs. And cruise the internet for 4 hours a day since I could finish my work easily in an hour. Not only do I need more to keep myself stimulated, the world deserves more because I am capable of more. So, now when I look at jobs I remind myself to ask, "Is this an awesome job?" because I don't need to settle. My mini-resolution is not to become dispirited in the search because my last two searches were really depressing. So far I'm doing good and it helps that I have a part-time job subbing and a stipend job with Primetime lined up. Still, if I've learned anything over the last five years, it's that things always work out. Usually not in the way we wanted or planned. BUT sometimes better, sometimes not better and always working out.
January 3, 2014
Celebration In the Oaks
City Park, New Orleans

My second resolution is to keep up with the monthly family pictures!

And my third is to lose a pound a month. With middle-age it seems I have a few pounds that weren't here a few years ago and I'd like my clothes to fit like they used to!