Goals for 2014

My goals for 2014….  Last year I didn’t make any resolutions.  This year, I am calling them goals, not resolutions.  Somehow the word goal, seems less daunting, more realistic.  There are all these statistics out there about resolutions don’t really last, but there is something about the new year that gives me hope of a new beginning, an opportunity to do something different, be better at things that are important to me.

Be a more patient mama

I seem to get frustrated easily about the little things, like getting out of the house in the morning.  Of course, being patient often means slowing down and meeting the kiddos where they are at instead of where I need them to be, which isn’t much help in the morning rush out the door. But they need me to be more patient.  I need me to be more patient.

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Be a better wife and co-parent

This probably also means being more patient, but also having more fun.  More fun as a family, but more fun as a couple.  More date nights or time together just us. Less time feeling frustrated and impatient.

Be a better blogger

I think that most bloggers struggle out there with the balance, with the commitment, with the resources. Sure, if I didn’t have to go to work or take care of the kids I could be an awesome blogger! But there just isn’t the time.  I need to re-evaluate what I post and when.  I want to write better posts, not just post because I want to, making that transition from blogger to writer…

Refocus on my career

I made some changes in my career/work life after Connor was a toddler and we decided to try and have another baby.  There was no doubt that my career was going to shift in my priorities.  I went from being ALL career to being a working mama.  I took a different position at the college I have been at for 12 years which allowed me more time and energy for my family, but less pay.  I need to become reinvested in my career and my long term goals. I am not sure really what that means.  Right now, I am feeling like it is much more of an emotional investment, than a change.

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8 thoughts on “Goals for 2014

  1. These are great goals. It sounds similar to what I have set for myself, all that & keep a tidier home. I find myself frustrated often. I have to remember that my munchkin will only be this age for so long & that I have to embrace every aspect of it, the good & bad because before I know it I will be wanting it back. Good luck with your goals & Happy New Year.

  2. I like the word goals too – so much better than resolution! I too am a working mom and also re-evaluting my career this year. Is it something in the air?? Thanks for joining the Thumping Thursday bloghop.

  3. Thanks for joining us at Time For Mom last week! Hope to see you there today! Love your goals. I agree with you on being patient and a better co-parent! I’m trying to do this myself.

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