Thursday, January 5, 2012

I've never really been one for New Year's Resolutions.

Perhaps that's because I only ever think of the usual stuff like: "journal more" or "eat veggies".  Ick (to the veggies, not the journaling).  As it turns out, I've been resolving several areas of life for the last six months or so, and therefore I didn't really have any new and improved resolutions for 2012, just a continuation plan.

I'm going to share what I've been working on for the latter part of 2011, and then I'll elaborate over the next few posts...which will actually happen soon, because I'm going to type them now and post a little at a time, thus outwitting myself.  Hopefully.

1.  Be intentional with my time.  Don't waste it and then complain that there's not enough time to get things done.

2.  Simplify our stuff.  (Remove clutter...ugh!)

3.  Save money.  (Make Emily's food, for starters.)

4.  Do my job.  (Make meals each night, do laundry, and generally have a presentable house.)

5.  Deal with the little stuff in my life that's keeping me from being who God wants me to be.  (Ahem...Dr. Pepper.  Don't underestimate the power of addictions!)

6.  Raise Emily as well as I possibly can to know and love God, His Word, and His ways.

7.  Create traditions for our family. 

8.  Look nice for Matt and Little Bit.

9.  Make cute stuff.  (Crafting is important.  I'm a recent convert.  I'm still working through this one, but I will post cute things as I steal ideas from other people and make them.  Thanks primarily to Tara and my in-laws for sucking me in with your adorable-ness and making me say, "I can do that."  Sigh.)

So, that's what we'll be discussing over the next few posts.  Stay tuned.


  1. A lot of these are on my resolution list as well. Again...more of a continuation of goals from last year. But, I do hope to accomplish a lot this year. My main goal this year? FINISH things.

  2. #7 is an important one that a lot of people don't think about...and it's great that you did! Have you by any chance read Noel Piper's book on the subject? Mary and I read it a couple of years ago, and I found it really valuable and useful.

    The book is available free online from DesiringGod, by the way:

    As for your full list: wow! Keeping all nine of those resolutions will be a full-time job in itself! :-)

  3. What a list! I'm impressed, and look forward to hearing more about it. :) -Chera

  4. This is a very inspirational list, Tiffany. You have inadvertently encouraged me to write my own goal list. I didn't do New Year's resolutions but I'd love to start some life changers of my own. (By the way, Pinterest would help you with #9. There are billions of awesome ideas to be found. If you haven't received an invite, let me know and I will share one with you.)

    Keep never know the full impact you have!
    Thanks!! Christi