Like many other hopeful people, I have decided to work on some resolutions for the new year. Personally, I thought that 2010 went pretty well.
- I completed a semester at UVU and got A's (well, one A-). I have always loved school, and besides math, I've always done pretty well. Someday I will graduate, but I know that being a mom is the most important thing I can be doing right now. It was nice to have an opportunity where schedules worked out, and I could attend school. One semester closer to a degree!
- I worked in a supporting role and finally saw Nate graduate with his BS in Business Management. This has been a long time coming, and I am still bursting with pride. Nate isn't a "school" type of guy per se, so this degree is a big deal for our little family.
- Nate got a job! Nate's working hard in sales at a company called Doba, which gives me the opportunity to stay at home with the kids. I know it isn't for everyone, but being a stay at home mom is incredibly rewarding for me. I can't explain how much I love it, and how grateful I am to my husband to make this choice a priority for our family.
- I got a job! (Sort of...) I have found a way to contribute to the family income without sacrificing time at home with the kids. I picked up a job as a freelance research assistant for a marketing company here in Utah County. I write web content and do basic research from home, and it is something that is very flexible and fun for me to do. The big plus-I don't have to change out of my pajamas if I don't want to. :)
So all in all, 2010 was a great year. But of course, I want 2011 to be even better. So, these are some resolutions I have made:
- Go to the temple once a month, minimum. Try to find a time for Nate to come with me.
- Help Sylvia become a confident reader.
- Work with Ben to build up his pre-reading skills, and meet other goals of his education plan.
- Focus on improving my homemaking skills. Personally, I know I'm a better mother than homemaker, so I'd like to find a better balance.
- Stop comparing myself to others. We all have different challenges. I need to learn to accept this. There will always be someone who has more than me. But I need to remember that there are a lot more people who have less than me, too.
There are lots of other things I want to work on, but I think this is a good start. I'm sure that 2011 is going to be a great year.