As January almost comes to a close, I think I’d like to join this blog hop to share what my 2011 life resolutions are. My 2010 was full of changes. My family and I moved to a new place, I quit my full-time job and I became pregnant. Just like 2010, I am anticipating some big changes again to happen in my life this year, the most significant is of course, Ziggy’s upcoming birth. With that, I resolve to achieve the following goals in 2011:
Be a better mother
I think for the past 9 years, I’ve tried my hardest to be the best mom I can possibly be to Zoe and Ziya but I know I can do better. I will try to become more patient, for instance, especially when it comes to assisting them do their homework. But most importantly, I want to spend more quality time with them, especially since there’s a new baby coming and I don’t want them to feel any less important. For Ziggy, my resolution is to breastfeed him for at least a year. I was only able to breastfeed Zoe and Ziya for a month and I hope to do better with Ziggy.
Focus on health
Kai just had an operation three weeks ago and he was advised to start losing some weight after a month. I think it’s something that he should take seriously especially now that he’s not getting any younger and has to think about his son’s future. I want Kai to be strong enough to be able to enjoy the activities that Ziggy will likely want to do with him. Also, I want to be able to be secure in the thought that we’ll grow old together since he already took his time coming into my life. As for my kids, I want to be able to provide them the means to engage in more physical activities, such as sports. Also, I want to learn more healthy dishes to cook for the entire family. I have to lose some weight too after I give birth and intend to work out as well, maybe in the form of yoga or barre classes. I am thinking of investing on health plans as well so that I wouldn’t have to worry so much about hospital and doctor expenses in case one of us gets sick.
Volunteer for a cause and stick to it
I’ve always wanted to do more for other people and help the society in general. Being involved in a cause I believe in is also a way for me to be a good example to my kids. So, this year I already started on this by joining KaEskwela, which I blogged about earlier in the week. I have a passion for reading and love collecting books and so I want underprivileged kids to also experience the joy that reading brings. Aside from this, there’s one other cause that I’d like to be a part of but I’m still in the process of researching how I’m going to get involved in it. For sure I’ll blog about it soon.
Be a better partner to Kai
As I have mentioned several times before, Kai taught me what love and partnership really means and I will forever be thankful to him for that. I’d like to show him just how much he means to me in every little way I can. I’m sure that with all the hecticness in our lives, more so when the baby arrives, our relationship will definitely be affected. So, I’d like to take more effort into spending quality time with him as much as possible and continue to build on our relationship.
Without a full-time job right now, it’s really a challenge to find ways to earn a decent income from home but I am positive that it’s not impossible. I don’t want to find myself in a situation wherein I will be forced to go back into the rat race and so I am exerting so much effort into earning from home.
Live, Laugh, Love More
Life hasn’t been easy for me growing up. It certainly has been such a roller coaster kind of life. I guess that’s what made me pessimistic, suspicious and cynical about things. It also made me into the obsessive compulsive worrywart that I am. However, certain events in my life also taught me that life is short and that we really have to try and live each day as it comes. So, this year, I vow to worry less and instead live, laugh and love more. Don’t you think that’s a better way to live?