So I'm going to jump in and team up with some bloggy friends and blog about my resolutions for the upcoming year! I LOVE starting a new year. It's SO refreshing and fun. So I'm starting a bit late on this, so I'm going to start with where I need to and then in the following days go back and hit the ones I missed. :)
Goals for Downtime! Downtime? What's that? Maybe that's where I should start. I need to carve out some time to just BE. Relax, read , do something I love, take a bath, or whatever will qualify as ME TIME.
Spend more time with family! I have the sweetest little family and my goal is to spend more time with them. Maybe that means having a movie night at home, going out to dinner as a family, going swimming at the Y, or going to the zoo. Or maybe it's just all snuggling for a few hours on a Saturday morning!
I have such a love for doing creative things, but I always find an excuse that I don't have time. My newest found love is beading! A friend of mine got me hooked on these Swarovski crystal beads. Well, over Christmas break I decided just to learn how to make them myself. I *LOVED* doing it! It was sooooo relaxing and I loved just doing something for myself. I also love to paint! My playroom is flooded with painted canvases by moi. It's such a neat personal touch. I really want to get better! And finally, with my fancy camera, I've taken a newfound interest in photography! I love trying things out and looking at shots I've taken (like the flowers below). All the photos below are things I've created.
With Pinterest, there's no excuse that I don't know what to cook. ;) Actually, I'm blogging and munching on some AMAZING buffalo chicken dip right now! The few things I've made from Pinterest have been WONDERFUL. And I just don't cook. :( I'm a bad wife. But it works out, because hubby LOVES to cook! I still want to get better at it. Below are a couple pics I've found of yumminess that I've actually made.
Being outdoors is SOOOOOOOOOO refreshing! Yes, even in winter. Especially in winter. I hate winter. I mean, there are few things I hate more. I hate spiders more, but that's probably it. But I think the reason I hate it so much is because I'm stuck indoors all the time! So if this snow ever gets cleared, I want to try to go on a weekly walk/run through my neighborhood. Once spring and summer roll around, I want to make it a daily habit! Oh, and a pool membership is definitely important this summer. :)
Finally, the deepest love I have of all things downtime related is READING! I love, love, love, love, love, love to read! I have an ABUNDANCE of books. I recently had to buy a bigger bookshelf, because they just didn't fit on the one I had. I have 3 books sitting on my nightstand right now, waiting to be read. Actually, I have 4. I have a new devotional book ready to go for the new year. I'm going to knock them out in 2013! And hopefully more once I finish these. ;)
I will be back tomorrow with Fitness Goals!
What downtime resolutions do you have? What do you like to do (outside of school) when you have free time?