1 Jan 2013

Family, Fitness, Fun and Firsts

What a relief it is to welcome in a brand New Year. We have a blank canvas before us, that is eagerly awaiting to be painted with bright, colourful memories.

I have never really made a New Year Resolution, well not one that I have stuck to for more then a few days anyway. This year however, I am determined to make some changes around the crafty household. This year is going to be one of family, fitness, fun and firsts.....

I have been doing a lot of soul searching, and thinking about where I want this year to lead me. Of course the first thing that came to mind was my family. It's so easy to loose ourselves in the every day rut of life, and we tend to put the simple pleasures on hold as we tackle what forces we come up against. I am raising my hand as a guilty party. I became so involved in trying to push through and survive the last twelve months that I forgot to embrace the most important thing in my life.....my family.
I have decided that this year I am going back to basics, the unnecessary things can wait, this year is all about being together and enjoying what each of us has to offer. We only have a limited time to enjoy life together and as of now I am grabbing every opportunity with both hands and living life with my family in the fast lane.

My fitness took a dive once December rolled around. I had done really well up until then, now I have the "Christmas Wobbles" going on, it's time to get serious, put one foot in front of the other and regain some kind of regime to kick the "wobbles" for good.

I think that somewhere along lasts years road I forgot to have fun....this year I am determined to bring the fun times back to the Crafty household. My goal is to spend time each weekend week days are just impossible  gather the troops who are not busy working and get out doors and experience the fun of just living and appreciating life. Again back to basics and putting family first.

On a personal note, I feel that I need to come completely out of my comfort zone, gain some confidence and put my fears of how others perceive me to rest. I have finally come to the realisation that I am the only one standing in my way. I know it only took me thirty uh um something years to work that out :)
My journey will begin in March, when I pack my bags, leave my family behind and fly to Sydney to take part in the Digital Parents Conference for 2013. I am beyond excited, full of nervous energy and honestly am still stunned that I had the "guts" to purchase the ticket in the first place.
My journey I am determined will not end here, I have a few things in mind that I am itching to challenge myself with, but that my friends is to be kept a secret for now......

So there we have it, my goals for 2013. They may seem frivolous and simple to some, but to me they are meaningful and straight from the heart.

Let the fun and games for the Crafty Crew begin
                                 

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