Saturday, January 12, 2013

Shifting Gears in 2013

I don't want to use the word "resolutions" but that's basically what these are. These are ideas that I want to integrate into my daily life to create a happier lifestyle. It goes a little something like this:

1. Become a better wife. 

There's always room for improvement. I want to spend more time and energy making a conscious effort to show Josh how much he means to me by speaking his love languages, show support in his career and encourage him more, and be better about letting go and brushing off little things. No one's perfect, and marriage grows in the grace you show one another. 

2. Support LOCAL.

Our local independent radio station Lightning 100 made an awesome suggestion to go out and support some local bar/restaurant/cafe/store/band/anything at least once a month. What a great idea! The culture of Nashville truly lies in its sense of community. 

3. Get healthier.

Yeah yeah yeah. New Years resolution to lose weight and junk. But really. After 2 years of marriage (that's no excuse), both Josh and I are feeling... uncomfortable. Yes, we have packed on a few extra pounds, but our main concern is feeling good. We joined the Y, and I signed up for a the Color Run in April for incentive. So far I'm loving the Bodyflow class {yoga, pilates and tai chi} and some good old-fashioned running. 

4. Focus on eleventysix.

On what? eleventsix{designs} is just a baby... an itty bitty infant, really. I meant to blog about it but it happened so fast. The preschool I work at has a holiday market, and I signed up to have a booth, made everything for the booth in about two and a half weeks, ran the booth for a week, then filled custom orders for two weeks. It felt really good to have my stuff out there for the world, but also overwhelming. So I need to reorganize my life and really commit, whatever that looks like. I'll keep you posted.

5. Buy a house.

Josh and I really feel ready for this next step. We are ready to settle down in Nashville and make it our permanent place of residence. I'm ready to paint and decorate and renovate and refinish and thrift and tile and make some house a home. This also ties into eleventysix. Apartments weren't necessarily designed for running a crafting business. I need some space. So does Josh. Apartments also weren't designed with drummers in mind. 

So those are the big things we hope will be in store for 2013. And blogging. Need to get back on that horse. 


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