I am leery of making resolutions with the challenges the last year and a half has brought me - just putting one foot in front of the other seems more appropriate most of the time. I'm going to try, though. I'm also going to be totally forgiving of myself if I fall short.
Work on my relationship with the Lone Star Baby who often gets the short end of the stick around here lately as we attend to her sister's busy schedule and talkative nature and other busy things in our lives. More bedtime reading, more time spent together on chores, errands, etc. No Disney or Nick unless it's in Spanish. More family meals full of good discussions and more family games.
Spend time with the husband and make sure he knows he is loved.
Support the Lone Star Girl as she applies to colleges and for scholarships and spends her last year and a half at home (sob).
Spend time with my little sister before she moves away after the spring.
Really, I think those four are enough goals for me - plenty enough - but I will make some more.
Lose thirty pounds (I need to lose more but I think 30 is good for one year) and keep it off.
Spend more time outside.
Get high school certificate.
Start interacting more with the social work community again.
Become a more active citizen in environmental and other issues again.
Spend time with friends.
Be a good Girl Scout Leader.
Submit at least one poem each month.
Finish Baby Moon (I've only had the Bibliograhy left to go for like two years - I just lost interest) and a proposal for it.
Submit at least one essay/story/article per quarter.
Write for at least fifteen minutes at least five days each week (submissions count).
Publish Issue 11 of Lone Star Ma. (Please send submissions now!).
The list looks ridiculously exhausting to me on the whole - an outline of the fantasy life I would like to have rather than the reality I can manage. I'll try to get closer to it, though, but I'll also try to stick to ways that make me feel happier, not ways that make me feel more overwhelmed. That's a priority, too.