Let's jump in -- here's my list!
- Improve on minimizing food waste by simplifying food storage and refrigerator organization
- Improve pancake making abilities
- Make cardamom bread
- Make recipe index with friends
- Make graphic lists for kitchen and family inspiration (brainless crowd pleasers / boredom solvers)
- Make a postpartum family exercise plan
- Complete a scripture journal
- Take new family portrait
- Make travel-ready toiletry kits
- Toilet train Luke
- Organize baby gear for consignment, donation, family, and visitors as Baby Y outgrows
- Go to the hot air balloon festival
- Make 20 new meals
- Host 3 playgroups or meetups
- Print new photos quarterly
- Make a seasonal bulletin board and update quarterly
- Post to blog monthly
- Play boards games twice per month
- Keep dresser top clean daily
- Read for 20 minutes daily
1. Check out our attempt at fridge re-organization (only a few days in)
13. Made 2 new meals already!
16. Started on a seasonal bulletin board
18. One very close game of Scrabble down
19. This is my baseline so far (note my 20 for 2020 posted right beside our bed)
I've also caved and bought into the idea of choosing a word for the year. As explained on a few of my favorite podcasts, choosing a one word theme can help shape decision making and attitude adjusting throughout the year.
So, I've decided to go with "flex" this year. I'm using the verb to make it feel actionable and intentional, but simply, I would like to work on both my physical and mental flexibility. I can be stuck in my ways and get really irritated when things aren't going to plan. And I want to get physically stronger this year which requires flexibility first. I have already invoked my word in a few situations over the past week when plans needed to change, like when my doctor's appointment needed to be rescheduled after I already arrived. Just thinking "flex" instead of a less appropriate f word did really adjust my thinking and my attitude for the rest of the day. This sounds rosey and simple -- sometimes it can be and sometimes it won't be, but why not try it? -- new decade, arbitrary clean slate, remember. I know FLEX will become even more important when I have two little people to take care of in a few short weeks. Let me know if you come up with a word for the year. Maybe I will steal it next year.
Cheers to 2020 and the decade ahead!