Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Value of A Good Education

These past few weeks have been crazy, but I have to say that I'm excited to be in school. I enjoy it so much more than going to work. Although it was nice to have a bigger paycheck, I can see that my future is only a few short years away, and I am so excited. I love the fact that each and everyday my horizons are expanded and I get to explore thoughts and ideas that I never would have considered before. I also love all of my professors this semester, they are so much fun and I have learned a lot from them already. With 14 hours every week of school, and an additional 2 hours of institute, and then 14 hours work, life gets a little crazy and the house gets a little messy, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. And now the icing on top, my ballet class is kicking me in the behind. Every Wednesday and Friday, I wake up with a new muscle that's sore, one that I never knew was there before!! I love it though. I want each of my kids to go to college and have the same positive experience that I am having!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

So this is really and truly the first time that I have ever made any kind of New Year's resolution. It's a little out of sorts for me because I always have goals that I want to attain in my life. I have a bucket list of things that I want to accomplish in my life that ranges from skydiving and looking at the world from behind a waterfall to learning Spanish and learning how to knit and sew. So this year I have decided to try to put a dent in my Bucket List, but I also want to become healthier and although many don't think that I need to, I want to lose some weight. I've already made an agreement with Jame that I won't buy any new clothes for myself until I lose some weight. As a family, we have also made some year long goals. One of them is to read the Book of Mormon during the course of the year. Another is that we will have family prayer every day and night. We will also be more consistent on holding Family Home Evening. Jame and I have also made a personal goal to try to go to the temple at least once every month of this year. Finally, we have decided to put a limit on the amount of television that we are going to watch this year and we are also going to try to stick to a healthier eating plan and budget. Now that I look at all of this, I have just realized that there is a lot for me to accomplish this year, but I'm quite motivated to get it done.