Sunday, January 1, 2012

I am alive!!!!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post.  I had a wonderful but yet very busy fall/winter with my kids and all the holiday prep.  Today starts a new year.  A new chapter in many people lives.  Many feel that January 1 is a clean slate and it is.  My slate was pretty clean but I did do some housework today and put some of my thoughts into words.  I originally sent this to some of my email friends and family but I am so serious about being kept accountable and about helping others I want to share it with you!  I hope you have been well since my last post.  I look forward to catching up to you all soon!  Who wants to go for a walk?  Here is a toast to 2012, my prayer to you is that all your goals are attainable and you have the strength, courage and support to meet them!  I wanna be one of your cheerleaders.  Now check out my goals for 2012!  Jane

So today is January 1, 2012  and some of you may have made new years resolutions.  I can not say that I made any  official resolutions but I did tell myself it is time to do the following.....

1.  I want to make ME a priority again.  I want to remind myself that it is okay to go workout, it is okay to have my kids do some of the chores, it is okay to to not do every activity that people ask me to volunteer for and it is okay to take a nap or go to bed early.  As the saying goes, "if momma isn't happy, nobody is happy" Well if the body is not happy; physically, emotionally and spiritually then you are not going to be your best.  I want to be my best!

2.  I want to date in 2012.  Okay no, you did not miss anything!  I am still happily married to Tony but I want to fall in love all over again.  We have not fallen out of love but I do not want to ever fall away from what made us a family....two people saying I do. 

3.  I want to grow closer with God.  What a typical resolution.  I feel like the Sprandel home is a Christian home but I feel that we need to share our love with the Lord with others and it is time we find that church family we have been looking for. 

4.  I want to inspire others to find change also.  I want to help others change 1 or many things in their lives.  I want to be there for my friends, family and acquaintances.  If I can help you make any change or improve an area of your life I want to be that person you reach out to and feel comfortable to share your highs lows and everything in between.

5.  I want to get back to trying to make good health decisions.  Sort of got into not eating as well as I was.  I want to remind myself that I should not deprive myself of my wants but moderation is always the key.

6.  I want to get back to spending quality time at the gym.  I am a happier person when I spend time working out.  I can not let my "busy" life interfere with that! 

7.  I want to become less addicted to screen time.  I am going to try to spend more time reading and doing physical things this winter especially. 

8.  I want to continue to show my family my everlasting love and dedication to them, my country and their school.

9.  I want to remind myself that jobs will come and go but family is forever and I have to put my family first. 

10.  I want to lastly remind myself that it has taken me almost 36 years to get to this point in my life and each day is a new one and we can not change things overnight. 

I have shared what I want in 2012.  What are your goals? Your dreams? Your aspirations?  Can I help you with any of them?  I pray that 2012 brings you good health, love, and security.  I am here for you, but I ask one continue to help inspire me on my journey of life!  God Bless you!  Jane