With the new year just around the corner, I'm feeling the need to make some changes. Don't you feel the same way? It's invigorating actually.

One change I've done earlier today was that I got a haircut. My hair had gotten really long and there was nothing I could do to it except keep it tied. The whole family trekked to Dahl's (where DH and DS get their hair cut too) and DD1 and I got our haircuts. I didn't go for any fancy hairstyle. I just wanted it cut so it was a simple one length hairstyle for me. DD1 got bangs and chin length hair too. At first she said she did not want to get her hair cut but after I had mine, she willingly sat. I tell you, she's my mini-me.

Another change I'm looking to make is rearranging our bedroom. DH has been asking me to fix up our room because honestly, right now, it's in a sad state. I haven't really fixed it up because we kept having kids and we always kept the crib in our room. By the time it was time for the baby to move to her own room, we find out we're pregnant so no reason to put away the crib. So, yes, the baby's crib has been there since 2003. LOL!

We have a huge room and what I'd really love to do is create a small sitting area, probably by the window. In my mind, I'd have an overstuffed chair there, a lamp, a sidetable. And that would be my space - to read and play on my laptop. Since the built-in TV shelves are in that area, it would also be the TV watching area in our room. I'd really like to make a clearly defined space for the bed vs the sitting area so I'm tempted to move our bed to the other side of the room. I don't know if that's feasible though. One thing DH might object to is that he won't be able to watch TV from bed. But if he's willing to spend some moolah, a plasma lift by the foot of the bed would be such an awesome feature. It would be the most ideal thing coz I really do not like having the TV displayed. It takes away from the aesthetics of the room.

Another change I'm definitely wanting to do is to get back to the gym! I've been telling myself that for the past few months but I've never stepped foot back. Ugh! I NEED to get a regular exercise regimen. I hate how I look now. I hate that I feel so limited in what I can wear because my clothes are tight. I hate that I don't feel good about myself. This is definitely something I need to address.

And the most important change I need to make is making time for regular prayer and Scripture reading. I miss it. I've been praying, yeah...but it's been more the routine type. I read the Gospel for the day, read the reflection, spend a minute or two thinking about it and that's it. I've been telling myself it's because the kids always need me, etc. But deep down, I know they're all excuses I make for myself. Deep down, I know I can make time IF I wanted to. And I feel ashamed...and more than that, I just miss God. I miss being able to talk to Him. I miss the connection I have when I am truly plugged in. I miss the certainty I have when I know that I am exactly where He wants me to be.

So, yeah, I sense changes for myself. What about you? What do you have in store for your new year?


Tylertopia | Monday, December 31, 2007 9:04:00 AM

Your list sounds SO MUCH like mine! Praise God for the ability to make positive changes in our lives and most of all...for His patience with us, huh? :o)Sounds like a very happy new year ahead for 'ya!