Happy New Year!
As I've done for the last few years, I'll be doing monthly rather than yearly goals again this year. 2013 proved to me yet again that I just have NO clue where the year will take me and so it's best to focus on shorter time periods. Plus, let's be honest, I really have no idea what parenthood is going to be like and any goals I set now would probably be squashed. Oh, and I'm not doing goals in January. In all likelihood I'm having a baby this month, a month earlier than expected so let's just focus on that, shall we?
Still, I do have a few hopes for the year. If they don't happen, it's okay, I just hope.
1. Bring a healthy baby into the world and get used to being a mom.
-Take good care of my body the next few weeks until delivery. Attend yoga whenever I can. Continue to swim. Rest when I need to. Try not to stress about all the unknown ahead.
-Embrace the imperfection. This baby will not have a Pinterest or even blog worthy nursery by the time he is born. He may never. That's okay. The house is not going to be clean and organized all the time, maybe even ever. That's okay. I may cry every day for 3 months. That's okay.
-I joke, but I seriously believe, I am a total candidate for postpartum depression. I don't know what in the world I'm doing with a baby. I hate losing sleep and I'm a miserable person without it. I hate being home all day accomplishing what I determine is nothing at all. I am going to keep my eye on this and not let it get out of control. Of course, it would be even better if I just love motherhood and am just super happy all the time :) So I'll hope for that!
-Do some of the challenges on the Rookie Moms website. I definitely fear that once Eric goes back to work I will just be freaking out too much to leave the house. I want to push myself to go out and do things with Max even if it's complicated and hard.
2. Try to maintain some of what currently makes me happy.
-Get back into exercise as soon as my body is ready. But, expect that changes will have to be made based on how I'm feeling and the fact that leaving the house to do exercise may be difficult for awhile.
-Do at least one sprint triathlon this summer. Again, expecting it will be difficult- now I'll have to get up even earlier to make sure Max is fed beforehand. Yippee. Do they have late morning triathlons?
-Go on a trip. It don't care where it is to.
-Show Max all the stuff we love. Like, the Cape and other fun touristy stuff.
These sound a lot like goals huh? I guess you can take the girl out of Type A but you can't take the Type A out of the girl :)