Friday, January 6, 2012

hopes and dreams of 2012

I was thinking about the past year and who I've been.

A girl that I thought was kind of overdone, dramatic, and annoying said something kind to me a few days ago.  That's when I discovered something about myself.  I'm mean.  I don't think the average Joe off the street would think I'm mean but since I'm the one who knows what goes on in my head, I know for sure that I can be mean.  I don't say everything I think but there are times that I do.

I thought about why I got such a bad vibe from this girl.  And I didn't really have a reason.  Everything I thought about her was pretty much assumed.  I assume way too much about people when I really don't know their situation or life story.  (Being a mom has also pushed me to learn this life lesson.)  It's just the truth - you can't judge people or situations when you haven't been there yourself or aren't fully informed.  And if you have been in that situation and still think something/someone is stupid, maybe you should allow a little room for grace.  (And when I say "you" I mean "me.")

I just need to give people the benefit of the doubt.  We are all made up of different things (families, friends, good experiences, bad experiences) so we're all going to live life differently.

2012 will not be the year of the perfect me, but I hope to just be a little nicer than before.

Here are some other dreams for this upcoming year:

-Run 3 races (one being the half marathon in April)
-Keep our room picked up (in other words, I need to keep my clothes off the floor, bed, etc.)
-Save more monies
-Continue working on reading a chapter from the Bible each day
-Start working on a lullaby album (something I've wanted to do for awhile now)
-Start writing a children's book with Colt

I wrote my goals down last year and it was interesting for Colt and I to review our year and look at what we did and didn't do.  So, there's my list.  What's yours?

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