I’m not usually one for making resolutions for the new year but I think I may make an exception this year. This past year was stressful. The past two years have been stressful, really. I’m feeling oddly hopeful for 2012. Even with the end of the world coming.
TJ and I did some talking yesterday and each came up with some small things that we would like to begin incorporating into our daily lives. Those small things will, hopefully, lead to much larger goals later this year. One of the things that’s important to me is to feel more connected to her. With the changes in TJ’s job, the stress and drama that was going on with mine, issues with Micah and school, and the amount of time I spend on my reading related hobbies, there wasn’t much bonding between us. Our conversations were primarily household related. I need that to change. I’ve got a few ideas that will help us to be more connected as a couple, not just as parents and partners.
The other big thing for both of us is our health. We’re surprisingly healthy for as much as we drink and as little as we exercise. Our food choices aren’t usually the best, either. We’re looking at small changes there, too, that we can build upon as we get comfortable.
Now the key for me is to not get overly excited and try to do too much, too soon. That’s usually my downfall. I’m hoping that TJ will help temper my enthusiasm a bit when it’s needed. But mostly, I’m hoping that she’ll help motivate me when I just don’t want to do what I should.
Happy new year, everyone. I hope it’s a great year!