This is of course, aside from the need to rebuild my career, do charitable works, be endlessly patient and to improve any strained familial relationships.
But New Year's resolutions? I would like to absolve myself from this pressure.
And can I just share a photo with you?
|The Tank attempts to take poor patient Purdey for a walk around the sitting room. Magpie is scurrying around on the floor pretending to be a Dachshund. As I say below, in 2011 I mustn't rely so heavily on a labrador to entertain my children.|
I do, however, have a 'to do' list for both my life and my blog. 'To do' lists are surely less pressurising?
Life 'to do' list
I will rebuild my career (as much as I can with two under two)
I must get my hair cut regularly (so it doesn't resemble Katie's from X Factor)
I will take control of my finances (well....this relates to the first point)
I must ignore Big Daddy when he's picking for a fight (and hopefully he'll ignore me too when it's vice versa)
I will not lose my temper with my mother (unless pushed beyond extreme limits??)
I shall do more interesting things with the kids than going to the park/playground/playgroup/playdates
I must not rely on my labrador to entertain the children (hard as it will be)
I will swim regularly again (Yoga is so much easier as you don't need to get wet)
|This is what happens if you neglect that regular appointment with the hairdresser. 2011 is the year of 'too short is better than too dry'|
Blog 'to do' list
I will find the time (somehow!) to read other blogs, with consistency
I will remember to make things au courant (Christmasy posts at Christmas, Eastery posts at Easter, etc)
I must be more proflific (one post a week, at very best? Come on, girl)
I will not be paralysed by the effortless humour, originality and brilliance of other bloggers' blogs
I shall become more technically savvy so that when another blogger wows me with her amazing badge, link capability, advertising, etc etc....I can match the competition (any blogging tutors out there???)
When I was in high-achiever mode, before I became a ditherer and later a mother, I once told a friend that we should all do something altruistic and something scary everyday, pushing both kindness and ambition (or fearlessness?) to the limit.
To use that awful modern term, that's a big ask, but is it possible? Maybe weekly targets would be more realistic....
What do you think?