Sunday, January 2, 2011

Resolutions. . . . . .


Well, it's that time of year again. I don't even want to think about my resolutions from last year. It's just too dang depressing. NOT ONE ACCOMPLISHED. sigh. . . .

To be fair it was a rather stinky, difficult year here at the Sushiboy household. We had high plans and hopes for the year that were quickly dashed by Sushi's layoff around the beginning of January. It was rough but I think we handled things the right way. The first thing we did was take all our credit cards and put them in a sealed envelope. The next thing we did was call all said card companies and applied for financial hardship. We did NOT give up on Sushi going to school. For that I am particularly proud. Now we're down to 16 weeks this coming friday until he graduates. woot! :) We also contacted our Bishop and let him know what had happened and that we were going to need some financial help for a little while. I don't know what we would have done without the help of our ward. Food orders, help with utilities even help with our mortgage one month. I am so so greatful for the blessings of the Church welfare system. And I have gained such a testimony of the fast offerings and how they help so many people. Thankfully we only needed their help for a few months and then Sushi found a job that worked around his school schedule and paid basically the same as his last job. The good news is he is in such a better place. He is appreciated and liked at this job and that is priceless. When Sushi was layed off we asked my Father to give him a blessing. In the blessing we were told we had just been handed a great blessing. Looking back on this last year I can see how it was a great blessing. I have gained an even greater testimony of the love our Heavenly Father has for us. I know that our lives are watched over and guided by a loving, kind Father in Heaven. Our needs were met. What a blessing. Sushi and I are finally on the same page as to what needs to happen with our finances. That is a great blessing as well. So my resolutions this year are going to be a little less rigid and a little more spiritual. I hope those of you who are not religious who read my blog will forgive me.

1- Read my scriptures every day. Not only as a family but individually as well. This is something I have struggled with for a while. I know I should do it, I just seem to let other things in my life get in the way. I need to make the time for this. I make time for everything else.

2- along the same token, say my prayers morning AND night and say family prayers. I'm awesome about the night time thing, not so great about the morning thing. My children can wait a few minutes while I say my prayers. :) I'm sure I'll be a much more patient, kind mother if I do this.

3- go to they gym at least 3 times a week. I'm done trying to put a number that I will lose. Apparently my body has decided that it will be impossible to lose weight so I'm just going for healthy. If I happen to lose a few lb's along the way that would be awesome.

4- Promote to director with Pampered Chef. I KNOW this will happen this year. Pampered Chef changed their career plan putting the control back in my hands and I am stoked. I CAN do this. The things that were stopping me before were things that were out of my hands I'm already meeting the guidelines that will be coming out so I know it's possible.

5-continue to not use those cards and pay those suckers off. The sooner they're gone, the better off we'll be.

I think that is it. That's enough I think! I hope you have some awesome resolutions for yourself! Tell me what they are!

8 comments:

FOREVER YOUNGblood said...

I love your list. your post is honest and most people don't tell others about their hardships. I respect that you do. Things are hard around here for us but I am trying to have faith and read my scriptures more. ps, go read them, they have helped me more than I could have imagined. you are a wonderful person and I am soooo glad I know you.

Superwoman said...

Shandail- Aww, shucks! I'm so glad to know you too and watch your progression, it is truly inspiring and makes me rethink where I am in my life. You are a wonderful example to me. And I've already read 40 pages since last night. I want to read in 20 page stretches. It's amazing how it changes from just small snippets to an epic story if you read that way.

bon said...

You are so smart, but you are also WISE! These are AWESOME resolutions.

familytreejunkie said...

What an inspirational post. I'm glad you and the family had support when the hubby was laid off, I wish it was that easy for others.

I think you have to go into the New Year with small, achievable goals. I find, also, that if you just call them goals that have nothing to do with a Resolution, you might achieve them.


Teri

Superwoman said...

Bon- thank you! You are too kind. I think I've just had a few too many smacks upside the head. I hope I learn a little from the smacks! ;)

Teri- again, thank you. We were truly blessed at such a difficult time in our lives. I agree, goals are good, resolutions can be daunting.

Hoosier Girl said...

Great resolutions. I'm impressed.

Hugs!

J.

Kate said...

I found you from Sans Pantaloons. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

Superwoman said...

J- :) thanks! that's high praise from such a great lady.

Kate- how fun! I'd be glad to have ya back!