Monday, January 1, 2018

Mommy Style Monday: Resolutions


Can you believe that it is 2018?!
Today for Mommy Style Monday we are sharing our resolutions for the year. I am not one for new year resolutions, I feel like I am constantly trying to challenge myself and I don't need to wait for the new year. Although, this year I am doing things a little differently. A few months ago I came across THIS post on Instagram (go read it!). I loved her resolution of picking a new skill to work on each month. I know there are a lot of things that I would like to learn and work on but I don't think that I am going to have the time or energy to pick a new on each month. I decided to really only focus on a few talents/skills that I want to work on this year.
The biggest thing I want to work on this year is to practice playing the guitar/piano more often. Growing up my parents made us all take piano lessons. I am the youngest of 5 and when it came to me learning the piano things were a little different. My dad was my teacher for a few years, then my sister was my teacher, then my mom was my teacher. You guys, I HATED IT! The years that my mom taught me I seriously only had 2 lessons a year! Haha. When we moved to Utah there was a neighbor just down the street from my parents that gave me piano lessons. But really, I hated it. And now I totally regret not taking it more seriously. I can read music, I can play, but I am not as talented as my older brothers and sister. So I really want to work on that.
Then, right before I went to college there was a guitar hanging out at my parents house and I picked it up and got on youtube. My mom taught me some basic chords and by the end of the night I was playing "Butterfly Fly Away" by Miley Cyrus ha. I remember my mom telling me that I had picked up playing the guitar really fast. That Christmas my parents bought me a guitar and told me to sign up for a guitar class at school. Well, the guitar class is really hard to get in to (as a freshman/sophomore you don't get to register as early as others and it was always full by the time I could register). Then I had so many credits to take my last two years of college and I couldn't fit it into my schedule. So that is another skill/talent that I want to work on.
Also, I don't know if this is necessarily a "skill" but I also want to learn how to BUDGET!

If you read that huge long post, you are amazing. If not, here is a wrap up of my goals for 2018, and because we all love the generic resolutions... I'll add in a few of those too.
-practice guitar
-practice piano
-learn to budget
-live a healthier lifestyle

Those are basically it. I am really excited to get back into my regular health and fitness routine after this baby comes so that is another thing I will be working on.

What are your new year resolutions?
Are there any talents you want to work on or any new skills you want to learn?

Don't forget to check out these other moms. Maybe they will help you think of some new skills you want to work on!
Madeline at CaseyLand
Monica at It's All About
Lauren at The Andrew Life
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Happy New Year!

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