Getting Back in it After the Holidays

DSC_0852-1 This year I do not feel compelled to make resolutions.  Rather, it is January, the holidays are over and it is time to get back on track.  Something about the holidays that makes you eat more, spend more, and get less organized. 

I spent New Year’s Eve plugging in receipts to our spending spreadsheet (my husband was on the couch with strep throat…so much for having New Years Eve dinner guests).  And I realized just how much we spent.  But it is okay.  We entertained, we purchased creative but inexpensive gifts, and we let loose for the sake of the season we were in. 

My body is also finally getting back to normal.  I am less bloated and have forced myself to throw any holiday cookies we had lying around the house.  My gym classes are back to their normal schedule. 

The Christmas decor is getting put away and I am able to tackle some projects that I put off (including my much needed regular cleaning routine).

So I am here not to say that I have a new grocery bill goal, or that I am trying to lose five pounds (though I am…but it is more of a lifelong maintenance plan that a NY resolution), or that I have some new housekeeping routine I am going to try.  Rather I am going to put the holidays behind me, move forward, and refocus on a new season.  There is too much laundry and a sick husband I need to tend to.  No time for resolutions.  I am more of an all year around goal maker anyways.  Here is to lifelong balance and another blessed year of life! 

Anyone else feeling this way???

What is your take on resolutions this year?  Just because I do not have any doesn’t mean I do not want to know what yours are!


Don’t forget!  Tomorrow is the linky party for “Top Ten Moments of 2010.”  Link up a post sharing ten of your favorite events that happened this last year.  No need to share fancy projects (unless you want to!)…and feel free to just share about life!  How have you been blessed this year?  How have you grown?  Share it!

And I have the Linky all set to go but do not trust it will make it up on it’s own since this is my first try.  I will check it in the morning (it will go live much earlier for you east coasters)…so if it is not up, please come back later to link up…as I might have to play with it!  But who knows, it might just work!  Cross your fingers!


  1. I am in the same boat -- no real resolutions here and just need to get back on track!

    P.S. The giveaway items arrived yesterday. Thanks again! I love them!

  2. I think this is a great post! You are wise to focus on the task(s) at hand first. I haven't had a chance to sit down and really contemplate things I want to accomplish either. :s I know I have personal goals and goals for my blog, but sometimes I'm scared of even thinking about it for fear of failure. :s

  3. I think that's great!
    Our resolutions are to make our house more of a home.

    I'm glad your feeling better, I hope your husband feels better soon too! xoxo

  4. The hubster and I love to make resolutions each year individually and then share them on new years day but this year we're in survival mode. I did make a "two-month resolution" that you can see on my latest blog post. Otherwise all the organization and hitting the ground running will have to wait until I'm allowed to get off the couch :) And I'm sure when I have a new baby and TWO children I'll have plenty of time for all that... I do like the idea of passing up the monumental resolutions in favor of short-term goals that change and evolve throughout the year.

  5. That sounds great!
    I'm not big on resolutions but the hubby and I did make plans of things we want to do this year... like, get healthier and more active, do more things with the kids that will create happy memories - picnics, walks, ball games, etc. and I want to spend less time on the computer and more time "doing".

  6. ashley! i love your post on no new years resolutions but here's to a blessed year of life and lifelong balance. i am going thru so much in my life right now that i pray many times a day for god to help me 'find' peace, happiness and just that balance that we all need! happy 2011! xo

  7. I tend to set goals rather than resolutions and I haven't really set any yet either. I'm just eager to leave 2010 behind yet capitalize on the things I went through by growing and improving and being a more supportive wife, mom, friend, neighbor and teacher. The only things I know for sure I want to do are start a blog at some point, grow my etsy biz and be a better Christian woman. If there is one thing I learned last year is that I can get through anything but i gotta take life one day at a time. I also want you to know your post a couple of weeks ago (where you were being reflective) was something that made me think. i amd so far from being a fashiionista(not a big shopper for clothes) but i truly enjoy your blog. blessing in 2011. Corynne


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