1. Learn how to be a good mother & enjoy and embrace motherhood. I have thought about this a lot. Even though it may seem like I complain a lot about how much I miss my job or how boring I've become, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a mother. This has been a year of learning for me as I've tried to adjust to being a stay-at-home mom. It definitely has not been easy, and I don't feel like I'm the best mom I could be, but I'm glad that I get to be the one who experiences Emily's life first-hand. I'm grateful I got to be the one to watch her learn to crawl and take her first steps and learn to eat with a spoon and say her first words. I'm grateful that I understand her words that she tries to communicate and I'm grateful to be the one to try and teach her new things. I know I've got a long way to go at this whole motherhood thing, but I'm grateful for the chance to try.
2. Get back in shape. I don't know that I'd say I'm back in shape, but I was able to train for and do a few challenging races this year, including my century bike ride. And I was able to run a 10K again.
3. Enhance my friendships. I sort of gave up on this one after I tried inviting people multiple times to things and they never would come. And then I haven't really tried again after we moved. Maybe when we move again.
4. Stay mentally/intellectually challenged. I have been able to keep up my freelance work a little by doing at least one project each month, so at least I did that.
5. Don't become lazy, frumpy, or a recluse. I think I've done ok at this one.
1. Attend the temple once a month. Not so great at this.
2. Earn enough money between the two of us so we won't have to dip into our savings. Check!
3. Be positive and focus on what we have instead of what we don't. Uhhh....we tried.