2014 Focus

It’s time to Focus…

The New Year has arrived and it has a way of making you take stock of your life and looking to the future. Goal, Plans, ideas all come flooding in as you anticipate the coming year. Well January has flown by and I’ve definitely be thinking about what 2014 will bring and looking back with fondness on 2013.

But why do I feel so unorganized and bored…. I’ll blame the snow…. but really there’s a big deadline hanging over my head and I want to get it done. This February will be two years since I took my Doula course and I really want to focus on getting my certification completed. I want to be able to fulfill that role in a more professional way. I now have everything I need to put together my essay and resource list, so all that’s need now is time. And January is going by so fast, yet so slow thanks to the weather. Lol.

I am generally not a big believer in New Years Resolutions per say as they mostly end up being too cliche and by March you’ve forgotten all about your resolution to eat more veggies, or read a book every night, or loose 40lbs.. you get the picture. Sometimes just a few goals or a simple goal will help us feel more satisfied because we can set so many goals that we don’t know what to focus on at all. But this year I do want to make some New Years Resolutions.  To help me A: Reach a goal and feel fulfilled. and B: Help focus my bored winter energy.

So in 2014 I will:

1. Complete my DONA Birth Doula Certification

2. Take the HypnoDoula Course

3. Change my Sentsy scents at the beginning of every month ( I have enough scents to last a lifetime, time to use them up)

4. All that other stuff, like be a better mom, cook more crockpot meals, loose 20lbs, read more, exercise more etc. etc etc….


And just so you know I am well on my way to Resolution number 1….. and 3 😉                                                                                          I am busy compiling my resource list, trying to do one Category every day. It’s nice cause it’s given me something else to focus on besides laundry.  Lol

So here’s to 2014…. What is your focus going to be?


School Bus

Well this morning I stood out at the end of the lane and watched the School Bus pull up to our drive, Gave my not so little girl a hug and she was on her way. Yes it is officially back to school. I have mixed feelings about this day because we have had such a fun summer and I’m sad to see it end, but also I am glad because we need routine again in our lives and the kids are at each others throats. As I type this Caitlin my younger daughter who is not in school full time is happily humming a tune and coloring pictures. Yes she is glad for a break from her sister. lol. She may not understand it yet, but I can tell she’s happier.

And as for my older daughter, she was both excited and nervous today as she waited for the bus. This year she has a male teacher and was already missing her Grade 1 & 2 teacher. But we managed to get through that and I think it will be okay. Yes this day is tough for both moms, dads, and the kids I think. But it’s also exciting too. I have many more mornings ahead of me like this one and I’m sure each of my children will handle it differently. There will be joys and challenges in all the school years to come.

Well here’s to the start of another new school year.  10 months of Lunches, outdoor clothes, agendas and homework. Back to school we go.