Over at Mom's Sippy Cup the idea of summing up what you want 2011 to be or what you want to focus on in one word. I have thought long and hard over this and mulled over quite a few words none quite working. I then decided on "focus." I need to focus on what is important to me. I need to focus on cleaning things up in my life. I need to focus on getting better with money, I need to focus on long term vs. short term. Yes, this is a cute shirt for PB, but that $10 should be put to better use or saved for the list of big items I want but have nickeled and dimed them out of my hands like a Wii or a trip to Disney for PB. I need to focus on less is more for a bit. Though folks I am going on a trip with my Mom, that is happening no ifs, ands, or buts. Hopefully my tax return will cover that.
I need to focus on keeping up with trying to "eat less, move more" as Cathy Z is continuing this year. I am going to try like her to document it and keep myself focus on the end game. I also want to focus on improving my running. I had a rough holiday season since I got sick right after Christmas and hadn't run in over a week, but I got on the treadmill and did three miles. Yes, I had to stop to blow my nose a couple times, but I ran much better than I had expected and may actually be getting used to the torture device called the treadmill. I am focused on getting back out on the streets weather permitting and I am hoping to focus on a 10k this year or do part of a marathon relay in my hometown. I also need to focus on not snacking the entire time I sit in what I have dubbed my crack den, my scrapbook room, where I stash good chocolate and m&ms and then hide away as I devour the stuff as I attempt to get something done.
I need to focus on me. I need to let go sometimes. I get so frustrated and pissed off very quickly sometimes and just blow up. I need to focus and take a breath and move forward instead of flying off the handle, but this is easier said than done. I need to focus on whether or not I should take some classes. I would really like to have a different job, however, after doing what I do for 15 years it doesn't build any real skills. I have been flopping back and forth what I should do and with a new governor in charge who wants to break our union and cut wages, well, I'm thinking I might have to do something.
I need to focus on my marriage. We had a pretty tough twenty-ten. I really want to work to get back what we started. We need to focus on some us time. We need to find something we enjoy together to do.
I need to focus on PB and make sure I'm raising a healthy, smart, good, confident girl.
I'm sure there are more things I need to focus on, but that is what I'm working on right now.