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And the year ahead

December 18th, 2010 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal

Thinking about what I want for 2011 is almost as difficult as planning for 2010 was. Once again we are entering the unknown. This year we aren’t waiting for a baby (who took her sweet time arriving) but we are starting a whole new routine. The first week of January we start transitioning into that routine, and the second week we are all a-go. Getting up, making sure everyone eats, getting me to work, getting the baby to daycare, getting Joe to work, making sure Joe and I have lunch, trying to fit in family time, exercise, making dinner plans.

I have no idea how I’m ever going to go to Costco again – the only safe time I’ve found is on weekdays right at opening.

The fact is that I’m ecstatic to go back to work, I’m excited to be facing new challenges and opportunities there, but I’m terrified at the very sudden and dramatic loss of time. The Baby Girl and I are going from spending all our time together to seeing each other only a few hours a day. My morning routine of drinking coffee and having breakfast while catching up on Twitter and watching the baby have her breakfast and morning bottle is going out the window. I’m not even sure how Joe and I are both going to be able to get a shower in. I have no choice about going out in bad weather. I have to, once again, figure out how to pack healthy lunches.

My main goal for 2011 is figuring out the easiest ways to get everything done.

My other goals for 2011 include:

  • Hitting 175 lbs – and then to keep going
  • Being able to make it all the way to my 10th floor office on the stairs
  • Consistently having a meal plan so that the whole family is eating healthy food
  • Continue to test my knitting skills in my project choices
  • Make my way through my ‘to read’ pile (my ever-expanding ‘to-read’ pile)
  • Build up my profile at work
  • Keep blogging, keep tweeting, maintain my connections
  • Organize the second annual Road Hockey Showdown
  • Improve my French

I’m sure I’ll come up with more as the year goes on, but my main goal is to make it through day by day, keeping my connection with my little girl, and maintaining some sense of sanity in our lives.

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