Saturday, November 20, 2010

holding myself accountable.

...a few weeks ago, I got a letter from katie that included a list of things she was planning to accomplish by the end of 2010. she closed with the question "do you have any resolutions for the rest of 2010? or...things to do...?"

and that got me thinking - of course I have a weekly to-do list, but that includes stuff like paying bills, returning library books, the things I won't remember to do unless I write them down. and katie was talking about bigger things. the things you need to plan for and make time for and really commit to in order to make them happen. of course there's not much time left in 2010 (on november 10, when I started my list, there were 51 days left...and that seemed like too short a time!)

a lot of what I want to accomplish for the rest of the year relates to the holidays, and coming up with 10 things wasn't that hard. but then I thought about how I'd hold myself accountable. in years past, I've created an annual list and even blogged about it. but some of what's on this list is too personal to share with the internet.

instead, I decided to type up the list and share it with katie & sara. as I was thinking through the 10 things, I realized that a big part of what motivates me to keep going, to set goals for myself and accomplish them is the mama in me. is it the same for all the mamas out there - that you want to be the best version of yourself for your children?


I wrote them each a note about it - and know they'll help hold me accountable!

3 comments:

  1. I'm finding that some of the things I'd like to help my daughter improve on are the same things I need to improve in myself.

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  2. though i'm not a mama, i think sharing this list with your daughters is a great step. speaking from a daughter's perspective, it shows [them] just how much you appreciate your relationship and their maturity as young women. i applaud you. and thanks for sharing.
    Cheers~

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  3. this has me thinking about the kind of grandma i want to be. as a mama of boys i wonder how much more mama-ing i'll be doing i know it'll be different mama-ing. their upbringing is so different from mine.

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