Two Story Cottage

Goals & Such

Dear Friends,
       Well, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to set some goals for the new year.  Let’s not call them resolutions, okay?  That is a little too stringent for my current state of mind.  I have accepted the fact over the last year that with a {nearly} two year old and a four year old we are living in chaos a lot of the time.  Sometimes, we are even in survival mode,  like when Mr. C is out of town or has his busy season.   A lot of times we straddle the line between happy chaos and scary chaos and I’d like to keep us quarantined in the former.  That being said…

Goals for 2012

*Start the day off right by making the bed.  We got out of this habit and I know it such a small thing.  I can do it – if Lacey has to do it,  I probably should too.

*Plan for my blog.  That doesn’t mean planning posts way ahead of time – but I do feel like I operate better with a general plan for things.  I am going to try to take a few minutes to plan on Sundays and see how that goes.

*Have more patience, particularly with child #1.  She is an endless fountain of questions and is as slow as molasses which can be a combustible combination when Mommy is tired.

*Finish what I start.  I’ve been talking about this a lot since moving to the new house.  I’m not going to lie, I have about 6 different projects going right now but I’m focused on not abandoning and moving on when 80% done which has been my m.o. in the past.

*Have a place for everything and put everything in its’ place.  We have worked a lot over the break on organization here at the Two Story Cottage so I really want to keep things where they belong.  Tough but doable!

*Try not to forget my partner, Mr. C, in the midst of child-rearing, blogging, home-making, church activities, volunteering, and girl time.

*Get out of my comfort zone in blogland.  Oh, I’m a girl who loves to be cozy & comfy in my own little world.  I have to push myself to get out there a little more.

How about you?  Any goals for 2012?


  1. Love that index card! I’m afraid I get out of my comfort zone a LOT–but it’s not usually because I choose to step out of my comfort zone. It’s because I get pushed! Oh, well, maybe that’s better than never getting out. I’d like to spend a little more time where the magic happens, though! 🙂

    I like your goals. Challenging but doable if you set your mind to it. Good for you!

  2. Such a inspiring post! Everything on your list is doable – it’s just finding the time/ enthusiasm and motivation!! I know that problem well. I’ll be rooting for you!!!! xx

  3. Lots of similarities on my list! Two of my top goals: more patience with my kiddos (remembering they are only 3 & 5, not adults who can reason like me and move at my pace)and planning more for my blog. It’s felt too haphazard of late. I can relate to so much of what you shared, Erin. Thanks for posting them and forcing me to reflect.

    Happy New Year!

  4. What a great post. Yes goals -v- resolutions. I like that too. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope twenty twelve is everything you wish for and more. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. I look forward to engaging throughout the year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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