New Year’s Resolutions

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Did you know that only approximately 8% of people actually keep their new year’s resolutions? Sounds about right:) I think I’ve made a million of them throughout my lifetime and only kept a few. This year instead of making resolutions, I decided that I would make some goals for the year and try to make them realities. I also figured that if I put those goals out there for everyone to see, I’d be much more likely to work toward them! So, here they are!

1. Run a half-marathon- The current plan is to run either the New Jersey half-marathon or the North Face Endurance Challenge in May, but I’m unsure if I’ll be ready by then. I’m starting to train now and I’ll do my best!

2. Finish the CPA exam- This isn’t a goal, it is a must! I have three more sections to take, and I would like to have them done by the beginning of July. That means lots of studying between now and then!

3. Become a better blogger- October and November were great months for the blog, but I have so many other ideas to implement! I need to dedicate more time to writing and take the time to move to a self-hosted site.

4. Reduce my reliance on electronics- This is a hard one for me. It seems that half of my life is spent on the computer or iPad. I need to spend more time playing with the kids and enjoying the outdoors. So, basically the exact opposite of goal #3:)

Those are my biggest ones for the year! Do you make new year’s resolutions? If so, what are yours for this year? I’d love to hear them!!

Until our next adventure,
Moving Mommy

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Busy Summer!

I feel like the summer is flying by! It’s one of those times in my life that I feel like I’m treading water and barely staying afloat. Between studying for the first part of the CPA exam, keeping Luke motivated to learn over the summer, potty training the twins, and trying to get ready to start home preschool again, I’m really overwhelmed. We travel a lot during the summer, and I’m so thankful to be able to do that. Right now it’s just a blessing and a curse. I don’t have time to get the things done that I need to, and traveling makes me feel guilty that I’m taking a break. I have less than two months to prepare for one of the hardest professional exams out there and I’m not ready. Not even close. Trying to study for 6 hours a day makes me feel guilty that the kids aren’t getting enough of my time.

This is my reality, I wouldn’t change it, it just is. I have to take these exams, I went to college and received two degrees just so I could take this test. So I could contribute to our family and give us more financial security. I don’t mind the studying, I love what I will do. I hate the guilt.

I will keep chugging along, and somehow I will get it all done. Because I have to!

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Until our next adventure,
Moving Mommy