Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, New Inspiration

I love how New Year's is like one big reset button. Although it is really just in your mind. January 1st is a day like any other day of the year, and there is nothing saying you can't reevaluate and reflect on your life on any day of the year, but it just feels special. I think it is very important to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new one.

2011 was an eventful year for my family. I graduated from nursing school, passed boards, and found a part time nursing job. We moved into our new home, which I continue to love more and more everyday. Lastly, we found out that we were going to be welcoming a 6th child into our family! The first time we have truly been surprised by a pregnancy, but we could not be more excited!

Now, my goals for 2012. Simple really: walk more, read more, sew more. 2 of those pertain to this blog so I will focus on those for now.

Read More: Nursing school kind of put a damper on that whole "reading for fun" thing. Studying for multiple tests a day didn't leave much time for that.  Since then though, I have read some amazing books that helped fire my love of reading back up. I am reading a wonderful book right now that I can't wait to write about on here. I also have several other books lined up on my Kindle for the coming months.

Sew More: I finally did it. I made Christmas jammies for all 5 of the kids. It is something I have wanted to do since my youngest was a baby, but had always found an excuse not to. It really gave me a lot of confidence and a new drive to do more. I have some projects in mind including stuff for the kids and some stuff for the house, too. I'm not good at thinking of things to make for myself, but I'm hoping to try some of that this year as well!

I'm going to try and be gentle on myself and not set crazy goals or deadlines for finishing books or projects. This is supposed to be a hobby and be fun. And of course, I will still be cooking up a storm! That is one thing I've never stopped doing and probably never will! Join me!


  1. well good luck and congrats on everything! I have the same backround as you and have 8 kids and I too am a nurse who loves to read! Great minds think alike! ha! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can. Happy new Year!

  2. Hi Heidi! Your blog and writing style is fantastic. I especially love that you like to MAKE stuff! I'm a new MBC follower and look forward to your future posts.