Setting goals instead of resolutions has worked…so far

Instead of making resolutions this year, I decided to make goals. There was more of a positive connotation to that then resolving to fix what could be perceived as wrong. I wanted my goals to be realistic as my life has changed so much in the past few years, but it had to challenging and be rewarding. I wanted to try new things or get back to some of the things I once loved and see if I still do. So I thought I would share my list with you:

  1. Do a 5k (I am actually registering for Color Me Rad – Go team #PAWsome)
  2. Read one book a month (I started this a month late, so I will have to double up one month)
  3. Reconnect with old friends (So far I have had a monthly gathering with some High School Friends)
  4. Ask for help (this one is hard, because I have been doing that and it’s not working out very well)
  5. Move on from negative things – This one needs an explanation. I have found that we dwell to much or linger on the negative. And I am not saying I am not going to do that, what I am saying is I am going to allow myself to feel it, but not for too long.
  6. Make myself a priority
  7. Get healthier (I have struggled losing the baby weight, so this year I am going to make the changes I need to make to get rid of it)
  8. Do one blog post a week (so far I am rocking this one)
  9. Do yoga and meditate – find my inner voice
  10. Join something (still trying to find something I am interested in)
  11. Continue to learn Croatian (still trying to find time for this one)

Two months into 2015 and so far I am on track with my goals and I am happy with the results. I am much happier, and in the areas of my life that I am not happy, I am working towards making changes for the better. I also realize that I am a constant work in progress and so far I am happy with how I am turning out.

What are you goals for 2015 and what are you doing to achieve them?

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, why is this still a question?

injection_1917206bSometimes I want to leave the internet. No seriously. I see things and I am like “This is the world I am living in? This is the world I am raising my child in?” And it makes my head hurt. It makes me want to shut off my phone/tablet/computer pack my bags and find an island somewhere to raise my son.

I have always been opinionated, but I am also open-minded. I have been known to change my mind on things because I have been presented with new information or facts that support the other side of the argument.

Which is why I can’t wrap my head around the growing number of parents who are not vaccinating their children and saying “it’s a personal choice”.

Huh, what?

Choosing to let your child cry-it-out is a personal choice. It’s not going to affect you or your life if I choose to let my child cry and learn self-soothing techniques. Just like it’s a parent’s choice to feed their child all organic food is not going to affect you or me. It’s a choice. One they have every right to make. Not vaccinating your child is not a choice, that is irresponsible and it’s negligible and it doesn’t just affect your child it affects me and mine. It’s selfish. It says that your fears are more important than my child’s safety, his health, his life. It says that you would rather bring back and spread infectious and possibly fatal diseases than have a child with autism or to put “toxic substances” inside your child’s body. The list goes on. So I am going to try and break it down for you.

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Tears of Entertainment: My Top 5 Tear Jerker Moments in Entertainment

Inspired by Grey’s Anatomy’s #TearsofGreys I decided to make a top Five list of TV Shows or Movies that make me have to break out the tissues even after repeat viewings. So without further adieu…

w2r-a-walk-to-remember-33883984-635-4005. A Walk to Remember

This was my first introduction to Nicholas Sparks and while the story was somewhat formulaic; quiet, somewhat nerdy small town girl catches the attention of the town bad boy and shows him he has a heart. There was something about Mandy Moore’s portrayal of Jamie that I think got to me. She was so innocent and I believed that she wasn’t interested in Landon and that love just happened with them. And it was a beautiful love. It was soft and sweet. It was full of faith and understanding. The way Landon tackled Jamie’s cancer and helped her cross of her bucket list, he made it clear no matter how hard she pushed him away that they were in this together. And it was moving how they spent a lifetime in the little time they had and how Jamie completely changed Landon’s and her father’s lives. I loved how as the viewer you know that her love made sure neither of these men would ever be alone now , that because of their experience with her they now had each other. Ok, now I am crying.
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