sábado, 22 de enero de 2011

Coming back

Bonjour, how 'ya been? Life around me hasn't changed much, but it soon will. Soon the moment of truth will come, the moment where all my optimism, organizational skills (not too many of those), discipline (a little short there too) and general help will boil down to a fusion between my new mommy role and what I was doing before that. As in, college. I hope to succesfully syncretize being a wife. And do it well.

Part of me is really excited, I really enjoy learning and love the field I've chosen (International Relationships). Another part is slightly apprehensive about the implications of leaving my babe to go to school for however short this period of time may be. I'm not afraid of leaving her: she's in excellent hands and completely safe with people that love her, but of it in itself. I don't know if I got myself across but I can't explain myself further. All I can say is that I've got the feeling that when you've got kids you never stop thinking or worrying about them, they're always at the back of your mind. However, I'm probably just making a big fuss because I'm not used to it yet. I'm really very thankful of being able to continue my studies.

I also have peace in my heart. I've had my ups and downs and I've been around so I'm not as green as I appear at first sight. I've taken good and bad decisions that have helped forge my character and I truly feel that I'm on the right path. Now all I have to do is walk so to speak.

martes, 4 de enero de 2011

New Years' List How To

Hey there! Hope I got you inspired and, counting on that I thought I'd finish the job by offering some sort of guide. A high school teacher I learned a lot from showed us this method and I find it quite effective if you're disciplined.

First you actually decide your wish list and write (I repeat WRITE) it down.

Next you decide a realistic deadline. You then divide the job so that it's easier to do and doesn't appear so impossible nor far away. The important thing though is to decide to do it during a specific day and during a specific time. And I mean tuesday 4:oo pm to 5:00 pm. I am personally a big agenda fan and highly recommend them.

For example, I have a sheet where I write what I want and what I'm doing about it. My goals range from keeping the house clean, keeping up at school, pampering my Maridito and staying healthy. Belle Fille is of course a 24 hours job/privilege so I can't give her a schedual besides her morning nap. I keep her close most of the time.

Let's continue, so those are my goals. I arrange my schedual in this manner:

Monday -excercise for a minimum 30 minutes (during babys' morning nap)
-sweep, mop
-wash my hubbys' and my clothes

Tuesday -wash baby clothes
-undust the house
-study japanese

You get the idea

I give my amado (loved one, my husband) a little detail each two weeks aproximately. It doesn't have to be big or expensive, but I like to remind him I love him in the midst of everything. I do do more things around the house like play with Belle Fille or cook/try to cook, or just hang around with my amado watching TV (ahem, long live The Big Bang Theory) but what's on my agenda is the minimum, a must do.

Anyway, you put the activities in your agenda (or napkin, just don't loose it) and mark them off as you do them. If you're disciplined by the end of the week you'll have gotten most done and if you keep it up, you'll have accomplished your goal before you know it.

Discipline is extremely important. It's the only way to go.

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