I am concerned about my job. Not so much my job--but the fact that my industry is undergoing major changes. I'm wondering what would happen if I was laid off, and one of the things I plan to work on for next season is money management--just in case.
I want to stop spending as much. With luck we're bringing a kid into this house in the next year so we have to have some more money. I need to be saving more. How to help do that--one way--which will kill two birds with one stone will be meal planning.
If I know what I want and what I plan to make, it is far easier to do dinner. Or I can call D who gets home earlier than I do, and have him start stuff. I want to start meal planning, and knowing what dinner will be. That way even when I'm tired and get home later, I have a healthy meal waiting. That will also take care of eating healthier. (that two birds, one stone thing)
I also plan to write more--maybe blog more--maybe just finish the damn books. I have to work harder. I have the same amount of time that J. K.Rowling did at the beginning of her career. I have the same 24 hours a day that Nora Roberts had at the beginning of her career. They did it. I can too.
I also want to take some time to meditate and think and read--and pray. I want to be better than I have been. I want to be a better friend, a better wife, a better daughter. I want to be the kind of person I want as my friend--if that makes any sense.
Will I manage it? Who knows? But I will try. I'll probably succeed sometimes and fall short others. But I will go into this next year with more hope than I have ever known.
I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. L'shana Tova Tikatevu--G'Mar Tova.