Jan 15, 2012

Firmness of purpose

A resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.

As I have been pondering my New Years Resolutions this past week, I realized that I have been trying to resolve too many things. There are really only a few things that I need to continue resolving.

1. Be true to myself

2. Take time to learn

3. Enjoy the here and now

I know these seem simple, but as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, niece, cousin, business woman, room mom, volunteer, tennis player, etc. I tend to get a little spread out and overwhelmed.

Sometimes it is easy to conform to the world and take others leads. I am determined to stay true to my values and continue to do what is important to me personally and in business. When I decided to open Lindsey Binz Home Company, I had many people ask me why? "It is so much easier to work for someone else", they would say. Yes, probably. But me easy, no. I am grateful for the experience that I have received from many wonderful people over the past decade. It has gotten me where I am today. That leads me on to the next step- taking time to learn. I do not think "I know it all" , (though my close friends and family might disagree! ) I am very open to learning and have many things that I still would like to achieve. It is very hard for me to not always be thinking ahead to what I might do next. I sometimes even miss out on the great things happening now. This year, I want to take it all in and make my grass green.

Okay so I will break it down for ya- which really adds some complexity to the resolutions!

I love having my own business- it allows me the freedom to be as unconventional as I choose to be. In the past, I have been tempted to meet others' standards and do things the way it's "supposed" to be done. I have recently come to the realization that there are no rules and that I can enjoy what I do~ Every single minute of my life! My goal is to give my clients the best service I can and still have time to devote to my personal life. It is a constant balancing act, that is very rewarding to say the least.

There are so many things that I want to learn to do, but rarely take the time to do them. I plan to devote a little time into broadening my education when it comes to things I enjoy (or think I might enjoy). I am hoping to remember to savor each moment because this too shall pass- whether I want it to or not.

I am going to get some use out of my camera and photoshop program this year.

I love all different types of fabric and really want to learn to sew. Not that I have the space for a sewing room, but oh how fun it could be. Maybe even get some friends to take a class with- for an added bonus!

I plan to get healthy this year and the first step is eating FRESH. Fruits and veggies are going to be a staple in our house this year. I won't aspire to cooking grand meals just yet, but having a variety of fresh snacks on hand will hopefully keep me away from the cookies (most of the time anyway)!

Along with eating the fruits and veggies, I plan to be at the gym MUCH more this year!