Monday, January 2, 2012

A fresh start

A new year
A fresh start
A clean slate

I was a child cleaning my room while my mom was cleaning the Christmas decorated house.  My New Years Resolution neatly written and pinned to my wall (old school style with a real push pin on a real wall)
#1 always read: I will keep my room clean
#1 was always broken half way through January.  I love a clean room, I love a clean house but I am and always have been just too lazy to pick up after myself.  Now I have 3 other people (plus 2 dogs) to clean up after.  Instead of setting myself up for failure and disappointment, I won't be adding #1 to my list this year, or ever again.
It is Jan 2nd and my house is clean.  If it stays this way, it's a bonus but it certainly isn't what I will be working on this year.  My resolutions will all be internal and on self improvement.

A time to build on love
A time to build on hope
A time to build on happiness

What are your resolutions this year?


  1. I love a clean house too! I like all of your goals for the new year! :) I want to eat healthier, be a better wife, workout more and become closer to God!


  2. Wonderfully said!

    Happy New Year! :)

  3. Oh my I'm the same way, the house is always clean except a little corner in my room that I always just end up leaving things.

    Such a great idea to write it down to see it. I should put it in my corner.

    Happy new year!

  4. a clean house is my way to start a new year too!! expect it is already a bit messy oops. ok hope i am better on my primary resolution reading my bible so to make sure i do that i get to work a bit earlier and sit in my car and read, just read and pray! happy new year karen!

  5. I love a clean house but with 4 kids, it's rare. And that's ok. I love the new year. Trying to add a little excercise to my life, not too much ;)

  6. Hi Karen! So excited to have found your blog - I am a Happy new follower :)
    I love your goals for the New Year!!!
    My resolution is to EmBrAcE life *** and all of the wonderful things each NEW DAY can bring!
    Happy 2012 (and happy Friday too new friend!)

  7. a clean home. sigh. my new year's resolution is to trust more. in God and in people. happy 2012 karen!!
    <3 <3 <3

  8. Keeping a clean house with little ones is nearly imposibble - totally feel ya there! I posted by petty ones the other day here :

    Of course i have my internal goals as well, but I won't bore you with those :)

  9. The resolution pinned to your wall when you were a kid ~ super cute.
    Me, I'm working on self-discipline this year......


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