Yesterday was my son’s 6 month birthday. How we are already at this point is baffling to me. Many of our days together have felt very long. How have 6 months’ worth of them already passed? Seems like the expression is true: The days are long but the years are short. Well, in my case, the months have been short.
I thought it would be interesting to look back on the goals I set for myself during my maternity leave. Keep in mind that I set these goals before my son was born. Before I knew better. Before I knew anything about this wild, amazing, chaotic, emotional ride called motherhood.
Goal #1: Blog every other day.
I think it’s safe to say we all know how this one has panned out.
Goal #2: Read some of my favourite blogs from their beginning to present post.
Hmmm. Read something other than a book about baby sleep or starting solids or Style At Home magazine? Nah.
Goal #3: Spend 30 minutes on the treadmill/working out daily.
Goal #4: Try a new recipe each week.
I think I’ve tried two new recipes. No, not each week. Total. Since my son was born. Two new recipes in 6 months. And I can’t even remember what they were now, so maybe I’m making it up and I didn’t actually try any.
Goal #5: Run a race.
This is a goal I continue to toy with. A friend has invited me to join her in a 10K race in May, and I really do want to run it. But I want to run it in good shape, with the proper, regular training efforts put in beforehand. See goal #3.
Goal #6: Try some of the DIY decor and gift ideas I have pinned.
As if! I am far too discombobulated most days to do more than straighten my hair and watch Love It or List It. (Hillary and David, not Jillian and Todd)
Goal #7: Keep up with professional reading.
Does signing up for my principal’s qualification course count? I haven’t actually done any reading yet, but the course doesn’t start until April.
Goal #8: Go for monthly mani/pedi.
Yay! A goal I have achieved! As my husband says, “Gotta take care of those trotters.”
Goal #9: Stay connected with friends through coffee dates and visits.
Yay again! I may not be as social now as I was pre-adorable-wee-man, but I am managing to see friends and family on a pretty regular basis. I love those visits – they bring me out of my own haze and remind me that there is a world beyond the walls of my house.
Goal #10: Learn how to take and edit high-quality photographs.
Ok, so 2 out of 10 goals reached. And still 6 months of maternity leave to go. Will she reach more goals or won’t she? The suspense is almost too much!