Saturday, January 2, 2010

Feeling Resolute

I am a list person. I don't actually follow everything I write down, but I do write it down. Sometimes I think it is my weird way of feeling like I have my life under control. Not only do I make lists for myself, I make them for Matt. Yes, I know that is obnoxious so I don't always give him the lists I make for him.

Yesterday I tortured my husband by making him sit down and make a list WITH me. I do it every year. You see, Matt is an amazing big picture person, but details kill him. Annually I make him sit down and write goals. We categorize them by finance, work, personal, spiritual, etc. It kills him to have to be specific.

I keep the list every year and we read it together. This significantly brightened Matt's mood, to hear all the things we have accomplished this year. Our debt is reduced, relationships have been formed and baby #3 can be totally checked off the goal list.

This year I am resolving to blog every day. The reason for this is 2 fold, neither of which is me believing that I am so phenomenally interesting that you care what I have to say on daily basis. Nor are either of the reasons that I believe my life is thrilling enough for a blog post a day. One reason is I enjoy writing, it helps me mull things around and make sense of them. It feels like I can keep a smidgen of my intellect if I am forced to complete a series of sentences in a 24 hour period. The second reason is that I hope it keeps me reaching for my camera more often. I love photography and have access to some great equipment that I don't take advantage of.

So there ya go. You can now count on hearing from me every day. You lucky thing.


McHam Family said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Denise said...

I am so impressed with people that can blog. I am so impressed with people that can write. Yes, I'm impressed with you, Gretchen.

NLWilliams said...

can't wait...maybe you'll rub off on me :)

Kari said...

I LOVE Crocker updates...can't wait for all these blog posts and funny kid stories!

song said...

I aspire to blog everyday... I'll live vicariously through you.