Thursday, January 01, 2009

Bringing back "ME" this 2009

Happy New Year! I feel like 2008 just swooshed by and I’m still not feeling 2009 yet. What is there to feel anyway? But because it is the New Year, I wanted to start off with some cleansing.

Since my kids started school in the fall of 2008, I felt that my normally organized self has left. I NEED to get myself back. I was barely coping between the laundry, kid’s school stuff, the baby, and of course my newly launched Chicagonista.com with meetings and all. From where I see it, nothing will change along with the last digit 8 -- unless I do something about it. There has to be changes, and I need to do it before I get so deep with my list that I won't be able to climb my way out.

I’ve taken on a lot. I know. I’m talking about my writing and blogging. So I've decided to step away from one of my sites. Just recently I had offered my blog baby FilipinaMoms.com ( a collaborative cultural blog that I run) to Mom2Amara and I am so relieved that she happily accepted. This is really hard for me to do, but knowing that Mom2Amara is the right person for the job makes me feel good. It was the perfect timing, and the perfect person to hand it down to. Thank you Mom2Amara!

My next step is to reorganize how and when I do things at home. This first week of January, I am taking the time to set my priorities straight and get my schedules done. I thought about giving myself an actual schedule. I can dab on every project that needs done everyday and give myself deadlines. A kind of schedule that will allow me to sleep and not worry about waking up in the middle of the night feeling like I have missed something. My responsibilities grew quite a bit and I simply cannot manage it anymore by just winging it as needed. I need to stick to my schedule and that’s that.

Looks like I’ve made a New Year’s resolution. I don’t ever remember making one before. Let’s hope that the 1st time’s a charm.

7 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh I hope I can learn from you! I know just what you are talking about!

Steph

Bonggamom said...

Happy New Year MJ! Looks like you're on the right track to do positive things in 2009.

chelle said...

You amaze me with the amount that you do! I am glad you are taking time back for yourself and reorganizing!

Mom2Amara said...

Awww shucks. You know I'll do anything to support you because I think you're an amazing woman!

And I'm honored to be inheriting FilipinaMoms.com ...I have big shoes to fill!

Tracey said...

Good luck, hon. I hate it when the holidays are over. The house is a disaster and the projects have built up from a month of less attention.

messyfunmommylife said...

Sometimes you have to let things go to see the big picture! Sounds like you have a great plan ahead of you!

Mom of Four said...

Wow..YOu are right, that is one New Year's resolution. I know you've been busy this past year, and I know that you can get things done once you set your heart in it..Goodluck and Have a great 2009.