I made a list of presents I plan to give myself this holiday season.
It might be the most over-used adage in the mommy blog–o-sphere, but if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of your family. So these are presents for ME, but they will probably be gifts to the whole family.
1) Four appointments with a Personal Trainer between TDay and New Years.
- I actually have about nine appointments pre-paid from last winter. But I broke up with my trainer after three visits and haven’t been able to get back on that horse. (How is that for mixed metaphors – apparently my trainer was both my significant other and a barnyard animal?)
2) Send money, a letter and pictures to a “Searcher.”
- Last year at this time, I was given the name of a man in Ethiopia used by a few of my friends. He has aided them for years. I contacted him. He got back to me promptly. I froze. I am afraid to open this door. But I know better than to leave it shut.
3) Find an Attachment Specialist Councilor and meet with this person face-to-face.
- Yes, we have been so, so, so lucky in the attachment department. But it is time to take a hard look at some of our unhealthy family dynamics. I think the attachment lens will work best to get a clear picture of the correct path for moving forward.
4) Kick the Diet Coke habit.
- I promised I would give this gift to myself for my birthday. Then lots of things shifted in our extended families and I needed my number one crutch to get through the day. Time to kick aspartame to the curb. I feel it is melting my brain.
5) Eat Raw Foods
- I think I can handle this one day a week, every week, for the first three weeks of December. Is Diet Coke considered raw?
6) Organize MY closet.
- Moved into this house 16 months and 2 weeks ago. Still haven’t organized MY closet.
7) Read at least HALF of Karyn Purvis’ book and HALF of Patti Cogan’s book.
- I own the damn things, might as well read them.