Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

How was your New Year?  Ours was spent at home with friends and the little ones, playing ping pong, Singstar and Dance Dance Revolution.  My five year old has some serious dance moves that I wasn't aware of!  It was so cute to watch her dancing it up and following along as well as she did.  
It was quite fun and a nice and relaxing close to the New Year.

I've been contemplating my goals for the New Year and one main thing is at the forefront of my mind...

1.  Grad School! 
Come June, I'll be back in my program to finish my Masters in Teaching.  Now that my kids are a little older, it's time to jump back in and do what I planned for so many years--teach English.  It's exciting and it feels good to be working toward such a goal!

Here are a few more...

2.  Use my Olweus Bully Prevention Program Certification
and become a resource on this topic for the schools in the area.  It has been difficult in knowing how to extend myself and my passion on this subject since I am not working in the school system, but I'm going to be seeking out ways to get involved and make good contacts.

3. Be intentional in my parenting & in my relationship with God.
I pray for guidance this year as I strive to strike a balance with family, raising my sweet babies, being a good wife and partner, and accomplishing all that God has for me during this upcoming year. 

4. 12 Books in 12 Months.
I can't wait till I can change this to 24, 36, 50+ books in one year!
Right now, I'm lucky if when I sit down to read I don't fall asleep!

5.  Become a good weekly meal planner.
Do you have a good system?

6.  Renovate.  Paint.  Decorate.
A whole lot of this is on the horizon here at the McCully Ranch.
When it happens--you'll know it. 

7. Write.

8. Create.

9. Write more.

and lastly,
10. Grow this blog. 
If you read, or if you are here from Facebook, have you followed, already? 
If not, I encourage you to officially follow by clicking on the "join this site" button on the sidebar.

Thanks so much for reading!


Candace Stevenson January 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM  

love your resolutions :) I'm making mine tonight! {late, I know} Happy new year!
Lovely Little Rants

Taesha January 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM  

It sounds like you had a great new year, an those are some great resolutions! I think #7 needs to be on my list too. I don't write enough atall. But good luck on all them!

Ana Magdalena January 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

lovely list. How exciting is going back to school :)

It's me January 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM  

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar !!!....ik hoop dat al je dromen mogen uitkomen......Liefs

Happy New Year !!!...I hope all your dreams may come true....Love

Amber January 2, 2012 at 8:19 PM  

great goals. makes me want to stretch myself a little more beyond my initial goal of finally loosing those 10-15 pounds that have bugging me for the last few years. I'll be thinking of some more goals in other areas of my life. Thanks for the reminder.

And, I'm a follower. I LOVE your blog! It's always beautiful and thoughtful and inspiring. Thanks Cassie!


A Serenade for Solitude January 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM  

Ana- I'm so excited to go back. :)
Hope school has been treating you well!

Amber- Thank you for all your support and kind comments. They warm my heart. :)

My Life Under the Bus January 3, 2012 at 5:34 AM  

I am excited to start a new this year - nd I'm jealous you are going back to school! Good Luck!

Amanda January 3, 2012 at 4:39 PM  

I love your resolutions. I made a whole list of things I want to do this year, too. You're going to do wonderful things. :) Congrats on going back to grad school! I had plans to... but then having two babies pulled the plug on my ambitions. Maybe someday when they're older and I'm less broke?

Cassie January 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM  

My Life--thank you! I am really excited to get back to school! Glad you're enjoying your New Year!

Amanda- I know how it feels to have kids and have the game plan shuffled. You'll have time to get back one day. I'm finally there. Love your list on your blog!


Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** January 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM  

Wonderful resolutions! And good for you on going after your Masters. I could never go back to school! ;) xo

Shannon :: The Scribble Pad January 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM  

this is a great list! and love the image you used.

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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