This month, I’m focusing on betterment.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the person I am and how I want to be perceived. In “real life” and online. I keep coming back to the idea of encouragement. I want to be someone who encourages, who shares kind words and positive feedback and love and gratitude. Who writes uplifting notes, who smiles and says “Awesome Job” and “I love you.” I believe this is already something growing within me, but I’d really like to nurture it. I have begun to really be affected by the competitiveness and nastiness that I see among people – and I think this is especially prevalent in women and moms. This month, I will act in an encouraging, loving and thankful way. To my friends, to strangers and particularly to my husband and son.
I will also be a fun mom. Henry’s still little – but I’d like to get creative and be a little more carefree. That leads to trying something new and taking time to create, too.
Finally, I will avoid impulse purchases this month. The goal is to start saving for a new sofa and to do that, I need to stop spending money on things I don’t need or plan for, even if it’s in the slush budget. In practice, this means I’ll avoid going to stores that are my problem zones – Target, in particular. Sorry, Target.
Happy March, all.