Friday, January 7, 2011
that title makes me a bit uncomfortable. maybe it's the word navel. anyway, i'm afraid i got caught up a bit in doing just that this morning. i've heard the phrase used in terms of doing absolutely nothing. i'm using it in relation to too much purposeless self reflection. i went looking for a blog post on being frugal for something related to my tightwadinutah blog when i got distracted by a bunch of my old posts. it's strange going back in time of your own life. i got busy looking at all the posts related to my bunion surgery a couple years ago. my husband and i had just barely started dating. our second date was on the weekend i got home from surgery. so it was fun just remembering a time long ago. anyway, later this morning i came across a blog post from my good friend julie - my ultimate blogging hero. she used to be my teaching hero, but now i don't teach so she is my blogging hero. she's still the best teacher i know, though. for the record. anyway, i decided i needed to follow the lesson she gave her students. i decided i need a sentence for my new year. i came up with "she made her family's progress a priority." last week my husband helped me come up with about five basic values. then we generated a few activities related to each one that we wanted to work on this year - trying to be specific. i decided that i really need to make those values and activities a priority in my personal life to see true progress in our lives. i love having someone to share my "visions" with and i love that he is so supportive.