2018 Resolutions - Husband's Take Over

This is Mr. Mind. I am dropped in on my wife's blog to provide my resolutions. I plan on dropping by more often.

I should have posted this earlier but it's never too late to set goals. My year's focus is just as my wife's. We are out to complete what we have started. Below are other things I want to accomplish this year.

1. To read more and watch TV less. 

2. Exercise at least once a week
3. Build in more #vegetarian/ #vegan eating
4. Have family prayer night
5. Gain 3 new I3 clients by the end of the 2018 
6. Find a hobby and do it with fidelity
7. Grow as a husband and a father
8. Lead my household diligently and take charge
9. Create annual family activities and traditions
10. Become a more decisive person
11. Take risks without permission
12. Keep My wife, son, and any other children come first! 

As I was writing out my goals, I wanted to also add that another theme for my year is Spiritual growth, Family growth, Career growth! 

What this means that I want to end…

Don't Over Buy for Baby

The moment your household is welcoming a baby, get ready to "ooh" and "ahh" over everything. Baby clothes, tiny shoes and 3 inch socks are so cute. I could spend all day in the baby clothing section.

The I will haphazardly wonder over to the nursery decor then bottles and diapers. The choices, the colors and the designs just capture my attention lie a kid in a candy store. I was hooked on the baby section as soon as Hubby said "let's have a baby"!

But baby items can quickly over take your life. These companies know how to catch our eyes dont they? But that is the problem! They are all out to get you to spend your money and all of it. Babies often do not need all the items that we buy for them. If you are like me, I was determined not to buy a ton of items for my baby boy. So I learned to closed my eyes through the stores and kept the following ideas in mind.

1. Pause! Don't Shop for clothes! It might be hard to not shop like crazy, but re-frame fr…

2018 New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018!! 
This is a brand new year to make new decisions, live in a new fashion and try new things. Each year poses an opportunity for things to shift in a new way. Every year, Americans make resolutions to be a better person. I am no different.

This year is similar to the past couple of years. I have focused on a goal for each part of my life. Below you will see what I have resolved in the areas of the Finances, Self Improvement, Intellect, Career, and Family. These five areas give a well-rounded view of one's self. I believe that everyone can find something to complete in each area. 

You will find that each section has an actual date to help keep me on track. Give this method a try. At the end of the year, I do come back and analyze my year. Check out my results from 2017. I didn't do half bad, if I were to say so myself.

The Financial
Pay off 3 of my small Student Loans
Student loans are currently Hubby's and I only debt. This plagues us as we try our…

Year End Evaluation

At the beginning of 2017 I made goals for the year. I started the year off right like everyone else. I made plans to accomplish them, I added them to my calendar and remained positive. Check out my 2017 Goals here. However, after a couple months, life gets in the way and some goals are forgotten. I believe that we need some form of quarterly check in. Perhaps this will help keep me on tract. I'll keep this in mind for 2018.

I concentrated on every aspect of my life. I will provide a candid view into what I hoped to accomplish in 2017 and what actually happened.

The Spiritual
Read and Journal Through 2 Books of the Bible
This did not happen. Sadly, I didn't focus on two books but rather journal through one part of Proverbs and began a devotional at the end of the year. My lack of accomplishing this task makes it seem as though this wasn't the most important goal of the year. It would have certainly strengthen other areas of my life. This is going right up to the top of my list …