Seriously! I might have a problem! Especially if you look at my list from last year and realize just how much I didn't get done. Honestly, it's discouraging. For a moment, I even thought about ditching this whole list-making mentality. Then an amazing Relief Society President who, apparently 100% in tune with what I need, shared a little video today that helped changed my perspective.
If I look at all the things I didn't get done, I'm reminded of all the things that I did:
I laughed with my family.
I painted nails and curled hair.
I sewed on merit badges and linked up Bear beads.
I held my breath on the back of a 4wheeler while my daughter drove.
We camped and hiked and played.
We worked together.
Read the Book of Mormon together.
Learned from each other.
Learned about each other.
Loved each other.
As I look over my 2011 list, complete with flaws and unchecked tasks, I'm reminded that the things on that list aren't the important ones. I am a mother and wife first. Everything else comes second. The moments we share with our families aren't necessarily things we can check off a list, but that by no means makes them insignificant or unnecessary.
So, as I make my list for 2012 (check back this week to laugh at the ridiculousness of whats on it), I will try to remember the important things. The moments that matter most can't be counted in the word count or completion status of my writing works in progress, in the projects completed around the house, or in the size of my waistline, but in the love and security of my family.