Step 2 - Let go of some things I wanted to do.
I need to simplify. I need to do less, so I can stop and enjoy my son. Here's a few things I'm "giving up." (At least, temporarily).
1 - LiveJournal. I plan to only read my friends list when I'm totally bored at work. I don't plan to post anymore. Please don't take it personally if I don't get to reading your posts in a timely manner. I still love you.
2 - Sunday Baby Sunday and Memory Monday posts. I haven't done this in awhile anyway, but now I can officially cross it off my mental "I have to do this" list. I'd rather just post pictures of Austin or photos of my scrapbook layouts when I want to, vs. on a scheduled day.
3 - Reading & Collecting old Baby Sitters Club books. Something I'd started doing over the summer, but I need to put these away in my attic and re-visit in a few years, when I hopefully have a little more leisure time. Out of sight, out of mind.
One thing that I thought about giving up but decided not to is the Project 365 photos. It is a bit of mental stress remembering to post these pictures every day. However, I love the idea that in a year, I'll be able to look back and see all these pictures of Austin and our life over that time period. Project 365 was started to remind me to stop and take pictures and capture memories every day, so I'm going to stick with it.