When I set upon making my intentions for the new year of 2011 I wanted to do something that would change my life. Change how I view the world around me, where I seem to be headed with my life and where my intentions were focused. I have been blessed to be a stay-at-home Mom for almost 3 years and since that is a blessing I need to make the most out of the time I have left with my children and devoting my time to them. I realized that although I have been a good mom, good wife, good daughter etc., things needed to change. I just felt that I could make some positive changes that would, hopefully, become habits and change the way my little ones view thier world and environment around them. I didn't need to spend naptime on Facebook or browsing the internet looking at the latest gadgets to buy and then spend the evening in a panic trying to catch up all of the stuff I should have gotten done during naptime. I felt as though I was rewarding my children with things and rewarding myself with things. Life isn't about things. It's about people. People that you love and cherish. I realized I was getting way too caught up with what others thought about me and my family and I was basing how they perceived me to be the truth. The truth about the kind of person that I was when in fact I really wasn't that person at all. At the end of 2010 I realized that I needed to make some serious changes in my life. So for starters I decided to eliminate 2011 things from my life. Whether it was material things, electronic things, mental clutter things, things that were taking up time in my life when that time could be spent on and with people I love. I needed to realize that these "things" weren't defining me. I wanted to clear out the clutter, so to speak, and look at what really matters. Although I don't have a lot of material clutter in my life I do have mental clutter. So I thought... let me just start with the easy stuff. The material stuff and maybe I can work my way to the other stuff going on.