Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It's a new dawn, It's a new day

I love the fresh start of a new year. It feels so full of new opportunity. Reflecting on all that's been done in the past year, it's fun to wonder what will be done in the next year. New job. New degree. New baby.

At the beginning of last year, I didn't think I'd have a 2 month old at the end of the this past year. Pregnant, maybe. I hoped so. But being done with a pregnancy and having the little baby to show for it?? Even better. God's timing is so impossible to predict.

There is so much I am hoping for this year -- in terms of resolutions and goals. Also, in terms of how I live my life.

Choose joy. No regrets.

Those were two different mantras I used to live by. As I've become an adult, I think I've focused on those words less. And more I've thought about what others think of me, keeping up with the Jones', and worrying about things outside my control.

I want to live in the moment. Enjoy each moment with my husband, two children, friends and family. I want to spend less time on the internet and watching TV, worrying about what others think, keeping up with the Jones' and worrying about that which I have no control over. I want to spend more time doing family activities, doing crafts with Owen, snuggling my daughter and enjoying conversations with Dave.

But I still have some resolutions, or goals, or whatever you call them.
  • Lose the last 5 pounds of pregnancy weight, and then some more.
  • Start running again. Complete a 10k.
  • Potty train Owen
  • Get rid of Owen's pacifier
  • Go on at least one family vacation
  • Buy a new house
It's a good list. Challenging, yet doable.

And with that, I'm going to go get started. Peace out, internet.