Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Not What You'd Expect

This morning, I've been keeping up with my fellow bloggers, reading a lot of "year in review" and "what I want next year" thoughts. I'm not going there. Prior to starting this blog, I kept a message board. It was started back in 2004 with our first pregnancy. The intention was to keep friends and family updated on the pregnancy and then on our lives with Teagan and then with Zach. I went back to my old message board to see if I'd done a "year in review" post last year. Nope. In fact, I took a break for the weeks around Christmas, just to enjoy time with the kids while on maternity leave. But no big posts about the past year and how my life had changed and what my hopes were for the year ahead. I've never been one to make resolutions. In fact, to the best of my recollection, I've never seriously made a resolution. The way I see it, the past year is behind me. It's full of memories and joys and sorrows and lessons learned. And the future is ahead of me. I don't know what's coming. I know I've grown and I know I will keep evolving and changing and improving. I don't need a holiday to get me in that place. I strive to be in that place of constant improvement on a continual basis. So we won't be staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year. We won't welcome in those first seconds of 2009 with a kiss. No banging of pots and pans, no firing of firecrackers, no sips of champagne. Hopefully, midnight will slide silently past while we all deeply slumber (a mom can dream, right?). For those who do celebrate... enjoy it! Stay safe, enjoy your reflections, and I sincerely hope you find goals for the upcoming year.

5 comments:

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

I'm not making any resolutions.... on my blog. But I am hoping to exercise more and yell at my kids less. Quality, not quantity counts for something, right?

Have a great night at home!!!

Jim and Garret said...

Oh my... that's pretty much what I was gonna put on my blog. LOL.

It's kinda the who cares thing.

Garret

Kristi said...

I'm not into resolutions either really. I always say I'm gonna do this or gonna do that, and I don't do any of it. So my resolution this year is to not make any! We will be home too, and if the girls nap will let them stay up until midnight with us.
Happy New Year!

Mim said...

Happy New Year Liz!

I used to refuse to make resolutions because they never lasted more than a day or three. But I had a bit of success with setting goals last year so I'm trying it again this year.

We got home from our New Year's celebrations at 2:00am this morning, my 10 year old had stayed awake the whole night, she got out of bed at 12:30 this afternoon. The boys snoozed a little while we were out but they were up fairly early this morning. I predict full-scale meltdown sometime this evening. Totally worth it though!

Alix said...

Resolutions are highly overrated. You've got the right idea. Wake me up when it's over!