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.