But you know what, I wouldn't chang a thing about 2012 because it taught me a lot about myself. This was also a year there was a lot of changes -- for the better -- that was done for the family. When I see hear my son talk about his new school, friends and see how they all interact with each other at latchkey, I know in my heart that all the stress, self-doubt and wondering, it was the right thing to do. The whole family has benefited from our move out to the country.
Here is a shot for my friends that don't get a lot of snow in their area. This is the view from my front window. Not much snow, but it's pretty cold out there this a.m. In the negatives. What a way to start the year, huh? This time last year it was pretty mild for winter and hardly any snow on the ground. It looks like it's going to be a normal winter up here now.
I'm feeling a lot of optimism for 2013. It's going to be a year of a lot of firsts, I think. I also want to take this year to start carving time out for myself each day, again. Somewhere in the last few years I stopped doing that. This resulted in major burnout this year. I don't want that to happen again.
Someone I know has told me more than once that a person needs to have purpose in their life. If they don't have purpose, their life is not lived to the fullest. That is what I want for 2013. To be purposeful. I will do that, I'm not exactly sure. I don't contemplate my navel but I do ponder a lot.
We are still doing some odds and ends stuff around the house. I no longer feel overwhelmed when I think of the stuff that needs to be done inside the house. I'm also starting to look outside more and think of all the things I could be doing outside to make it more "homey." I can't do much since it's cold out but my DH indulges me and listens to my rambles. Cause he knows I talk a lot :-)
It's going to be an interesting year. To quote someone else: "Stay tuned."