You were not a completely disastrous year (there were many positive things about you, like enjoying precious time off on mat leave, getting to know our new daughter, watching our kids grow, going to California twice and buying our "dream" house), but honestly, you really weren't the greatest year, either, and you threw your fair share of s* our (and the world's) way, too. So I'm having somewhat mixed feelings about you, and I'm not very sad to see you go.
Let's revisit last year's resolutions:
- Be there in the moment with my kids and my husband. Pay attention. (Not great. I still need to work on that. It's REALLY important!!!)
- Properly launch the flower business. (Meh. I have business cards and a FB page, now. That's pretty much it).
- Be more patient. I am usually but unfortunately this is directly related to the fifth resolution.(Passing grade, but no more).
- Lose the baby weight. (Yeah I guess, give or take a few pounds).
- Catch up on my sleep. Haha! Good one. I'm so funny! (Nope, quite the opposite).
- Resume my blogging schedule. (Nope).
- By the time my mat leave is up in October, have enough freelancing clients and work so that I can avoid going back to a corporate job, a full-time one at the very least. That's clearly the tough one. (Well, there's some progress but overall fail).
(Here are 2010, and 2009).
As for now...
- Learn to let go better.
- Learn to let go some more.
- Be there in the moment with my kids and husband. Pay attention. (!!!)
- Become a better, more zen person.
- Be generally more positive, and not fall back so quickly into my negative "defense" stance.
- Make time to work out, because my quality of life is crazy lessened when I don't, like now.
- Try to finds way to achieve my one main goal and make progress in that long-term thing: work/life balance, having more time with my children.
That we sell our house in the very near future, so our move into the new one is filled with nothing but happiness, relief, positive vibes, domestic and family bliss, looking ahead of us, moving on, fun "problems" such as buying a new sofa, etc., instead of becoming an official financial, logistical, and very stressful nightmare.
Happy New Year everyone!!! And welcome 2012!!!