Monday, December 31, 2012

Bring it on, 2013!!

I am not big on New Year's Resolutions. My fail rate at them and any other kind of "life-changing" resolution is rather spectacular. I do think, though, that this is an ideal time to pause in life and take stock of how far I have come. 2012 was a year of discovery and continuing adjustment for my little household. We celebrated a few milestones.

My oldest daughter got engaged to a wonderful man, graduated college and moved to the opposite corner of my state. Thankfully technology lets us stay in close contact.

The good news is I still have a permanently designated driver as my 2nd daughter turned 16-years-old and is prepping to get her driver's license.
My youngest is enthusiastically learning to write in cursive. I remember loving 3rd grade and practicing cursive writing - which you would not be able to tell now by how atrocious my hand-writing is. 

And me - I am still running. That seems like a miracle in itself. And I met a guy who for some crazy reason seems to think he wants to stick around amidst the chaos that is my life. I am almost afraid to admit that out loud because he might actually read this and suddenly have the revelation that I am sure will come to him that he is out of his mind in taking on a single mom with three daughters, two dogs, a cockatiel and enough emotional baggage to fill a moving van. Let's just keep that between us - okay?

If I dare admit any dreams for 2013 it is to get some serious use out of my favorite Christmas present from 2012 which are these hot pink running shoes! Running has offered me nothing that isn't positive, so I plan to continue with it as long as absolutely possible. And, another cool thing - they were given to me by my Guy. And, an even cooler thing - he says that he plans to start running WITH ME!!! (Just between you and me - I find that totally hot!!) 

A friend of mine posted this list on Facebook of things to strive for in the New Year:

1. Be fully present.
2. Feel my heart.
3. Engage each moment without an agenda

I would add for Kathy - 
4. Continue to celebrate each and every blessing God has given me
5. Rejoice in every opportunity to encourage someone else
6. Stop over-thinking - go for it.

Happy New Year to Each and Every One of You!! I love you - I mean it!! Can't wait to see what 2013 has for us to experience.