A new year | The Life of K: A new year

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A new year

I just went back and read my post from last year about resolutions and how I don't make them. This is still true, but I do like the idea of resolutions. The fresh start, the goal, the feeling of accomplishment if you actually do them. But that's the problem - who ever accomplishes what they resolve January 1st? I'm guessing most people don't.

So I don't have any resolutions. I have taken some time, mostly the quiet time in the shower, to think about the last year and what I've done and where I've been. I went through our pictures from the past year and found myself smiling at the memories and awwing at the sad or sick baby pictures. It's amazing how much a little person can change in a year and how little changes for the rest of us.

So I don't have any resolutions and not many goals for this year. I'm so short-sighted these days (Finish work. Have baby. Survive with a newborn.) that it's hard to look at the big picture, at the entire year ahead of me. I guess I'd like to settle into life as a family of four and possibly get my body back into shape, I'd like to eat better and exercise more, but I'm not worried about getting to a certain weight or eating more of certain foods and less of others.

What I really hope for is to feel content. I hate the idea that I'm always looking forward and not necessarily cherishing NOW. What's wrong with playing cars on the living room floor for an hour after work? What's so bad about reading books for the 34th time in a row before bed? As long as I keep smiling and laughing and enjoying my boys (and soon little girl!) I'll be okay. I'll be better than okay actually, I'll be great!

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