And so it goes...another year around the sun.
2013 was an excellent year. Don't get me wrong, as with all years, it had its ups and downs, but most of the time it was damn enjoyable. There were hard days thrown in -- the ones with tears and ugliness and words slipping out of my mouth I so wish I had never said. Good thing we get to say sorry or give hugs or take a deep breath or whatever it is we do that works to fix things. Good thing we can ask for do-overs. I think I'm getting better at saying, "mind if I have a do-over on that?" It works for now and I'll use it as long as it does.
Let's see...let me reflect...2013 was the year Felix became, in his own words, a "big boy". He turned three years old and learned to do more new things than I can count. Roman turned one. He learned how to walk and talk (big stuff there!). This was the year we almost moved for a job, but decided we didn't really want to move, so we stayed put. It was the year we received some hard news about the health of a loved one, and we also received some positive news about the health of another loved one. I became an aunt for the second time. I'd like to think I learned a little more about being who I want to be in this world. Dustin got a promotion. And a new bike. I took a cheese-making class and missed a chicken-keeping class (sick child). Old friends came to visit and new friends came over for dinner. We took a trip to the beach and cancelled a trip to the mountains. There were tears and laughs and lots of those feelings that exist in between. It was full of all the things I wanted and so much more.
I've done some thinking about goals for the coming year and all I really want to do is work to be kinder and more honest and as open as possible to what comes. That, and love my people with everything I've got each and every moment.
Oh, okay. I'd also like to:
Have more dates with my husband
Drink more water
Eat less sugar
Start keeping a gratitude journal again
Get back in touch with some old friends
Write more letters
Look at my silly phone less
Hear some new music
How about you? Goals? Plans?
Happy 2014, friends!
I hope your year is full of peace, love, laughter, and great adventure.