I have been working.
I have been parenting.
I have been hanging up lights and taking down lights.
I have been eating.
I have been Netflixing, shopping, and decorating.
I have been decluttering (a lot), and cleaning (a little).
I have been relaxing, celebrating and staying up too late.
I have also been reflecting, thinking, and dreaming…about where I have I been, and where I am going.
One of those directions is clear. The other is not.
I am lucky that 2 days a month I get a day off. No kids, no work, no real schedule, nothing that I “have” to do. It is quiet, and I miss my little people, but it is good for me.
Today was that day, and I spent it in live conversation. I sat across from people who have walked alongside me, cheered for me, supported me, laughed with me, and dreamed with me. They challenge me, and encourage me. They tell me hard things that can be hard to hear. They remind me of who I am. I’m grateful to have them. I hope they are grateful to have me.
Today we caught up with each other, and discussed the future. With a new year comes new expectations, resolutions, and hopes. I don’t make resolutions but I do think about what the future holds. Will this be the year that I am: better, skinnier, more organized, better at laundry, richer, healthier, happier, more patient, well rested, well-traveled? Probably not, but you never know!
I don’t know what this year will bring, but I am looking forward. Yes, I am intentionally looking in the forward direction.
And, I am looking forward to it.
2016, full speed ahead. That’s where I’m going.
Happy New Year!