Where I have been and where I am going

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!



3 thoughts on “Where I have been and where I am going

  1. Happy New Year!

    I loved your post. ‘The little people’ as you you put it so well – our lives revolve around them, but then, a break from them is sooo good. It refreshes our minds and gives us the time to stock up on the much needed essence of parenting ‘patience’. Thanks for wording it all so well!



  2. Good to hear from you. Happy, Healthy, and Gentle New Year…

    Today I am going to start the the Living Brave Semester at Courage Works, it will be an interesting challenge, one to make me think and discover new perspectives, all things needed on this cold, snowy day. Take care and the very best in this new year for you and your little people 🙂


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