Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Countdown is On

Well, here we are on the eve of another new year, and I am feeling a bit wistful (shocking, I know).  This is always a day that is bittersweet for me. The holidays are over, the house looks so bare after taking down the Christmas decorations, and another year of my life has just flashed before my eyes.

I'm sorry, but the older I get, the faster these years seem to fly by.  Even though the days sometimes seem insufferably long, the pages on the calendar are turning so fast, I can't keep up.  I know I'm going to look up one day to see my daughter reaching for the car keys, and my worry will not be whether she will be grumpy tomorrow from staying up late, but rather whether she will make it home tonight alive.

And I'm not ready for that.  For now, I'm going to relish the fact that she has the same tastes in media as her 15 month old little brother, and that she still believes in Santa Claus.

I don't do New Year's resolutions, mainly because I know I will break them and don't need another reason to feel guilty.  But I do have thoughts and goals when considering the clean slate of the New Year, and here is what tops my list for 2012: continue to strive for integrity and honesty in all that I do.  Speak my mind, without being so afraid of whether or not people will agree.  Keep it real.

At the end of the day (or year!), that's all I can hope to do with this little blog.  And if even one other mommy out there in this crazy world feels better about herself for a split second because she can identify with the insane things/thoughts I'm brave enough to report...then my work here is done.

Happy & Healthy 2012 to all of you near and far (a big shout out to my two readers in Latvia...lol).  I'm looking forward to sharing more moments with you as we navigate our lives on the Mama-rific Merry-Go-Round. 

Peace, out.

3 comments:

  1. Thank goodness I'm not the only one who doesn't make resolutions!

    I try, but really...who am I kidding?

    Hope it's a fantastic year and look forward to keeping up with you in 2012!

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  2. Love you, Jennifer. Thanks for being so brave. You make me smile every time I read your blog. It also makes me miss you all.

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year! Those sound like fabulous goals.

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