I look around me and see that things in my life have shuffled quite a bit since this time last year.
No, I didn't make any real New Year's Resolutions in 2012. I simply put my nose to the grindstone and got to work, in my own disorganized, optimistic way.
My kids sprouted around me. My husband stayed beside me. My friends were there for me. I achieved some goals, but others lagged behind. I made strides in a few areas, but they were hard to see through the piles of stuff I failed at.
Now, I think I need to make a few resolutions to help keep me on track. Big things, sad things, happy things, complicated things, little things and complete surprises have kept me going and thrown me for loops over the past twelve months.
It's up to me to keep my head on straight in 2013, amidst everything new on my plate and in my heart. No one else can do it for me.
So, for the first time in a long time, I have a list.
I don't want to be anyone but me. I don't want to be prettier or cooler or something I'm not. I just want to be a better, more accurate version of myself.
I know who I am. I know what I could be.
It's time to make it happen.
- I resolve to stop in my tracks every day and be thankful for having my beautiful, growing, giggle-inducing kids.