Ringing in the New Year

Hello 2013- goodbye 2012! Yes, I’m a day late, but I was busy yesterday. In the past, I haven’t been big on New Years resolutions. This year, however, has marked a series of milestones.

Probably the most profound for me being that my youngest has turned three. Although not traditionally considered “epic”, it is the end of an era in my little world. For me, with three under five years of age, this is an end to a very long toddler stage. My body is once again my own. Okay, so that happened when the fifth stopped nursing a year and a half ago, but I didn’t have a blog then so I’m counting it now. On average, I sleep more. I get some *free time.* Really, I can not put too fine a point on the world-changing quality of these last two items. This is the thing that has given me time to take a step back and look at my life.  An introspection that my previously sleep-addled, mommy-brain would not allow.

As a result, I’ve decided to make a resolutions list for 2013. While the items on my list are your average “get this done” or “accomplish that”, the spirit behind it is more intentional. I’ve been reacting to life for too long, and I’d like to stop doing that. The overall goal is the goal itself. My goal for 2013 is intentional living. It’s about living my life on purpose rather than being swept along by the current.

It’s not as much about where I want to go as it is about who I want to be when I get there. It’s about smoothing out the rough edges, and working on some character flaws that have been left to run amok.

To that end, I’ve started this blog. I’ve dipped my toes in the blogging pool before, but I’ve never stuck with it. This incarnation has been in the works for several months. I’ve started and stopped because I didn’t know what I wanted to say, or how I wanted to say it. No more of that. I’ve decided to take on the “Just do it.” mantra for the blog. The goal for this blog is to post at least three times a week. The what and the when is as yet undetermined. Baby steps. At this point, the blog will serve as a sort of journal of the journey. So that I can more clearly see where I’ve been and better plan where to go next.

Goal for the next post: the 2013 list of resolutions.

One thought on “Ringing in the New Year

  1. Your Guy, MG

    I love you Tracy. You could write a book, I think it was a comic strip – Family Circus? Lots of energy and fun. ;-D

    Reply

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