Monday, December 31, 2012

Year End

Despite any cheesiness, I'm starting my last post of the year with my favorite version of Auld Lang Syne. I love listening to this song while reflecting on another year that has quickly passed.
2012 was a good year. My first instinct is to say that it was just a decent year.  But then when I really think about it, I realize that I'm being ridiculous because the stressful times are outweighed by the many good things. E. J. and I both started new jobs this year (on the same day), we traveled to New England for a wonderful trip to visit family and friends and we are constantly reminded of how lucky we are to be parents to the best little girl in the world. I'd say that makes for a great year.
*I don't like going too crazy with the New Year's Resolutions, but with my favorite elastic waist stretchy pants feeling a bit tight, perhaps the oh-so-popular resolution of trimming down would be a good idea, especially since I will celebrate my 30th birthday this year. And by trimming down, I mean continuing to work on feeding my family healthy meals and enjoying food (in moderation) and in return, hopefully seeing a difference in myself (on multiple levels).

*I'd also like to get more into reading (which I realize might sound weird to some people). Let me clarify: I read magazines and articles (mostly online) but I don't really sit down to read books.

I've always liked the idea of being a reader who snuggles up with some tea/hot chocolate/coffee (hellloooo, I got a Keurig for Christmas this year, which is the perfect reading accessory). I've thought about becoming an avid reader a lot but never actually acted on it (how's that for lazy?) because I have a hard time sitting down without thinking about a million other things I need to be doing, such as watching TV. I have many books on our bookshelf that I've been waiting (I'm not sure "waiting" is the right word) to read and the upcoming year would be an excellent time to dig into them.

*I'd also like to work on being more present. I have become a pro at being somewhere physically without being there mentally, if you know what I mean. It's not a good thing to be great at and I'm  annoyed with myself because I tend to not be present, a lot.

I successfully completed my 2012 Resolution, Project 52, despite being painfully behind (since life got in the way for about 6 months). I won't bore you with the remaining pictures right now, but will bore you will them in the upcoming weeks. It will feel really great to finish up the documentation knowing that I actually finished up the project I set out to complete.

I think 2013 will be filled with great things and I hope it is just as great for you.

                                                               Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

1 comment:

  1. Barb - I love this blog! Thank you for sharing. I feel like I'm connected, even though I am so far away!

    PS: In regards to your resolutions, kill 2 resolutions with one stone: read while at the gym!! It takes some practice, but reading on the elliptical is my favorite :)