2011 has been a very action packed year. There has been good and there has been not so good. I started my Masters degree, then changed it to a different one that I feel will give me tons of opportunities that I never had before. My husband and I grew closer after nine years of marriage. I lost my father-in-law who I never realized how much I loved. My daughter started kindergarten and I didn’t cry (much). I’ve gotten closer to my family. My father actually learned how to text! I’m working on a post about that. There is so much more, but I didn’t intend this post to be a recollection of the occurrences of the year. Moving on.
This New Year’s Eve, I will be sitting safely at home and snuggling with the love of my life. There will be no wild party, no alcohol, no excess. Well, maybe we will eat a bag of Cheetos– best way to ring in the new year as far as I’m concerned. This year, we might even make it to midnight. No, probably not. We are an “old” married couple that figure it’s the new year somewhere and sleep is sacred, especially when you know your five-year old daughter will be up at the crack of dawn the next morning. This is how I love to spend my New Year’s Eve.
As everyone knows, this is the time for people to make resolutions. It is a fresh new year to undo all of the things you did the year before. I have always made resolutions. I can honestly say that I did not stick with any of my resolutions from the beginning of the year. When I was younger, I made crazy ones that were unattainable. As I grew older, I tempered them. Still, I often fell short of the goal that I set. I blamed it on myself. I would beat myself up over my perceived failures and then feel guilty about not being good enough/strong enough/smart enough to follow through. I don’t want to do that to myself this year.
This year I have one resolution: I will do things that give me happiness.
I believe that is the only resolution I need and I am pretty sure that I will be able to keep up with it.
Happy New Year, my friends. May your resolutions be attainable and may you find all that you seek in the new year.
She makes me happy too.
That’s my goal, too. To be happy. I think that should be everyone’s, honestly. Wouldn’t that just be an easier resolution? Not “I’m going to join a GYM!” and then failing, not “I’m going to be a better PERSON!” and then failing, and then beating yourself up. Nope. Just “do things that make you happy.” I approve.
Your daughter is WONDERFUL. Look at that smile! She makes me happy, just looking at her! 🙂
She’s a hoot, too. I still can’t believe that I had a part in making her. 😀