Saturday, January 1, 2011


Are you done reading resolution posts yet?
If so, see you on the next one.

If not, please, follow me.

2010 was, eh, ok.
It was the year we lost Grandma Marion.
It was the year we found out Chris needs shoulder surgery (coming soon, yea.)
It was the year we admitted defeat, took our house off the market, and decided to stay here awhile.

It was not all bad though.
It was the year of my first half marathon.
It was the year I saw Ellie make real friends.
It was the year I fell even more in love with my husband.

I don't know what exactly I want out of 2011.
I am mostly happy.
My family is healthy.
We have no catastrophies to deal with.
Things are good.

I of course am going to keep exercising (or start again, shh!), be a better friend, drink more water, and do all the other things we always say we are going to do.

But more than that, I just want to be different.
I want to not care what people think so much.
I want to travel.
I want to meet new people.
I want to be somebody besides Chris' wife and Ellie's mom.
I mean, I want to be those 2 things most of all, but I want to be...more than that too.
I take great pride in taking care of my family.
But Ellie is about to start kindergarten (gasp!) and she just doesn't need me like she used to.
And I am pretty sure I will be a better wife if I have something to talk about besides groceries and tv shows.

I am thinking 2011 will be the year to do something just for me.
Don't know what it will be yet.
But isn't that exciting!?
The not knowing?
I think it is.

I am all drippy and philosophical tonight.
Can't help it.
The new year does it to me every time.

Happy New Year blogworld.


C. Beth said...

Happy New Year...sounds like it's going to be a great one. :)

forever folding laundry said...

I think you are going to have a fantastic 2011.

And you can always travel out to Cali - I'll show you around! :)


Shannon said...

Happy New Year!

shannon Goodman said...


Your blog has inspired me to write my own here it is...