Hey y’all! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
My Facebook feed and Twitter feed are filled with resolutions, revolutions, and promises to change for the new year. People are planning to lose weight, be more assertive, be healthier, save more money… all the usual suspects.
Then I’m seeing a “one word for 2013″ trend. This I like. A lot, actually.
The three of us sat down last night and have chosen our words. I won’t tell you who chose which word, but you can probably figure it out!
Today begins a fresh year, brimming with possibility. New calendars and new files in the drawer at work. The tree is down and the fridge is cleaned out at home. All the laundry is clean and the toilets will be cleaned this afternoon.
2012 was exciting. There were amazing things that happened to me and my family.
January: I decided on a new motto.
February: Henry went on a date.
March: I wrote this post that took about 5 minutes to put together as part of my friend Erin’s series, “Show Me Your Roots.”
April: We camped in the rain.
May: I earned a place in the Mother Hall of Fame when I carved a watermelon like the Death Star.
June: We went to St. Simons, I stalked Jim Cantore, I was chosen as a BlogHer Voices of the Year honoree. I also decided to start running and got talked into running a half marathon.
October: NonCon. Enough said.
November: I took a picture. And it haunts me still (in a good way).
December: My boys (especially the small one) make me smile almost daily. Especially when they buy me finger monkeys!
2013 is going to be a good year. If it absolutely kills me, it will be amazing! I’m not making resolutions (as such) but there are things I plan to do this year. Most aren’t any different than things I strive to do on a daily basis, though.
I will run a 15k in January.
I will run a half marathon (13.1 miles) in February.
I will strive to be graceful and gracious and someone who lives and loves with every ounce of her being.
I will be proud of surviving for an entire decade without my Charlie and for helping saves lives because he lived (and died).
I will write from my heart. Maybe not every day or even every week, but I will write.
I will teach my son to be a gentleman and continue to allow him to be the amazing little soul he is.
I will strive to be the best wife and mom I can.
I will work hard and try to always “do unto others as I would have them do unto me.”
And in the words of my sweet friend Robin, I will “Be Love and Spread Love.”
Have a beautiful 2013, friends. It’s going to be a great one!