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Happy New Year!
Another year has gone by and as I always seem to do when the holiday dust settles, I am in awe of how fast time has flown by! I began 2012 with a 6 year old son and left it with a 7 year old! Some days I would like to stop the clock and conversely, on others, I would like to hit the fast forward button! I have watched my son evolve from a little kindergartner to a big first-grader, one who even knows how to read & spell! This tidbit was discovered when I was spelling that my son was in a M-O-O-D to my Mother and he turned and said “I am NOT in a MOOD Mommy!”. Wow- that was quiet the development in our home! There have been so many more amazing moments that I have discovered with my now 7 year old! We are playing family board games like Sorry, Life and Monopoly and while it does take a bit of patience at times, it is so fun and really brings us together.
As a working mom, I am still trying to figure out the work-life balance. Managing being a “present” mom has been foremost on my mind as I found that technology has made working & playing from everywhere a bit too convenient! I am reminded constantly of the importance of putting my iPad or iPhone down during conversations and outings with my son! Its the one nagging I can really appreciate from him although he, too, has learned to covet the ‘ole iPad!
One of the questions I am constantly asked during this time of year is what new year resolutions I have made. It’s a question that up until recently I was able to answer with ease….I would whip out a list I inevitably had on my person and read it off! However, I discovered last year, around mid-year, that I did not have to wait until the “new year” to make resolutions. That every day was a new day and a fresh start. So with this in mind, I have embarked on a new tradition and that is to not make resolutions. Instead I am setting out to live my life with the idea of making each day count and on those days I fall short, to not beat myself up, but begin anew the next morning. Not having resolutions does not mean that I don’t have goals, but it means that my goals are a lifestyle as opposed to a new beginning. I am excited to see the progress of my goals and am interested in seeing where I land at this time next year!