Whats the big deal? I personally am loving my 30s. (I know I'm not that far in, but still) I feel more grounded, have a bit more direction, have a LOT more patients. Basically I know who I am and who I am not. But I am still open to new things and experiences. I've learned so much but still realize that there is SO. MUCH.MORE. I think my priorities are in order(finally). I am a wife but not just a wife. I am a Mom, but there is still a lot more going on in here. It lies a bit dormant for now, but i am still here. As the kids get older I hope to continue to find balance.
I was telling Rachael yesterday that birthdays are a much better time for resolutions than New Years. Honestly I am so drained after the holidays that I cannot focus on starting positive changes. But in July, I can actually put a little thought into it. So I am going with a couple words that sum up what I want in my life. I want to be more AWARE. Quit going through the motions and actually take in all that is good around me. Not take it for granted. Want to be aware of what goes into my body. Seriously,how may cans of diet Pepsi do I really need to get through the day? and yes, I did steal 1/2 of Grady's fries in his Happy Meal yesterday. But I never really thought about it. It comes down to never knowing how much longer we will be here so I want to live without regrets. Joy. another word to live by this year. I will be watching for it in simple things. i hope to find it at those time when my brain says it can't be there but my heart knows different. I want to create joy.
So, I think my new outlook on life is sending some good karma my way because look at what I got for my birthday from my fabulous hubby....
Oh my. Its so lovely. I think I am going to name her. I have much to learn, that's for sure. The kids got me a new office chair for my studio(leather so that the cat hair wont stick!) We went to El Burrito for dinner with my family and I had all these giant gifts at the table! My Dad and Cindy gave me the pro paper trimmer that I've been drooling over(sorry, non-paper people will never understand this need)and Rachael went way overboard. She found these 2 enormous glass apothecary jars a little scrapbook goodie and she made me a stunning bracelet. I will post a pic later because I cannot describe how amazing it is. She has been doing soldering in her "spare"time and literally made every component on it. I love love love it. Dinner was wonderful(as always) and I ordered a medium margarita (there was nothing medium about it) and then they brought me another one for a penny! Yikes. I guess I am a bit entertaining in that state.
The past year was so great and just flew by. I don't expect anything less for this next year. I think its going to be even better. I know it is.