Am I the only one who can't believe it's 2011?? Seriously. Weren't we all just freaking our over Y2K like, yesterday? I always love and hate the new year. I love that it feels fresh and new and it's a time to make fresh starts and resolutions, but I always get a little panicky when I realize how fast time is flying by. It's sort of like my birthday. It's fun to have a party but not fun when you realize that another year of your life is over. It makes my want to push the pause button for a while. It also makes me evaluate my life. Am I where I thought I would be at this point? Am I accomplishing everything I thought I would? What did I really screw up last year and what can I do to fix it this year?
I remember saying this time last year that I wanted 2010 to be the year that nothing happened. Life was so chaotic during the whole adoption process that I was ready for the chaos to die down and have a year of no major events and no big surprises. It turns out that 2010 pretty much was the year that nothing happened. We finalized the adoption, which was wonderful, but other than that 2010 really wasn't much to write home about (or write a blog about, apparently, given how boring my posts have been lately!). Shawn went to work, the kids went to school, I chased Clarissa around the house and that was pretty much our year in a nutshell. Not exciting, but given that it was the kind of year I was shooting for, I'd say it was a success.
Looking forward I think I want 2011 to be a year of goal setting and new beginnings. I've been in kind of a rut lately and I'm ready to break out of it. I need to shake things up a bit. I'm joining the gym again next month, I'm revamping our budget to reach some financial goals we set, I want to do some redecorating in my house, learn to cook some new recipes, reorganize some clutter zones in our house, I want to get out of the house more...I need a change of scenery in my life. You know that episode of Seinfeld where George decides to go against his instincts? Maybe I'll try that for a while. :)
It'll be good. Maybe I'll have something more interesting to write about on my blog. I don't know what surprises this year will hold, but I'm excited to find out!