“for what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. there’s no time limit, stop whenever you want.
you can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.
we can make the best or the worst of it. i hope you make the best of it.
and i hope you see things that startle you. i hope you feel things you never felt before.
i hope you meet people with a different point of view. i hope you live a life you’re proud of.
if you find that you’re not, i hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
(f. scott fitzgerald)
another year begins. goodbye 2012, hello 2013. tonight on new year's eve i am thankful for another year - all of the good and all of the bad, to live through a year you always have to take some of both. hopefully more of the former than the later.
tonight i didn't feel up to any big celebrations, i just wanted to be home. we had a great dinner (thanks jo), we played trains, we laughed, and then i got to lay next to malena in her little bed as she fell asleep. there was nowhere else i wanted to be on new years eve this year. as i laid next to her, i thought about the unknown of what 2013 holds for us. i thought about what those results will hold for us in fifteen days. 2013 will bring what it will bring, and we will take it all as it comes. day by day.
i looked back on my new year's eve post from last year, it is amazing how much of what i said last year is still applicable this year.
in 2013, i have chosen "document" as my one little word. as you probably remember, "healing" was my word for 2012 - and i will carry that word with me through 2013 as well (and likely forever because i don't think that i will ever stop healing). but, for 2013, the word "document" was the right choice.
this year, i want to
+++ document our lives through our photos, and finally commit (i know, i know - i have tried before but i think the new year is the new start i need) to getting our photos caught up and in albums.
+++ document my love for friends and family by writing them notes and letters telling them what they mean to me
+++ document all of the fun things that i have planned in 2013, including
- running a 5k
- running a 10k
- getting malena a library card, and making library trips a new routine in our lives
- learning to make creme brulee
- a trip to bend, oregon (or "friend, oregon" or as me/em/hooch call it;))
- trips to pullman, minnesota, and wherever else life may take us
- weekend trips exploring new places in washington
- sunday mornings at our coffee shop
- fun times with family and friends
- cooking/eating new recipes
- date nights
- reading books
- listening to music
- time in my craft room
- little projects around the house (oh wait, this was supposed to be my "fun things i have planned list)
- the list goes on and on......
i hope that you all have a great start to your 2013, may it bring you all that you are hoping for and much more. xo.