in the new year
I had big plans for the new blog to be ready for January 1st, but it’s not quite ready. These things happen, but I’m still jumping to a new one sooner than later. This month has been filled with work and family happenings that matter more than blogging and holidays and one of us constantly being sick. The holidays were nice and calm, but it’s still all very exciting for this not-up-for-much-stimulation (read: boring) family. We were supposed to celebrate the New Year with friend, but instead we’ll finish it out with 2 out of 4 of us sick, me up a little too late working on blogs and photo editing while I had a little buffalo chicken crack dip and watch Downton Abbey again. (Random side note for the Downton Abbey lovers: Did you see Call the Midwife this fall?? I am so in love with that show, too!)
For the first time ever for me, a new year feels so sweet and exciting. I don’t know what’s different. Usually I feel sad about all that’s ending, mostly because my mom has always felt that way and says it every year. But a fresh start and new year feels good right now, even with a list of things to do that has my head spinning. I asked Mia what she wanted to do this year and her 5 year old list was simple: she wants to take swimming lessons and she wants to pick strawberries. That I can handle. And it’s the sort of resolution I can get on board with – simple and straightforward. I feel similarly – I have one major thing I want to do in 2013: grow my business. I’ve officially been in business for a year now and I feel so ready to really jump in and get moving. I’m finishing my part-time job again for real in a week and a half and headed full-force into making my business fun and fulfilling and smart and profitable this year. I don’t even know that I’d consider it a resolution, just an intention that’s fueling my fire to get working and dream and growing and that’s always a good thing.
How about all of you? How’s the new year for you so far??