Happy New Year! I hope your new year is filled with happiness, love, and passion for people, ideas, and goals.
I’m writing this as Wolfie sleeps and my husband does whatever it is he does on the computer for fun. I’m baking cookies, chocolate chip, and just hanging out reflecting on the last year, and the year to come. This last year had some big changes for us and I still feel like I’m adjusting, even as more changes are coming. Wolfie was born in late 2014, so that wasn’t actually in the last year, but since it was between the holidays it feels like it. I quit my job and started my own private practice (clinical social work); my husband got a new job and we spent a few months traveling back and forth between Maine and Boston spending several nights a week apart; I closed my private practice to move to Boston; we moved to Boston while still owning our house in Maine; I put a lot of time and effort into blogging this year; I accepted a new job, but when it came time to start I just couldn’t leave Wolfie at the times I would have needed to so I resigned before starting; My husband traveled A LOT; We traveled together to Utah, San Diego, Wisconsin (3 times), and up and down the east coast from RI to ME countless time; I finally accepted and started a new job; Wolfie started daycare a few days a week; we moved again in Boston; we are hoping to close on the house in a few weeks.
So, it’s been crazy. I was telling my husband yesterday that I feel like I haven’t done anything this year, but when all that is listed and we still managed to raise a happy, sweet, child, who is mastering skills every time we turn around, and keep our marriage healthy and strong, I guess it’s been a good year. I think what I meant is that I haven’t done much for me. My life totally changed from being a person, to being a mom. My work, my free time, my sleep schedule, all revolve around another person. My goal for this next year is to get a little bit more time for me, to feel like I am still an individual. My other major goal is to continue to put as much time and effort into blogging as I can. It is something I love, and I have started to see movement (people actually stopping by) this year.
What are your goals this year?