It's that time again! Last year has concluded and the next one has begun. No doubt that a new year can be a new beginning, a fresh start to something wonderful (hopefully). Did you make resolutions? and how are they going? I always say I don't make any, but in my "mind's eye" I have a few floating around, focusing me through the chilly Maine winter months (because they don't usually last much longer than that).
Leslie from Time Out for Mom asks: One thing I would like to accomplish in 2015 is ________.
Now, I could say the ol' stand-by. This year is going to be THE year I lose that 50 pounds. I've lost some over the last couple of years, but that 50 wasn't much of a priority in 2014. You know what they say about falling in love...Fortunately *I* haven't gained any!
Or I'll save more money, pay off more bills, do more with less. Or I'll get to all those home improvement and repair projects. But really? Who am I kidding? It's a good thing my fiance doesn't mind fixing things...
No, the ONE thing I would like to accomplish in 2015 is to have more fun with my family. Fun doesn't have to be expensive or complicated, but it does have to be relaxed and together. It has to be filled with laughter! And maybe some new experiences. When it comes right down to it, family is the best thing we've got!
As a suddenly divorced Mom, life got complicated. There was healing to do, both the kids and I. I became responsible for...well, almost everything! Managing a home, keeping up with 3 busy kids, homeschooling, caring for a mish-mash of pets, and stretching those few dollars took most of my time and energy. Not that we didn't have fun, but life became more stressed, more serious, more exhausting.
But this year? This year will be different! Let the silliness begin!