Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Obligatory "New Years" Post

Lets face it. 

If you write a blog, it's assumed there will be a post written and dedicated to the new year.  This is after all, the place where we post our projects, our kids' milestones, our failures, triumphs and our struggles. 

Or at least that's what it is for me.

I've thought about this post a lot.  Do I have new years resolutions?  Yeah.  They're all typical and boring... predictable:

...lose weight
...spend more time "in the moment" with my kids
....take better care of my poor kidneys


(the list goes on)

So while I do have "things" I want to do, accomplish this year, I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket. Meaning, if I don't lose the ten pounds that I swear are super glued to my stomach, the world will go on.

Instead, this year, I am going to celebrate. 

I am going to celebrate the potential of this.  This, being me; my life.  As a mom, a wife, a photographer, a writer, a friend, and other roles  I claim. The potential is seething.  And that's something to be celebrated!

It can be as simple as making Ryan's lunch tomorrow.  Or playing a round of memory with Maeve.  Taking Batman (aka Henry) for a milk shake run, just because we can. 

The potential of my life, OUR lives, is exponential  and it doesn't need to be defined in boxed up resolutions. 

My hope for the new year is to use EVERY ounce of potential I've been given.  To be a better person, to love Ryan more deeply, to connect with my kids, entwine with them during this short time they'll actually allow me to entwine with them ;)  To pop in and say hi to my dad, because he's here and I love him more than he'll ever know.  To call my sisters and tell them how beautiful and amazing they are, because... well, they are.  ;)   To write my heart out, and be fearless.  To be kind, when I want to yell and sulk.  To be brave when I want to sink into my dark hole of anxiety. 

I have the potential to do all of this.  And you do too.

So join me, this year? 

Know your worth.  Claim it and march proudly into 2013, armed with the potential of open doors and endless possibilities.

Happy 2013!!!



Tamara Tipton said...

"I am going to celebrate the potential of this. This, being me; my life. As a mom, a wife, a photographer, a writer, a friend, and other roles I claim. The potential is seething. And that's something to be celebrated!"

Celebrate...I like the sound of that.

Great post, thanks for giving me something to think about. :)

Shannon said...

love this!!!