Anyway, the past 10 years have flown by. Most amazing yet. Husband, kids, moves, well y’all know. It really was an amazing 10 years.
But this past year, 2010, was the most... soul searching year yet. My little world was perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect, but pretty stinkin’ good. And then things changed. It's still really good, but I came to the realization that life is most certainly fragile and that my family isn’t made of steel. I’ve always thought that this was the hardest life could get – a husband in the intense, training part of his career and 4 small children.
And now I know, it can get way harder than this.
It will get way harder than this.
I looked back at my past NY resolutions and they made me laugh. I didn’t make any last year, but prior to that it seems like I wanted to hit the gym more, learn to run and learn something new. (Here or here to name a few.) I chuckle because the LAST thing I need to do is hit the gym more!! A couple of times a week I workout twice a day and starting Monday I will be teaching 10 classes a week at the gym. Yep, I do not need to be there anymore. And learning to run gave me a chuckle too. Now I coach running. Then the learning something new part, mercy, I’m at my fill with that quota too. Between the fitness trainings, sewing, being a wife, being a mom…I’m learning something new all the time. And most of the time with lots of errors first.
So this year, I decided on two things as my NY goals. They are by no stretch of the imagination equally important, but both are going to be really hard, especially for me. Here goes:
- I would like to be able to jump rope like this by the end of the year.
- I want to have more joy than frustration in every day things. I want to laugh more often than I get irritated. SO, every time I start to feel myself losing it, I can watch this. My favorite youtube video from last year. Seriously.cracks.me.up. Oh, my.
There are a few other things, that are close to my heart and I'm not ready to share, that I would like to master this year.
But, this is good. For now.