Something about the change from December to January fills my heart with emotions — such anticipation and excitement! But at the same time, a part of me feels slightly anxious over the uncertainty that comes with the new year. I am one of those people who like to know what’s coming. And despite my desire to know and plan, 2012 has reminded me that you can prepare all you want, but in the end, things will happen that you weren’t prepared for. Things will challenge and test you in ways you wouldn’t imagine. But life, which is often a mixture of the bitter and the sweet, the good and the bad, will also make you realize sometimes the greatest joy can be found in the unexpected, in the moments in which you dared to deviate from your plan or opened yourselves up to new things — whether it be new goals, new dreams, or new experiences.
As I watched my children cuddling with their father beside the tree on Christmas morning, I couldn’t help but think what I wanted my life to look like in the upcoming year. For me the greatest gifts I have been given are the three of them. They are my world, and in December when I learned about the tragedy in Connecticut I felt like my world was rattled to its core. Something inside me changed. I am no longer the same mother and wife that I once was. My hope is that I am now an even better one.
In 2013, my goal is to spend more time enjoying the gifts that I have been blessed with while I have them. I am making some resolutions and writing them on paper and in my heart. I will do my best to reach them while at the same time realizing that if I fall a little short, it’s okay. Come this time 2014, I want to look back and smile knowing that even though things didn’t go as planned all the time, I didn’t just “exist” in 2013; I lived and I loved. I dreamed and I did.
So what are my goals? Check out my list of the top 25 resolutions I’m making this year.
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What are some of your resolutions for 2013?
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