I’m back mostly because my kids are in school again. Of course, this morning my 7-year-old asked, “When’s Spring Break?”
THAT’S THE SPIRIT!
I’m also looking ahead to 2014, my son. Yes, I know it’s six days after it started, but that keeps me in line with some of last year’s New Year’s resolution.
Honestly, I’m feeling a little lost about what to do this year. I like setting some goals if only to look back and laugh at myself a few years later when I realized that I didn’t take my kids hiking alone in 2010 because they were stubborn lunatics who either couldn’t walk yet or needed to be carried after 10 minutes of trying to wander off into the woods. PATHS SUCK!
This year, instead of being unrealistic, I forgot to wait until New Year’s Day. Many people have “get in shape” on their list, but we joined a gym after Thanksgiving so I’m already working on becoming stronger and putting on a little weight post-gallbladder-disaster. However, my personal trainer whispers “gain five pounds” when we’re in the gym because I guess it’s embarrassing? I was much more mortified when I said to her, “The last time I was in shape was Spring 2008.”
I’ve also began cursing more at the end of 2013 and going to church. I don’t think they’re related, but I plan to stick it out for a few more months before I’m sure about these mofos.
Perhaps I’ll just do the basics: get more sleep, don’t accidentally adopt an extra animal, cook more meals at home, give the benefit of the doubt, write often, learn to teleport.
Of course, “give the benefit of the doubt” was also on my 2010 list along with berating myself for not hiking with an infant and 3-year-old so I’m not so much being unrealistic as sticking to failure. Hooray?
I can’t wait for 2014 to continue starting!