Honestly I'm not that excited about the new year, but am grateful for an opportunity to start fresh. A whole year's worth of days...365 days...52 Mondays, is plenty of time to start over and stop and start over again. 365 days to try to get it right...again.
Since 2010 is a pretty good number, 10 being symbolic of completion and rebirth and all that, I decided to take a look at my first posts of the year over the past 5 years to see how much I/things have changed, or how much my outlook has changed over time. Just as I suspected, I'm the same person. That's a little frustrating, since I'm always (apparently) on a mission to change something about myself. According to my previous first-of-the-year posts (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). I'm usually either over resolution lists or making ones that I end up not satisfying, still trying to lose weight (less weight now, but still), and still hoping to achieve the same things. I'm a little more mature I guess. Definitely more optimistic. And way, WAY more social. So there is definitely growth. Which I guess is most important. You know what they say about life being about the journey not the destination? I'm in a place right now where I'm really trying to enjoy the journey--not focus too far off into the future. To live, really live and enjoy today.
I cannot end this post without highlighting how much my 2009 recap post isn't much different from the previous one. So here is my first-of-the-year post for 2010, which is my 2009 post with some minor updates. Note the changes:
Happy New Year! It's 2009 2010!It doesn't seem like nine ten years have passed since Y2K, but obviously it has. This year has definitely flown by. I'm so over making resolutions with every new year, but I will take a moment...just a moment to reflect over my 2008 2009.
This has been the best, hardest, happiest, most tiring, most emotionally taxing, sweetest, most productive, most sleepless year of my life. Since February 19th (2008), everything in my life has come second to taking care of my newborn son. He had a minor medical issue when he was born--you'd never know it if you met him, but we (STILL) have the medical bills to prove it. I quit my job to stay at home with him, which was the best decision I've ever made in my life. I'm so glad I get to spend so much time with him. I'd be miserable if I had to leave him to go to work, I'm sure of it. It's been difficult and exciting getting to know myself as a mom, and getting to know my husband as a father. It's been good--the fighting, the making up, the frustrations, the overwhelming feelings of love for our son and our family, the growing up. I look forward to another year of this family business and perhaps adding another member soon.
Aside from getting to review beauty products for Clinique (OMG y'all I'm so excited about this!), not much else bloggable happened with me this year (other than being an Ambassador for and attending Blogalicious). I know y'all are probably babied out here this year, but It's my life right now, you know? Whatayagonnado?