Almost every blogger is writing a post today about the upcoming new year and what their hopes and dreams are. I guess I am no different. January 1st is always a good time to stop and think about the future and the path you are on. And to see if changes need to be made.
I am currently entering the 2nd half of my life. I am asking lots of questions. What makes me happy? What brings me joy? How can I live each day to its fullest? How can I be even more present in the "present"? I have some answers, I have found a job that I can do that makes me feel good about my part in our family. I have found that spending time with my husband doing just normal things, makes me happy and brings me joy. Raking the leaves together, browsing through a scrap store together these are what make me happy. What brings me ultimate joy is the love of my family. I have 2 children who have really grown up this year and have been able to articulate their love and appreciation. I have a husband who gets me, and yet still loves me. wow!
But there are still lots to learn, lots of ways to grow. And I welcome that, even though I know that means pain along the way. It seems like growth always includes some degree of pain. But in the second half of my life I now know that the pain won't last forever, and one day, there will be rebirth. So now, I can hold onto that.
As I enter 2011, I want to learn to be more real, to love more, to let go, to savor the moments. What are your wishes and hopes this year?
Happy New Years!