Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year

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!


  1. All the best to you in this new year, KaKi!

  2. What an awesome post and outlook on 2011. My hope is that when I'm older I can look back and say I lived eachday to it's fullest and I soaked up the best of the time I was given.

    I would also like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the sweet comment you left on my blog today. I cried, then quickly called Mr. Arkansas to notify him of his first official fan :-). Thank you for your guidance and heartfelt understanding. Its still amazes me the awesome people I have met and came in contact with through blogland.

    Lots of love,


    Ps: glad you left a comment so I could find you as well.