Thursday, January 20, 2011


Somewhere in the last few blurry weeks, we fell into the New Year. Usually, I take the time to sit down and think about personal goals and family goals while making sparkling cider toasts with the children. I write them down and post them on the doors of our bedrooms for us to remember them throughout the year (this never works). This year 2011 arrived amid a flurry of runny noses, pounding headaches and painful coughs with little thought of personal goals other than to get well as soon as possible.

Many bloggers focus on a word for each year; a word that encompasses their goals and hopes for the New Year. My word is change. Often when I think of change, I imagine the negative. This year I hope to look on change as an adventure and an opportunity for growth.

2011 is going to be a year of many big changes for our family (I think I've said that before). This morning I took the kids down to my attorney's office and signed my divorce papers - again. I have now been separated for over 18 months and I hope that the end of this chapter is now at hand. It is time. It is past time.

Do you have a word for the year?


  1. I hope so to. You deserve some wonderful changes in your life. Onward!

  2. If I had a word, it would probably be moderation. Trying to keep from going overboard this year. I have a long and glorious history of getting carried away, and setting the bar unrealistically high.

    Good luck with your changes, and may they lead into a new year of 'settled' and 'happy'.