Today is the second day of 2013, and I have been giving some serious thought to my hopes, dreams, wishes and goals for the coming year. This past year has been a year of ups, downs, and transition for me...and I don't feel as though I have really "lived life" for the past 14 months or so. I have been on hold, in limbo, as I wait for someone to finally diagnose the symptoms that have been plaguing my days.
That is definitely going to change in 2013! I do not have to sit by totally helpless and allow the physical aches, pains, tremors, shakes and weakness to grind away at my soul. I love life WAY to much to passively slide from day to day, as I have been. Yes, my body, the machine that moves me through this life, is in need of some TLC and healing...but I, the essence of who I truly am, am not encumbered. I can still love, laugh, hope, and dream.
So here are my 2013 resolutions:
Although our son is leaving the nest, he knows I will always be there for him and his dear girlfriend. My challenge is to do so without smothering them (easier said than done...but I'm trying!) As an only child, J and I have always had a very close relationship. I understand that in some ways his dear girlfriend is taking my place; and that is how it should be. He doesn't love hubby and I any less, his heart has just expanded to love her too. I feel as though I am adopting a daughter, and I can't wait until the day she is "officially" my daughter in love. She already feels like family.
Both hubby and I have very small immediate families and now that life is slowing down I hope to spend more time with those we hold dear. They are precious to me, and I want to make sure they know how tightly I hold them in my heart.
Freebies -A friend on a forum that I frequent offered a challenge to acquire "A Freebie A Day". It is amazing how many free samples are available on the web and how many sites are available where you can earn points just by searching the internet or doing surveys. I hope to take advantage of as many opportunities as I can in 2013! You can check out the tracker on my sidebar and you can see how I am doing in my quest for a freebie a day!
Above is just a general overview of the goals I have for 2013. How are you doing on your list, and is there anything I have totally overlooked on mine?