Tuesday, January 1, 2013
January 1, 2013 ... oh my!
As I sit here I cannot believe we have rounded the corner into another year! I keep waiting for life to slow down, but it doesn't (surprise, I know!). Since my last post, I have logged in to my "lonely little blog" only to feel kind of depressed about how much I have neglected it (along with all the paper piles in my life), and so I promptly log back out. But there is so much to say ... so much to talk about, so much to remember ... and just not enough hours in the day.
But then every time I think that phrase ("not enough hours in the day"), I get frustrated at myself all over again and think "I HAVE JUST AS MANY HOURS IN THE DAY AS THE NEXT PERSON ... and THAT includes EINSTEIN, and MOZART, and ABRAHAM LINCOLN." And then I swear (Dammit).
But seriously, life is so very good, and I have so much to be grateful for. And I am going to start grabbing a few minutes (or seconds) when I have them. Because too many times I think to myself, I will blog/call a friend/do something or other "when I have an hour" ... and when can I ever find a solid hour? As a mom to a 6 month old, it feels pretty rare these days. So I am going to have to settle for "five minutes" or even "one minute" occasionally, because guess what, even in ONE HOT MINUTE, I can say QUITE A BIT. (Those mad 93 words per minute typing skills were bound to come in handy some time).
So to start down my little blogging path again, I am here to say I am so very grateful. Grateful for my hubby. Grateful that we can laugh, and tease (and pinch), and snooze, and work, and clean, and (occasionally) fight, and make-up and parent side by side. I am so very grateful that we get to enjoy the most beautiful baby boy I have ever laid eyes on (of course I am biased). I am so very grateful that I get to feel his juicy little legs and arms and buns and cheeks squirming and wiggling and growing, and hear his laughter and little voice throughout my days.
I am so very grateful that Phil's mom is here and able to spend time with us and her beautiful grandson. I am so very grateful that she continues to survive cancer - fighting and enduring every day and giving us and Aiden her love and energy.
I am so very grateful that I get to create portraits for people in the photography side of my world, and help them to document and enjoy their families and babies. It takes on a whole new meaning for me now that I am also a mother.
I am so very grateful that I get to help people move past problems, in the legal side of my world. The last couples years I have helped to fight numerous legal battles which have allowed businesses (and the individuals behind them) to stay afloat. This work alone has made my legal degree worth it. I am so very grateful that with my dispute resolution experience I am able to help clients resolve problems and get through certain legal processes quickly with as little pain as possible (even in some of the most difficult times, such as dissolving a marriage). Even if I can't always bring joy, I believe that lessening the pain that people experience is a worthy goal. And I am so very grateful to get to do that in my work.
I am so very grateful for health - for the health of loved ones, for my health, for access to the knowledge and resources to live a more healthy life. Health, when you have it, is such a blessing. I just need to say out loud, I am grateful for it.
I am so very grateful for friends and family -- for all the wonderful people in my life who make it such a rewarding one. Every year when I get ready to send out holiday cards, I think to myself that I need to set aside a week to truly catch up with people and put messages down to all those I'd like to reach out to. But sometimes a simple postcard with a few words will just have to do. I know that people understand and forgive, and I am so very grateful for that as well.
And with that, my time is up! My sweetie is asleep on the couch, and I need to go cuddle him.
I hope that 2012 was good to you. And I wish you health and happiness and lots of energy in 2013! (Because that's what I wish for myself, too!) Much love. xoxo