I feel like every year is a big year. 2011 was a big bad year (heart attack & cancer). 2012 was a year of change - changing the way I live. At work I’m much more relaxed – It’s just a job people! It’s been noticed and commented on by some office friends. I don’t get stressed out when things don’t happen or move forward. I roll with the punches. I know that work, just doesn’t really matter. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I still give 110% at work, but I definitely have a different attitude about work.
We bought a new house. Taking a big loss on our old house but rationalizing that we’re buying in a down market. And it was worth it. I love this house! We didn’t love the old house. To quote my husband (whenever we’ve shopped for home things the past 2 weeks) “Do you love it? If you only like it and don’t love it we’re not buying it. We’re doing it right this time”. We have a beautiful rug under our desk chair as a result!
At home, I think I’ve done my normal of trying to do as much fun stuff as possible. I’ve never been a stay-at-home girl so we’re always out and about. And now there’s always a little thought in the back of my mind that things can change really fast so enjoy every minute while you can. Every minute of this sweet girl and my relationship with a loving man.
Mary Oliver said in a poem What are you doing with your one precious wild and crazy life?
I’m not doing anything very interesting. I’m not curing disease, solving world hunger or negotiating world piece. I’m taking care of MY one precious life. By having a good time and trying to enjoy everything. Snow that was fluffy. Beach vacations. Everything, big and small. I look forward to more of that in 2013!
Some fun things we've done lately - visited the Childrens Museum in Boston
Had Bill's family over to celebrate the holidays.