It is officially the first day of 2013 and I’m sitting on my chair listening to “The Hangover” in the background listening to Greg and Tyler chuckle wishing all the kids were home with us. I’m not the type of person to make New Year’s resolutions…since it’s typically the “kiss of death” for any success. What I have discovered is that the art of everyday living is the best I can do because I am far from perfect. I just am looking to do better…in every angle of my life…I don’t wish to change my imperfections… do I love to lose 20 lbs. – OF COURSE…do I want to spend more quality time with my children instead of cleaning and time spent on the computer – YOU BET CHA…do I like to be a better parent? – ABSOLUTELY…So I make this promise to myself daily instead of yearly, to not be perfect but to just be better. I don’t wish to just begin with January 1, my desire is to start EVERYDAY…and try my best to find that not being perfect is human but all that I can do is improve on what my imperfections are!
So what’s in store for 2013? So much has changed over the years. Three of our kids are gone off the college. Will they succeed in everything they desire or have in store for their new year? So very proud of the hurdles Makayla has personally conquered. Last year my son didn’t even want his driver’s license or a job even…he just wanted to stay a “kid”… I totally understand why he doesn’t want to…who wants to feel the real responsibility of being an adult…I personally miss being a kid. Will I actually finish my degree…I sure hope so…that is one determination that I will not let go. I love the drive I feel when I think of “PhD”… Will I find a new ways to manage my photography career into my personal life and hope it’s as successful as I’ve dreamt it to be? Will I find time to make a scrapbook in honor of my father’s life? Will I find a way to incorporate family dinner night with everyone a couple times a month…because it means so much to me but yet totally understand that “time” can get so hectic? These are all unknown but right here and right now is what is important and with my imperfections and the desire for perfection is the belief I need to strive for anything. Here’s to another year! Happy 2013!!!