Adventures in Rachel-land

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I've been thinking a lot about the upcoming year, and quite a bit about the one we just finished. It's a natural thing to do, if not always helpful. Here's what I want in 2010.

I want nothing to happen. No job changes, no moving, no life changes. No family deaths, no horrible accidents. Here's what the last 5 years have looked like.

2005 - bought a house
2006 - got engaged, sold a house, moved
2007 - got married, got pregnant
2008 - had a baby, changed jobs
2009- sold a house, bought a house

A year from now, I want to be posting to my blog that nothing happened this year. I want to spend 2010 going to work, loving my family, and taking big deep breaths. No stressful life changes!

Bring it on, 2010. We are ready.

I can....

I can......

be stronger. Physically, emotionally, spiritually.

be more gracious with my husband. We (I) get caught up in how much love he has shown me, carefully doling out the exact same amount of kindness. I can give more and not measure the return quite so carefully.

be more patient with my son.

make more effort to make connections. Email the friends I've allowed to drift away. Invite the new friend out for a drink.

show my love and concern in more tangible ways. Give a gift. Drop a note....take the time.

stop and be quiet. Listen to my spirit...still my restless thoughts.

I can.

Friday, December 25, 2009