With only hours until 2013, I (like many others) have been taking stock of my year. It has been a big one! Actually, for that matter, both 2011 and 2012 have been two of my biggest ever. The discovery that I was pregnant in January 2011, and the arrival of my baby boy that September have taken me on the wildest ride of my life. It has been a huge learning curve, and I continue to learn day-to-day. I never imagined how much I would love being pregnant, feeling a baby grow within me, and then watching him learn and grow and smile. I never realised how little sleep I can function on. That caffine is a great pick-me-up, but a total no-no when you have an extremely active and non-sleeping baby (and that I can function on no sleep AND no caffine, though it is easier with one or the other). I have learned to process advice, and wave-off generalisations. I haven’t had a real lazy morning in about sixteen months, and despite the increase in waking hours I get much less done each day than I did pre-baby. Something which has frustrated me on more than one occasion but that I am gradually learning to deal with.
I am looking forward to 2013. I am planning on making many changes to my life, my mind, and my body. I know we don’t need to wait until the start of a new year to make a change, but I have always liked the idea of leaving somethings behind and entering a new year with high hopes. In 2012 I can’t say I have achieved as many of my goals as I would have liked, but I will enter 2013 with realistic objectives. And it goes without saying that I will continue to make the most of every second I spend with my son.
This blog has been a goal of mine for 2012. And while I may have started it late, I have in a way achieved my goal. Better late than never… right? It is the continuation of my previous blog which I left behind while I found my feet as a mother. I am aiming for it to be more personal, and more true to myself. I have missed blogging, though I must say since my absence from the blog world I have grown and learned more about who I am.
I am ready for 2013… are you?