A Belated Happy New Year


Ok, so we are now 4 days into 2013, so I'm a bit late in my New Years wishes, but I'm saying them anyways. Can you believe 2012 is over? Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I literally feel like I just blinked, and suddenly there's a new year upon us. What is going on?!! Seriously, by little boy is now 2 1/2. Thats just cray. And speaking of cray cray, Kanye and She Who Shall Not be Named On This Blog are having a baby in the same year as the The Duke and Duchess? Yes, it's a cray cray world indeed.

But, before I digress too much, let me just say, I am whole heartedly looking forward to this new year. I'll be honest, 2012 was not my favorite year. It started out promising, but there were a lot of bumps in the road. My miscarriage really threw my year into a tail spin, and it was pretty hard for a few months. Needless to say, I was not too sorry to say good bye to 2012. So I'm excited to start a new year and a new chapter.

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to avoid dwelling on the past, and stay positive about the future. I am a habitual past dweller. It's a real problem. I sit and think and calculate and ruminate on past choices, mistakes, basically anything. This is not a productive way to engage in life, because a lot of times, it makes me immobile. And there is nothing worse than feeling stuck. It's great to learn from our mistakes, but the point is to learn and move on. Honestly, it's better to try and fail than to stay stuck in one place. I know that, and I just have to keep reminding myself everyday, and I think the best strategy is to just keep looking forward. So, that is my 2013 focus. I have a few other basic resolutions - you know, the ones we all make every year but only stick to for 2 months....here they are:

1. Get Organized: yes, every room of the house!

2. Downsize: I've started boxing up all my clothes and putting them in storage. I am sticking with 5-10 quality pieces of clothing per season. THATS IT!

3. At least 30 minutes per day of outside time with my son: I know this seems simple, but when you live in Seattle, and its constantly cold and rainy, the outdoors just dont seem appealing in the winter, so this will take some real effort. So far, we're off to a good start. We bundle up and head outside in the early afternoon before lunch. I actually am really enjoying it, and of course Miles couldn't be happier

4. 20 minute morning workout: The one thing i reeeaallllyyy miss about being a city dweller is the walking. I used to walk everywhere, everyday. And now I have no where to walk out here in the burbs (walking up and down aimlessly on a sidewalk just isn't that appealing to). That takes a toll on my moods and my body. So, I decided to get a little activity in any way I can. I have little elliptical machine in my house, and my goal is to get on it for 20 minutes first thing in the morning. I still have plans to be at the gym at least 3 days per week, but if I miss a day, at least I've already done a bit of cardio that day.


Now the real question is, where will I be with these in two months...