Just in case you didn't get the memo, 2012 has arrived.
In my home, it rang itself in alone. Quietly. My daughter and I fell asleep early Saturday evening, only to be woken up ever so gently by my fiance arriving home from work at about 11:30 pm. Despite his attempts to wake me to watch the ball drop, I remained mostly sound asleep.
New Year's Day was quiet and uneventful. Perfect, in my mind.
We slept late, went out to brunch, and laid on the couch reading books for the majority of the day.
Although I am not one to make resolutions, I am one to reflect.
Reflecting back on 2011 has given me pause to evaluate that which is of most importance to me.
I went back to school in January of 2011. A full-time job found its way into my life in April 2011. The 3rd Annual Big Fat Family Road Trip found us in Seattle this past summer. My children had the opportunity to meet their late father's family for the first time.
It was a difficult choice to invite the people who never reached out after the death of their son to his children, and invite them into our lives. It was the right choice, though. My children's lives are richer because of it.
September 2011 brought the return of one that I had let go 3 years prior. I feel so blessed to have a second chance with a man I love so much.
As I stare 2012 straight in the eyes, I wonder what it has in store for me. Had you told me at this time last year I would be working and going to school, both full-time, planning a wedding, and would have a partner in life, I would have said you were cuh-razy.
It just goes to show, it's not always our plans that prevail.
Here is to a blessed and wonderous 2012 to all of my friends in Blognia!