Thinking about ways to make the goals that I've set actually happen this year. I'm working away on the scrapbooking ones and struggling with finding ways to make some of the personal ones happen, especially the travel goals.
Feeling sad that school has started. Oh man, I miss my kids when they're at school all day. There are some days when I don't miss them quite as much as others but I'd still rather them be here. Seeing Andrew's blanket abandoned on the kitchen bench made me so sad on Monday that I had to move it.
Doing more. Of everything. I'm energized right now to keep the cleaning and purging going and I'm excited by my progress, even if it's just a little bit every day. I'm also excited to keep up with scrapbooking and organizing. I'm a planner. All year, not just in January, but January certainly gives me a kick in the pants.
Reminding myself that the kids being back in school gives me more time to do everything I just mentioned and so I'm very grateful for that time here alone. Last year, I was working almost full-time and trying to balance everything, along with Libby's seizures, and it was just hard.
Enjoying photography again so very much. Taking Ali Edwards' "Lens of Joy" class last fall brought it all back and I'm making plans for even more photography-related projects this year.
Appreciating my husband and kids so much. My birthday was earlier this week and they totally surprised me with fantastic, wonderful presents. They really thought about what would make me happy and that was what made the day so special. It was just the best, most fun-filled evening I've had in a long time.