All in all, 2009 wasn't that bad. Yes, Josh missed half of it, but more importantly he also came home. Stephen started school, He turned "3" and had an over-the-top party that I probably enjoyed more than him (!), we also saw lots of family and spent time exploring Texas and working on our home....
The start of a new year always makes me a bit sentimental and a little overwhelmed. Yes, 2009 was fabulous, and in general I like my life and how we "run this show," but the new year makes me want to re-access things. Do I really like the way the hall closet is organized, or can I do it better? Everything from our finances to our home I find myself contemplating.
The main thing that is my personal resolution this year is actually going to be a tough one for me. Yes, I should cuss less and yes, I would like a smaller butt; But no, these are not my resolutions. I am holding myself responsible for the situations I put myself in and the people I chose to associate with.
I like to help and fix things and sometimes I remind myself too late that I cannot help or "fix" everyone. If Jane Doe makes a choice that I do not agree with I need to let it roll and next time Jane asks me for help or a favor or wants to cry on my shoulder I need to find somewhere else to be. My shoulder needs to be busy elsewhere. If others are going to make dumb decisions I need to let them, and make my own decisions which would responsibly lead to me finding new friends, new people.