Happy New Year!
2014 was quite a whirlwind year for my family. The most important lesson I learned last year was that I have a limit. Really, I do. I ran smack up against that limit early in 2014, and the rest of the year was basically a process of evaluating our life and making sustainable decisions for the future.
So far, so good. We all seem to be really excited about 2015, and I think that’s largely because we are in a much more settled place. We’re still extremely busy- I find myself regularly battling our schedule just to carve out time for, well, sleep- but most of what we’re doing is actually possible. In the past, I’ve fallen prey to believing that anything is possible if I just worked hard enough. Here’s a beautiful thought to start your new year:
EVERYthing is not possible.
Yes, all you Type-A Positive Thinking People, it’s true. At some point, especially when you have seven people dependent on you and only you, you find out that there’s an end to possible. But, there’s hope. A lot of wonderful things can happen within the realm of possible. The next year or two will bring more changes for our family, but I’m hoping that my newfound appreciation for limits will make our transitions less disruptive and more peaceful.
We kicked off the new year by trying something new. My kids had never tried fondue, so I pulled out the skewers and we all had some fun on New Year’s Eve.
And Austin, for the second year in a row, stayed up till midnight. I don’t know where that little guy gets so much energy! He’s the life of the party.
Speaking of new things, I have a new email address: bainsteradventure(at)gmail(dot)com. Drop me a line. I love to hear from people even though I have an abysmal track record of answering emails (see “extremely busy” above).
Here's to a blessed 2015!