It’s Hard to believe that in almost one year from now will be my blogging anniversary! One year of blogging already say what! I remember spending New years eve alone with everyone else asleep wishing for something more. Feeling ashamed that I needs something more. I have everything I ever wanted after all. A great husband, three amazing children and a Job that despite it’s stressors I Love! Despite these things, I needed something more. But what could that be?
Thoughts of my childhood came flooding to me that night. Writing in journals, making up characters that looked somewhat like monsters and creating a story out of them. I can still draw a picture of the main one today, however don’t ask me what his name was because for the life of me I cannot remember. That is when it hit me! I need to write again! It was a source of therapy that no money could buy and it is a part of who I am! Somehow over the years and the hustle and bustle of becoming a grown p and what it means in today’s world I forgot that part of me.
Writing in Journals just would not be enough as I also needed to feel connected, and that’s when it happened. A Blog was born! I spent the evening creating titles and there was only one that spoke to me. At the time I had two in tutus and one in diapers but I needed to add the career focus in their somehow and since I spend my time in meetings well the rest is as they say history.
This past year has had its ups and downs and honestly I never expected anyone to read my blog. Now almost a year later I have what I would call community. People who understand and despite my misgiving say it’s okay! We have all been there.
Without my knowing it I had a resolution last year. It was one of self discovery. This blog has helped me do that. This year I plan to make an intentional resolution. That of self-improvement through simplicity When I looked back over the archives , my favorite posts were that of my children and myself enjoying the simple times. Eating a popsicle or simple back yard fun. The more recently blowing bubbles on Christmas!
My children have taught me that simple should not be so complicated and for some reason us adults seemingly do just that. We make the simple so damn complicated! I resolve to spend each day enjoying a simple moment either with my kids or by myself. Hopefully I can turn this into a series on the blog here however if not, that’s okay as I am doing this for me anyway.
This will also be for the kids as I spend a conscious effort to do at least one uninterrupted task with them each day. Just today I caught myself spending more time worrying about the laundry and dirty kitchen than taking a moment with them. The two little ones went down for naps so it was the perfect moment for one on one time with Sassy. We watched a movie together and ate candy and popcorn. At the risk of sounding redundant it was simple and I enjoyed every second of it.
Wish me luck as I begin to make a list of simple activities over the next year. So far I have one months worth. I am sure we will have some repeats and that is fine with me. Take naps for example, I am willing to take a nap any day of the week. The list is not to make simple complicated I promise, it is just to keep me organized and help serve as a binding contract. I am counting on the moments of spontaneity that makes up the most memorable of moments.
With all of the above said and if you made it to the bottom of this post, I need your help! Give me some ideas. I have thirty-five ad need 330 more! What are your ideas? What simple things give you the most enjoyment that are free or cost very little money? Also please share your New Years Resolution with me!