On a more dour note, I woke up this morning with the incredibly depressing realization that nothing has changed in the past 365 days. Not just the big stuff---of course we haven't moved, changed jobs, or added pets or children to our family. That was expected and, actually, welcome after several years of big changes. I mean the behind-the-scenes things. All the goals and hopes I had for making things better---every inch of ground I gained was eventually relinquished and I'm right back where I started.
Last year I decided to work on just a few fundamental things: marriage, parenting, and work. And I did make progress initially. But things got in the way, or I got lazy or sick or tired or excuse excuse excuse and this past week? Was pretty much this again.
Its enough to make me want to give up, but I'm not a giver-upper so I'm recommitting. Yet again. This time with the secret weapons of therapy and accountability. I will think it through and post again about specifics---re-trying what worked and ditching what didn't last year and hopefully adding some new tricks.
I also made a "Fun List" last year. Lets see how I did with that, shall we?
Go hear live music (not counting the 2 kiddie concerts we are going to) See a non-music performance---play, dance, comedy routine
- See an exhibit at a non-child-friendly museum
Add myself to carshare account and use it Learn to make a nice cocktail for myself Go to the beach Go see fireworks A trip for just the 4 of us---anything from a weekend to a week in length
- Date night picnic in the park
- Drive out at night to see the stars
Regular (i.e once every couple of months) lunches with my work friends Regular brunches with my brunch friends Go to friend's bridal shower
- Find new music to listen to---goal of 5 new artists/bands*
- Figure out something to do with my hair*
Wishing you all peace, sleep, and joy in 2015!