Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hi there 2012

I've been thinking about what I want my theme to be for 2012. One year it was "Fun and Laughter." Another year it was "Don't worry, be happy." Those are good ones for me, Ms. Tends-to-be-too-Serious.

2012 is a big year in a lot of ways. The year my first-born son graduates from high school and starts college a few months later. (Gulp). The year my husband gets recognized for twenty years with NIKE, and we take a fun family vacation to celebrate. The year I have no books coming out.

Wait. Does that make it a big year? Well, in a way, it does. I should have lots of time to write. Along with lots of time to play.

On my run yesterday, I kept thinking about what I want for myself this year and the word that kept coming to mind was LIVE.

Which is weird, I know, since we are living every day. But I think it's more like, Live BIG. Go. Do things. Take Risks. Be all that I can be (except I won't be joining the army).

Last year was a hard year. I sort of just did what I needed to do to get through each day most of the time. Sometimes, when life throws us curve balls, that's all we can do. This year, I want more than that. For both my writing and my life. So there it is. This is what I want to do in 2012.


  1. Good luck!!!!!! 2011 was not a great year for me...especially the last few months. But things are looking up for 2012! Hoping for big things. Gonna do all I can to make them happen!

  2. I have a daughter who is graduating and leaving home for school. It's exciting and scary.
    I'm still finding my way in the writing world and maybe this year will bring me some destinations.

  3. I love this!

    Live a big life. That is a great goal, and there are so many ways to do it!

  4. Stephanie - glad things are looking up!

    Vera - It IS exciting and scary. I'm so not ready. Wasn't it just yesterday we worried about potty training?

    Rebecca - Glad it resonated with you!

    Michelle - Thanks so much, I hope so too.