I made a decision not to make any New Year's resolutions this year. It's all part of my plan to start taking life as it comes instead of railing against every unexpected discomfort or bump in the road.
That doesn't mean I don't have goals for the year, of course. For one thing, I want to start working on being a healthier person and a better role model to my girls. To do that, I'm taking a page from The Boy's book -- in the last four years or so, he's lost about 40 pounds. He's not doing anything special -- certainly no formal diet or exercise -- but apparently he's been making small changes that have helped him lose weight at a very slow but steady rate. I have a feeling it will take more than that for me, but still I want to focus on making sure that at the end of each year, I can claim to be a little bit healthier than I was at the beginning of that year.
But really, 2009 is going to be about enjoying what I have. The baby is due in about a month, and after that, I plan to spend every possible second relishing this, my last baby. I want to live in the moment, enjoying the incredible gift of being able to be home with my kids because in 2010, I go back to work. Now, knowing me, there will still be a fair share of whining along the way, but I do hope to keep it to a bare minimum.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who's been reading this blog. I hope your New Years are off to a happy, healthy, optimistic start.