Last night, we said goodbye to 2012 & I made sure we had fun doing so! As you know, our family loves any and all holidays & we also love to party, so last night was no exception. Even though it was just the 3 of us, I made it a little extra special by adding a few touches. A couple of months back had to buy a mini helium tank for The Boy’s birthday, and we had leftover balloons and helium, so balloons: check! Hats: check! Noisemakers & party blowers: check! Glow necklaces: check! A special dinner, (filet au poivre for me & The Husband w/ Pioneer Woman’s Burgundy Mushrooms, and Mac & Cheese for The Boy, followed by Lemon Cake for dessert. Then a little dance party, movie, popcorn & a 9pm toast and countdown – yes, we had to celebrate the East Coast New Year because we’re old … and I didn’t get a good night’s sleep the night prior.)
It was a pretty good year for us: We bought a house, The Husband had a busy & successful work year, The Boy started his new school & is on a path to overcoming some behavioral issues, and I, the Fairly Good Mother, started this blog! Of course, there were challenges as well: being told that The Boy has Aspergers, a minor surgery for me & little let downs that are just part of life.
I am a big believer in letting your imagination soar & take you anywhere you want, so therefore, I have some big plans for 2013. I don’t really believe in “resolutions,” to me it’s just another way to be disappointed in yourself when you ultimately backslide, (because, let’s face it – going from being nestled in a winter cocoon for the past several weeks to becoming a marathon runner in a month is setting yourself up for failure.) I’m not saying not to try & better yourself, or make improvements to your life, but the language of “I resolve not to do x, y & z” is inherently negative. Rather, I think having “goals” and saying something like, “This year, I’d like to try and accomplish x, y & z” has more positive energy.
And I don’t know about you, but I feel like we can all use a LOT more positive energy around here! 2012 seemed so “doom and gloom,” to me, what with the end-of-the-world Mayan calendar predictions, the economy still in a downward spiral, and so many natural,(and manmade) disasters peppering our existence. I’m ready for some good times, some smiles, some laughter, some hope & some more dancing. I feel like 2013 has so much potential & truly, the best is yet to come. So dream big & create your own reality … and always aim for growing into a better, more patient, kinder & accepting person. Because that’s what the world needs. Happy 2013!