So, my word for 2013 is BALANCE. Something I had very little of in 2012. 2012 was a year of extremes. I worked too much (2 jobs), went to school part time, and did little in the way of weekend fun for a good 5 months of the year because of being back in school. During the summer, I also had some shocking news that rocked my world and sent me on an emotional roller coaster-more extremes. By the time I was to sign up for fall semester classes I had just had it and procrastinated to the point that I was only able to sign up for one course, a mini-mester, that was to begin on November 15th. During my fall break from work, I had a sort of epiphany and decided that what I really wanted to do was pursue my desire to work more on artistic and creative endeavors and open my own retail shop. I decided to drop the class I had signed up for and begin focusing on another chapter in my life. A chapter that I was afraid I would regret not doing, or waiting until retirement age, to do. So as this new year begins, I am counting down the days of work at one job that lead me closer to the dreams of another career.
Balance. I will achieve this by trying to keep all facets of my life full. That means focusing first on me and what I need to be the best wife, mother, and person I can be for this world. It also means spending quality time with family and friends. It also means focusing on healthy choices for my mind, physical body, and spirit.
I bid you all a happy 2013. May you achieve all that your heart desires, it's up to you and only you!
P.S.-as a little footnote here, my previous post was way back in July. I am about two laundry loads away from finishing up that detergent. It worked very effectively in my HE washer. I am going to make a new batch this week and add to it one box of Oxiclean, which was suggested in the last recipe I used. If I remember correctly, the total cost of the detergent was about $10 and it lasted 5 months...so $2 a month seems like a great bargain for detergent!