A Change

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's came and went almost without me noticing. Between finishing another month of internship, a impromptu visit from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, and catching up on sleep, the new year has started in the same fashion the old one ended.

Not to say that I haven't thought a lot about it.

I've thought about what this last year has brought.

Matching into anesthesia residency.

Hubster going back to school.

Buying our first home.

Moving halfway across the country.

Starting residency.

Potty training.

New schools.

It's been a long crazy year, to say the least.

Hubster and I did take a break from dishes and laundry to toast each other at midnight (his brother was scheduled to arrive in a few hours, and clean dishes and a place for them to sleep were much called for.)

The toast we made...

May many things be just as good, and the rest of them be better.

What more do you need?

Actually, a few more things.

I've been thinking a lot about my resolutions. I went back and looked at the list I made last year. What a surprise. They are all things I still need to work on. Obviously, that went well.

But there is one thing that I am going to add for this year.

Simplicity.

Our lives are in desperate need of simplicity. There are so many things that detract from us having the time we want together. The piles of papers on nearly ever surface. The extra toys. The occasionally ineffective schedule. Our goal this year is to minimize the distractions.

As part of that goal, I'm going to minimize my Facebook use. No more Facebook games. Just checking statuses so I can keep up with friends and family back in Utah.

The other change that has been in the back of my mind for several months now is the need to consolidate my blogs. I have two blogs. Initially, I started a family blog to share photos of my boys and to keep the grandparents in the loop of all our activities. A couple months later, I realized that I wanted to write about things that had nothing to do with family. Books, poetry, movies, and the constant onslaught of random thoughts I was filing away every day. My thoughts about weight loss and vampire books didn't seem appropriate for a family blog, so I created another blog. This one. Since that time, it has been a constant struggle, not just to keep two blogs updated, but to separate my life into two different categories. What blog do I put my marriage rules on? What blog do home improvements go on? I could (and have) posted the same entry on both blogs, but that's twice the work.

I'm tired to trying to divide my life into sections. I am a mother, physician, book-lover, photo-taker, movie watcher, deep thinker, mistake maker, home improver, and silly post writer all at once. I can't put part of my life here and part over there.

So, a new blog is just around the corner. Well, just as soon as I have a name for it.

Now that's embarrassing. I cannot think of a name for my new blog. I think I get close, but then someone else has it, or I change my mind. It's not supposed to be this hard, right?

I hope if you follow me that you continue to do so. Many of you have become just as good of friends as any I have in real life. Your comments, input, and insight have made me laugh and buoyed me up.

So wait for it. A change is in the air.

3 comments:

Karen said...

It's certainly been a big year for you and I'm glad I've had a little tiny part in it. You know I'll follow you to whatever new blog life you create!

Emma Lilly said...

I suggest you find a song or a line from a book that inspires you to use as your title. I often wonder If I should start a new blog with a different title. It may be in my future. So here's to you

Trina said...

How about Optimistic Confessions of the Jessop Boys????