Now, 2013 is exciting for me. 13 is my lucky number. I've written about it many times on here-- it's the day I was born, the day I met my husband, the day he proposed, and the day we got married. I was sad when Hazelnut wasn't born on Friday the 13th. I was shocked, actually.
Also? I always thought I would have my first child in 2013. But I got that blessing a full year early, in 2012!
So what exactly does this new year hold for me? I'm not much for making resolutions for a new year. But then again, I'm not the girl who starts a diet on a Monday. I start it on the first possible day. If I make a decision, I'm going to go ahead and do it, rather than waiting for a special day.
So that's what we've done with the overhaul in our eating. We needed an overhaul a few months ago, so now going into the new year, we are well on our way, and it feels great!
But still, I'm a people pleaser, so when the new year rolls around, I like to have something to tell people when they ask if I have any resolutions.
Yep. Of course.
I'm going to be more organized & do more. Work, home, cooking, etc. Organized. My schedule is constantly full. Too full. So the more organized I am, the quicker things can get done, and the more time I will have.
This is also the first year since 2008 that we haven't moved. Our house is getting cluttered & my minimalist spirit can't handle it!
Also, I feel like this is the first year I have a chance to breathe a little. Here's the timeline of our marriage so far:
2006: First year of marriage-- talk about change!
2007: My brother & his daughter moved in with us. It was a very mutual decision & we loved having them there-- but boy, another big change!
2008: We moved to Atlanta... more change.
2009: Moved to South Carolina... oh yes, even more change.
2010: We thought that was the year... we signed a new lease & were excited to be settled in to our cheap apartment with fun jobs... when this church in Virginia called and... we moved to Virginia!
2011: Ahh... life in Virginia. Making tons of new friends and... we're pregnant! So that means packing up again & moving to a bigger apartment.
2012: Hello baby Hazelnut! Need I say more? That was a change.
2013: Nothing new on the horizon. We are very excited for a year of doing relatively little compared to years past. We are happy & satisfied (in a good way) with where we are. We are content.
So I'm a little excited, and a little scared, of where 2013 will take us. Will it finally be a year to take a breath? Or is there something crazy awaiting us?
Will we buy a house?
I have to admit, that one is rolling around in my head. Boy oh boy do I hope so! But we'll see.