Another year is rolling in, and it’s time yet again to look back at the year that just flew by so very quickly. The most important event of the year was transition to Kindergarten, and I am happy to see how much Anna is thriving in school. At work I took more responsibilities and now manage a pretty sizeable team distributed all over the world. I get more money, but I also have longer work days, more stress and more work-related travel. Because of that, a lot of our home organization plans fell behind, and very often we both feel that we do a lot of tag-team parenting and barely manage to catch our breaths. We didn’t do as well in an area of exercise and healthy eating as we hoped, and I am grateful that we didn’t end up with anything more serious than an occasional viral cold last year.
So what’s up for 2012? I am a planner by nature, so, of course, I have a list. But… I read this blog post recently, A Short Guide to Effortless Learning, and one point really spoke to me. It said, Have no fixed plans and goals. The important part here is fixed. So very often I was disappointed when my fixed plans were not carried out due to lack of time or energy. I would like to be more fluid this year and work with what I have. I would also like to stay more in the moment and to follow my daughter’s interests instead of leading. We’ll see where we end up on this road by the end of the year.
Happy New Year, my blog friends! I hope it will be a healthy, peaceful and abundant year for all of us!