What a wonderful feeling this new year has brought with it.
I was feeling quite flat toward the end of December, but as the end of the month drew closer, I found that the stress of Christmas faded.
We did not drive to Radium after all. The roads were bad and I am a basket case when the roads are so much as shiny. My Mum and Step-Dad came a day later. I did not bottle sangria. We did not soak in the hotsprings.
I thought I had everything planned out... dates and times, when I would shop... but, as they say about the best laid plans...
We spent Christmas with my Sister, her husband and inlaws. It was lovely.
The boys played wii for several hours (what a treat for them), very quietly. We visited, ate, opened gifts, ate some more and had a calm, relaxed, beautiful time.
It made me realise that sometimes the best plans are to have none at all.
Further, I did not go crazy, as I always have, making lists of cleaning and organizing... Alan was shocked that I didn't bark orders, or once get on my hands and knees to scrub floors.
I start this new year with a deep desire to focus on that which is most important to me... my boys, Alan, my home. I have set my business aside for now, focussing on healing from the accident and being home with those I love.
I feel deeply peaceful about it.
I am so happy.
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