Last night at the dinner table, we attempted to remember, month by month, all the highlights of this past year. No wonder I was so tired this week! Wow did we do a lot! We all had trouble remembering what happened. I’m not good at journaling, but I’m thinking about at least starting a notebook with the highlights of each year by month, so we don’t forget!
Then I started to think about the past decade and was really overwhelmed by it all. Primarily, it was the decade we became a family with the birth of both boys (OK – so Stephen was born a month and a half earlier – but still!). Needless to say – there was a lot of activity surrounding the family. Then of course there was the move to NJ in 2007. I still remember how scared I was the morning of 9/11 and what it could mean to my son’s life. All in all, we came through the decade in good physical and financial health.
There’s no telling what lies in store for us in the next decade, but I have a good feeling about it. I guess the key is is to remember what is truly important in life and keep it all in perspective.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!
Happy New Year to you, too! Sometimes I think there’s a psychic connection between Illinois and NJ–just this a.m. on my way into work I was repeating the word “perspective” to myself as a mantra. (I was not looking forward to certain tasks on the job today and was trying to remind myself that a year from now, none of it will matter one teensy bit!) So, I concur with your perspective on perspective! 🙂
What amazes me is how FAST the past ten years have gone! I have a tenth anniversary coming up in May—where on earth has the time gone? Kids are growing like weeds–what I need now is some trick to slow it all down just a bit (and to always remind myself to enjoy what’s here now!)
I like the psychic connection idea, but I think maybe it’s just that we’re “women of a certain age!”