I was looking back through all of the pictures I've taken in the past year and all I can say is WOW! 2017 was quite a year for us. We did and accomplished a lot! And while I am thrilled with all that we did I can honestly tell you I'm hoping for a much quieter and less productive year.
Quite often last year I felt like time was constantly getting away from us. We had so much going on it was like we were in a marathon race to the finish. By the time the school break arrived for Christmas we were all exhausted. On the Friday before Christmas I parked my car in the driveway and it didn't move for three days. We went nowhere and just stayed home. It was heavenly.
|This time last year - we had a lot of snow!!|
My youngest is pretty good at pacing herself and isn't usually one to overdo things. My oldest and I, not so much. We tend to go, go, go until we can't go anymore and then we go just a little bit further. It is a crazy way to do things.
Over the break the girls stayed home, reconnected with each other, enjoyed their Christmas gifts and rested. At first they had a gob of plans to hang out with their friends and do things, but as the days unfolded they changed their plans and stayed home, hanging out with each other instead.
|Remember to take time and smell the roses|
In 2018 I hope to curb the marathon rat race that has become a huge part of our lives. We need more downtime, more family time, and less of the go, go, go. I want to concentrate more on the moments and on each day. I don't want to look at our weekly schedule and cringe anymore and feel my anxiety spike. I want breathing space. And I don't want the new year to slip by and wonder what in the world just happened?