A Fresh Start

Thursday, 3 January 2013



2013. A new year, a new start. I had so many plans for last week. Plans to sit down and evaluate the last year. Plans to make goals for the new year. Plans to finish off the last few weeks of Project Life for 2012 and make a plan for 2013. Plans to play games and go on outings with the children. So many plans. It didn't, however, turn out how I had planned. Christian got sick Christmas Eve, and it just snowballed from there. One after the other, stomach bugs and flu, we spent the days in bed, taking turns to sleep or manage the children. New Year's Eve was even quieter than we planned. I was so disappointed. I woke up on the 1st January, and I was angry. Angry that 2013 has arrived before I was ready. Before I'd had time to sort everything out and make goals and plans for the upcoming weeks and months ahead. I was grumpy and mean. It was not pleasant, friends. Finally Christian asked what the big deal was. In an outburst of tears, I told him I wasn't ready for the next year, I hadn't gotten my goals written down or anything yet. Now I would have to wait a whole year before I could start right (ok, so I'm dramatic. What can I say?). He just looked at me and said, "Each day is a fresh start. Start tomorrow." So, I did. I haven't made any plans, or evaluated last year, but I looked at my sick little family and decided to make them chicken soup, which I've never done before. I found a great (and easy) recipe by Pioneer Woman, and I made it.

So, here's to a new year and a host of fresh starts. In case you were wondering, I am not actually a planner and I don't make goals (normally). I just wanted to try it and approach my year differently this year. No matter, it's still going to be a great year, and I'm going to make the most of it!

Hugs, Fiona

4 comments :

  1. Happy New Year Honey, I am sure whatever happens this year will be amazing because you will make it so. The chicken soup looks delicious. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas too, grea dolly. Shannon got one too but I didn't make it just the dresses and crown. We went on a lovely New Years trail ride with the horses and mum got to take the sulky. Love and kisses to all,
    Shell

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    1. Thanks, darling xoxo. The trail ride sounds nice!

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  2. Ah, if I were in the same boat I probably would have behaved the same way. I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a great year, even without the time to reflect on 2012. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you for the next year!

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    1. Thanks, Chantel. I'm pretty excited about it too!

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