Happy New Year!

12 Jan

I hadn’t realized it had been so long since I posted. I think I’ve written a dozen posts in my head as I’ve tried to fall asleep at night over the last month, but as you can see, none of them have made it past that stage. The prospect of the new year has also been one of the reasons I haven’t posted. The ‘fresh’ start combined with all of the other things I hope to accomplish this year, I was overwhelmed. This has lead to procrastination and the longer I wait to start the more ashamed I feel that I haven’t been more on-the-ball, totally negating the earlier idea of a ‘fresh’ start. Ridiculous I know.


The weekend before New Years our pastor mentioned this Workbook as a great way to reflect on the past year and help to plan and focus your goals for 2013. Sean and I both decided to go through the workbook and then share our thoughts about the past year and the year ahead. I didn’t realized what a valuable practice this would be for me. 2012 was probably one of the most challenging years I have faced to date. It was so good to write simple facts from what I have learned about myself and what I want to let go of from the past year, also looking forward to all the possibilities the new year holds.

So, here I am posting, moving on, and looking forward.

I hope everyone is having a happy New Year and that you had a wonderful Holiday season and got to spend quality time with your friends and family. Over the past month Sean and I have been blessed to spend time with many dear friends and family members we don’t often get to see. I’m excited to share new posts about family,the holidays, photos, art and craft ideas, and delicious recipes with you as 2013 begins. And thanks for reading, even with my idiosyncrasies, after all–life would be boring without them!

2 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Aunt Jan January 13, 2013 at 5:06 PM #

    I hope for all of us a wonderful 2013, I just spent the afternoon trying to cull out some my
    cupboards and closets, it made me sad in some ways and glad in others. Looking for a new start too. Love, Aunt Jan

    • asharperfocus January 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

      Thanks Aunt Jan, I’m hopeful too! Love you!

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