New Year, Clean Slate

by Shannan on January 3, 2012

Happy New Year! There’s something so refreshing about putting up a fresh, new calendar…a blank slate, wide open for new adventures, unending possibilities of what the New Year could become.  Even though 2011 was an amazing year for me, with fabulous experiences that outweighed the drama, I was excited to see it come to an end so I could see what 2012 had in store.

Over the past few years, I’ve mostly written here about my kids and things that I was asked to do. While there will still be a bit of that, most of my space on the web is about to become MINE. 2012 is going to be the year of ME. Narcissistic, I know.

I feel like I’ve become stale and have fallen off from blogging because of it. I lost my identity a bit. I’ve been so focused on myself as a mom, I’ve forgotten that I am my own person, with my own interests. A problem I’m trying to overcome both online and off. The kids are getting older and by September, D will be off to Kindergarten and I’ll have the biggest part of the day to myself.

It’s time to get back to being me. I’m ready to remember who I am and what I like and reconnect with the girl who used to do more with her day than wipe butts and build Legos. If I don’t, I’m going to be lost in a few short months.

I hope you’ll join me throughout 2012. Watch me grow, find out what makes me smile and hopefully we’ll become even better friends along the way.

What’s your focus for 2012?

Special thanks to Tara at Skippin’ Rope for taking this picture for me!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nikki January 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

It feels to good to let things be about you for a change doesn’t it? I started that route late last year and I really loved all of it.
This year, I’ll be doing something similar only I’m merging 2 sites and I’m going to become an LLC. It’s all part of my master plan to take over the world (I heard Amy wanted a vacation 😉 )

I’m so excited to have you back, growing and blogging again!

2 Tara @ Skippin' Rope January 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm

2012 is going to be about me as well. I need it to be for my sanity. I am actually making a list of 52 things (roughly one for each week/weekend) that is about improving my life and building it to what I want it to be. Of course I love my hubby and kids and many of the things I plan on doing will positively effect them too (like decluttering every inch of my house. Maybe even twice) but I have lost myself over the years and I (and my blog) have paid the price.

Cheers to us and 2012!!!!

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