Wednesday, April 25, 2012

thoughts on 26 and looking forward to 27

26 was an interesting year. Alot happened. We had just moved to Texas the month before. So it was definitely a year of transition, adaptation and settling in somewhere new. Usually that is my forte. But with a brand new baby, it proved to be more difficult that I anticipated. More than anything, 26 for me was characterized as growing into my new role as a mom. And I loved that part of it.
I'm not going to lie. 26 was not my favorite year, but it wasn't a terrible one either. I learned alot, which seems to happen more and more the older I get. I discovered strengths that I have but also plenty of weaknesses.

I completed only 12 of my 26 things @ 26 list. And I'm more than okay with that. Because I accomplished plenty of things that weren't on the list. Some of my favorites are:
*visit San Diego with Isaac
*sew a quilt
*successfully grow a garden (that one is one the list again this year!)
*make a headboard
*take Ben to San Antonio

Going into 27 I am now the mom of a toddler. Ahhh! When did that happen!? I really am looking forward to what this year has in store for me and for our family. My goal for this year remains the same as it is for 2012: be intentional and simplify. So far, that has been a process and one that I struggle with. I am terrible at time management and I am Mrs. Procrastinator. But, it's something that I know is do-able and it's something that I pray over all the time.
_MG_0550 - Copy
Other than that, I think I am going to stay away from a list of goals for 27. I still have goals in mind, but what I discovered with my last list is that my priorities change as time goes on. I had on my 26 list that I wanted an iphone. I've since decided that getting a smart phone is just not important to me. I said I wanted to master baby wearing, but I found that I preferred to use a stroller with Isaac. So while I don't have one big list of 27 goals all planned out right now, I will set goals as I go throughout the year. Because, well, I love goal lists.

So, here's to another year; one that I'm looking forward to with anticipation. Here's to 27. Bring it on!


  1. happy birthday sweet friend..bring it on is right!

  2. happy birthday!! 27 is a great age, at least i think so ;) hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday! xoxo