Oh where, oh where, did 2013 go?
Right here, I guess. Readers, meet Kamden Walker. My chunky, happy, hungry, teething, adorable son. :-)
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across my list of goals for 2013. Most of them flew out the window when I found out on Sanctity of Life Sunday that I was pregnant. Last year passed me by with a blur of doctor appointments, passing the torch at my job, doing research on how in the world to take care of a baby, making list after list of possible baby names, twenty-four hours of fruitless labor before we gave up and had a C-section, lots of desperate prayers like "Lord, help the baby to sleep. Just. Sleep." Listening to advice and figuring out exactly how clueless I am. Doing a little bit of writing. A very little bit.
And not blogging. At all. Oops.
So here I am. And my word for 2014 is "Deliberate."
While I don't regret taking it easy writing-wise last year--adding a baby after ten years of just the two of us, very non-baby-literate people? I needed some time to not think about much else--I know this year I need to be deliberate in everything I do. How I raise my child. How I spend my time. How I interact with others.
2014 is going to be another different year. Our house is for sale. We're hoping to move in the next couple months. My long-time best friend and life-saving baby-advisor is moving as well. I'm still not working, and my husband is trying to take his website-building business from side-job to full-time job. And the dog moved back home from my in-laws. So, life in the Walker household is still different, still a bit on the crazy side. But hashing out a routine for writing, spending time with God, taking care of my family, and making memories is worth the effort. One I need to make.
What about you? Is there anything you need to be more deliberate/purposeful about this year?