It is definately true that times goes faster the older you get. Another year is just about over. I'm sad to see life move along so fast and yet, it's hard for me not to smile as I think back over the past year and what might be ahead for 2012. I refuse to think about my children's ages and what that means in terms of "years left" with them at home. I just can't go there. It makes me too sad. I pull my hair out day after day but when push comes to shove, there is nothing on earth that makes me happier than time spent with my boys. In the Triathlon/ racing world, 2011 might have been my best yet. I feel so incredibly proud to say that. After all, I'm only 10 days away from turning 42. I am on a mission to prove to myself that age doesn't matter. I know I know, eventually it does. And truthfully, I've been feeling a little creaky lately. But..... 2011 was an awesome year for me in the world of racing and that's what I'll head into 2012 thinking about.
Here are a few snapshots of different parts of our year. Wouldn't it be cool to have a photo, just 1, from all 365 days? Maybe I'll do that some time. Ha... not likely. But to somehow capture the Whole year...that would be cool.
It's been a great year. Our family is all healthy and we're together most days. I don't think much else matters!! I'm excited to head into 2012 for more fun and success for everyone. I hope!! That's my plan so I'll do my best to make it happen.
As I said, New Year's is not only the start of a new calendar year but a few days later I turn a new age. It always makes me stop and think about what I'm doing and if I am happy with how I am doing it.
Time for some goal setting and planning for what's next.
For now... I get a few more quiet unstructured days with my kids. Next week, I'm excited to be travelling south to Puerto Rico with my husband. A week alone with Mark? I honestly do not remember the last time we did this when a race wasn't involved. It's not a full vacation. There's some business involved. However...... I think we're pretty lucky for this quiet getaway so we can step back and regroup for what's ahead. Life with 3 boys and 2 businesses is always hectic and always interesting. I'm going to use these days alone to take a deep breath and get ready to give them all I've got for the year ahead.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!