Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Rewind: Evolved or Unresolved?

"Gotta go back in time" ~ Huey Lewis and the News

So last year around this time I resolved to evolve and aspired to be a better version of myself. Although oh so much has happened in 2011, it still feels like the fastest year yet. When I wrote that post, I had just found out I was pregnant but hadn't gone public yet. I was trying to embrace this unexpected gift more than anything. Of course we were happy, but surprises can be, well, surprising. And she turned out to be the best surprise I've yet to experience.

Q's year proved to be eventful as well. Aside from becoming a big brother, he started preschool, which had its ups and downs. Overall, it's been great for him as he's embracing a world beyond himself, making friends, and learning through lots of play. He also had a health scare (well, more for his pregnant mama than for anyone else) and lots of bumps and bruises throughout the year that were fortunately not too scarring. He's growing so fast and turning into a little boy, which is freaking me out and making me proud and freaking me out all over again.

T and I tried to go with the flow of this very pregnant year, but my hormones often got in the middle and stirred up some insanity. Fortunately we're stronger now for it. Or at least that's what I tell myself.

On the "take more and better photos" front, thank the app gods for Instagram.

All in all, I do think I have evolved a bit. I feel more like a grown-up than I ever did. I feel like my family is full and wonderful. But there is the unresolved bit as well. Like patience. I really need to work on that one A LOT more. And I need to be kinder to myself. I want to cherish more and complain less. But we shall see. Venting here can be so therapeutic. It's all about balance in the end.

And so I wish a very balanced, peaceful and happy new year to you all!

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year, Micheline! I hope 2012 brings you only the best!