If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe
so, it's all over again! all the planning, shopping, cooking, preparing, fighting, cleaning... now it's checking the kid's school kit, getting ready for back-to-school. sean is going to grade 6, and francois is starting his honors in economics.
i see on lots of the blogs i read, that many of the american girls like to have themes for the year. so, i'm not really a new year's resolution person, but i liked the idea of a theme. i gave it some thought. first i thought of 'create'. i know it's not really original, but i do want to make 2008 a year of creating more. i like wilna's idea of 'simplify/amplify', where she wants to simplify her life, and amplify what's important to her. i sure need more simplification. donna's theme for 2007 was 'inspire'. i think it is quite a honor if people were to see me as inspiring, so i'd like to make that a mission.
but, i have settled on 'grow!' it can be growth in so many ways:
i want to grow my creativity. i want to scrap more, and create more in other ways too.
i need to grow in simplicity. i need to de-clutter my life even more. this will go a long way in decreasing some of the stress in my life.
i wish to grow my inspiration. i will try to inspire others by sharing my passions, ideas and talents. i will also continue to seek out people who are positive, passionate and inspiring to me.
i have to to grow my shop. i need to get more customers, grow in turnover and in numbers of customers.
i will continue to grow spiritually. i know that GOD has a plan for my life, and for 2008, and i want to feel HIM at work in and through me.
i hope to grow the blog, both in the quality of the content, and in readership. i want to work on writing with the poetry and vulnerability of kelly rae roberts. i want to be as passionate as donna. i want to be as inspiring as wilna. i want to share ideas as freely as leah. i want to be as chatty as heidi. i want to be as disciplined as annette. and i want to be inspiring, and funny, and generous, as all the other blogs i visit regularly. and i hope more of my visitors will comment. hint, hint!
i strive to grow as a mother. i love francois and sean, and they need me to be the best mother i can be. they are the blessings in my life, and i need to show them this.
i love to grow as a supporting, happy, loving partner for mike, who is the most amazing man, and the best friend and supportive partner a girl could ever want, and who makes me happier than i ever thought possible.
i dream to grow as a friend. there are so many wonderful people in my life, who are the sunbeams that brighten my days, the supports that help me carry the load, the fertilizer that help me grow. i need to love them more, to hug them tighter, to phone/sms them often, compliment them every time, and thank them constantly for their unwavering love.
i try to grow in positivity. in south africa today there is sooo much negativity! i will try to have and spread more hope, more love, more passion, more friendliness.
well, this is some mouthful. for someone who thought she had no new year's resolutions, i did waffle on quite a bit... and see, no mention anywhere of any diet, exercise, cleaner house or harder work! what are your resolutions/themes/thoughts? i really want to know.