Sunday, January 2, 2011

a stirring within

I start with this.

I have no idea where this is going. 

I have this urge to write tonight, but know not what about.

I feel like I am embarking not just on a new year but on a new me.

I am having a hard time taking this unknown vibe and interpreting it into words here.

I can't say that I know why I feel that way or what those changes will even be.

I don't know.

I am almost scared to write it if the truth will evaporate when spoken.

2011 is going to be a defining year

I can feel it.

This is a bit frightening and invigorating all at once.

I just realized now, as I am trying to make sense of this weird feeling stirring within,
that in 2011
I will have a 3 yr old and at 6 yr old.
I will turn 33.
I will have been married for 9 years.
I will have been out of high school for 15 years.
{all multiples of three}

I am not really a superstitious person
but for some reason
I have goosebumps.

Yes 2011 is going to be a defining year,

I just hope I have what it takes to experience and grow from all it has to offer.

Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Anonymous said...

I have to agree I have the same feeling about 2011. Something big will happen.

Meg said...

I feel the stirring too! I feel that it is time for Change, time to do something meaningful - really meaninful....

The Preister's said...

well said, and good luck in 2011 and all that is coming your way!

I love your quote at the end, mind if I 'lift' it?!! :-)