I have always had a love/hate relationship with the new year (every single year..).
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I was born on january 1rst (and so was my first daughter to my dismay). In my younger days I did not like the fact that I had to share my birthday with the rest of the world, but then I got older and realized "Hey its a WOrLD party if I cant beat them I might as well join them".
Today is also a first for me; I usually celebrate just my birthday on this wonderful day of new beginnings, but now I have decided to celebrate my accomplishments for 2008 and actually write down what I would like to accomplish for 2009 (I bought a special little black book for that).
I have always tried to find peace and happiness outside myself ( in my kids, my husband, my work),always tried to fit in this cookie-cutter-happily-married life scenario although that has never been me . I have now decided to stop being scared of life or the unknow and to actually start living my life and write MY StOrY as I see fit for myself and also to find happiness within me.
Looking foward to 2009 already!!