As 2013 draws to a close, I think about the year that I decided last December would be Tammy's Year of Optimism. For the most part, it has been a year of optimism and good happenings - DS got married to a lovely young woman, DH and I had our first garden and we enjoyed primarily tomatoes, but hey! I didn't have to buy them. There have been some ongoing situations, but I would like to hope that I don't invoke Murphy's Law by saying here that I am managing those situations better than I would have even a year ago.
I think I may have been on to something by actually naming my year before January 1 - actually, just a naming a year at all. Prior to this, I was dealing with some situations that I really cannot do anything about and all the worrying, thinking about What Ifs, and mentally orchestrating reunions will not change the others involved.
I am also turning 55 shortly. I have had a problem with that. The last time I had a problem with a birthday was number 25. Strange, I know. I am who I am
I look in the mirror and I see one or the other of my grandmothers. If I hold my head just right, I can see a double chin peeking out. I noticed about a month ago that I was given a senior discount, no questions asked.
But while all this was happening, something else was happening. I am setting down some baggage that I have carried for a long time, that no one but me made me pick up in the first place. I also realize some questionable choices weren't disasters, and actually led to some great blessings in my life. Perhaps I will be one of those women who gets wiser with aging; I sure hope so.
So, what am I going to name 2014? I have thought about the following:
Tammy's Year of Cracking Herself Up So She Doesn't Crack Up
Tammy's Year of Appreciation
Tammy's Year of ???
I am willing to take suggestions from my Spark Friends.
Have a good day; stay safe. It is icy/snowy here today.