Today: Hello, 2014.

And just like that, another year has flown by.

On New Year’s Days passed, I sat down to think through and write out my goals, my hopes, and my plans for the coming twelve months.  I’d look back the previous year’s highs and lows, and attempt to make some sense of it all.

This year, however, I am doing my best to just be here.  With our baby’s arrival mere weeks away, I feel a bit like a boat tied to the dock.  I’m as ready as I can be (which is to say… who knows) to leave the harbor; all that’s left to do is wait.

I am trying to pass this time, this wait, engaged — rather than idling.  I’m trying to soak up the quiet, the mundane, the simple.  And while I cannot wait to see what’s outside the harbor (I just can’t), I am enjoying being tied to the dock.

Life is such a gift.

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6 thoughts on “Today: Hello, 2014.

  • January 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    That’s such a beautiful way of putting it, Elizabeth. I have been a little bah hum bug about new year’s myself. I am doing all I can to just be happy to move forward. I don’t really want to look back on last year.

    I hope that the time in between waiting for your baby to come is joyous. Happy New Year!

  • January 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I guess that would make me the captain of the dinghy.


  • January 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Awesome way to look at it. Enjoy every day! Happy New Year :)

  • January 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Great post–I just can’t wait either. Can I be first mate? Or at least the activities coordinator?


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