Is it really a new year? I didn't even get to make my bullet-point list of goals for the next year. I know one shouldn't make excuses for themselves, as it's a nasty habit. However, December wiped me out. Our house literally became the revolving door for entertaining, hosting christmas shin-digs, you name it! It didn't stop until the clock striked 12 on 01/01/13. And I realized, "Shoot, it started and I didn't even make any resolutions". (But I will say the month of December was an absolute BLAST. I love Christmas season!)
Another large influence for my lack of setting any goals is the big life-changer that is about to happen in....3 weeks. I kiss my best friend and love of my life goodbye. The 1st 6 weeks, he's allowed 1 phone call home. For the past 6 years, I don't think we've gone a single day without at least exchanging texts. Although the past 1.5 years he's traveled a lot and we've had months where he's out of town more than he's home. I am going to miss my husband dearly. But I can't hang my head low or be sad, for this is an exciting life changer! I'm looking forward to it.
Come June, I will most likely be living in a small, Air Force town, in Southern-Belle-America. How can I set goals when I have so many unknowns coming up in 6 months. I will have to leave my beloved ER day shift job, and possibly take a step back and work on a surgical unit for a few months or even work night shift. It is not ideal -- but it is what it is. Work is work. And who knows, maybe Mississippi will surprise me.
So for 2013, I have one goal and only one goal. And that is to just let life happen and be open minded. I am well aware that this next year will have it's challenges. There will be moments that are so fun -- like seeing my husband be commissioned as on officer in March. Seeing my parents in March. Or moving into a completely new region of the US and getting know the customs and fun things it has to offer. Running on new running trails. Meeting new people. Attending military balls. Seeing green grass (we don't get that here in AZ) But I know there will be moments of frustration and loneliness.
No matter what changes in my environment -- I will stay me. Will still have a kitchen to cook in, running shoes to lace up, and my electric piano to make music on, and my husband & family will always be there to support me. So bring it on, 2013! I'm ready for whatever you have in store.