Monday, January 3, 2011

Trying to take Life, One Day at a Time

Every year on New Year's Eve, I feel shocked that another year has already flown by. It's now 2011, when it seems just yesterday that it was 2004, and last month that it was 1999. Crazy. My Grandma Margie always told me that the older you get, the faster the years fly by, and she was right.

2011 is already shaping out to be a pretty huge year. Let's see... I'm just three weeks into mommyhood, and I'm still trying to figure it out, and I'm sure I'll be trying to figure motherhood out for the rest of my life! I am privileged to get three months off of work for my maternity leave, but already I've used up four weeks of that... how in the world did that happen? March will be here soon, and with that my transformation into a working mom.

The lunar new year is coming up, the Year of the Rabbit, which means my husband will be turning 36 this year (how did the time fly so quickly?) And even more frightening, this July I'll be turning 30.

How in the world did I become (almost) a thirty-year-old? Aren't people in their thirties supposed to be mature with their lives figured out? I certainly don't, and every year that passes certainly doesn't make me feel more enlightened about my future.

Also in 2011 is my deadline for finishing up my 101 in 1001 list. Back in December 2008, instead of making New Year's Resolutions, I decided to make a massive list of goals that I would finish in 1001 days. Wow... I've only got ten months or so do go on that, and it seems like a massive amount of things to accomplish in a short amount of time.

Just writing this blog post seems to be stressing me out!

However, one of my favorite songs is dancing through my mind, and I can just close my eyes and hear my Grandpa Dan singing it to me:

One day at a time sweet Jesus
That's all I'm asking from you.
Just give me the strength
To do everyday what I have to do.
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine.
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time.

That's what I'll do, the best that I can do, is just take everyday one at a time, and try not to freak myself out about the future, or worry about all the things that I should have already done yesterday.

So if you want a New Year's Resolution, that's mine... Just Taking it One Day at a Time.

(pic from here)


A Joyful Chaos said...

That sounds like an excellent resolution. One day at a time is all that I can handle, and I find it a lot less stressful if I don't concern myself too much about tomorrow or next week or month.


crystal.cattle said...

Good luck on your list. My 101 in 1001 deadline in a year away in February, but there seems to still be a lot on it. I'm going to participate in the #3in30 goal challenge to help me get a few more knocked out.


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