I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's celebration. We went to a friend's house and chatted and watched Anderson Cooper on CNN. It was a very relaxed holiday, especially since their 9 month old was upstairs sleeping, which I really enjoyed. I imagine it will be similar next year. And now I have a lot of sparkling grape juice to drink this week.
I'm not too big on resolutions, but I do have one this year. I want to get back into the things I enjoy. With grad school, followed by working crazy hours at 2 jobs and then infertility, I stopped doing a lot. Mostly everything that I enjoyed was forgotten as I got more and more depressed. Getting pregnant didn't change this, as I was then so nauseous and tired I just crashed whenever I was home.
Slowly, but surely, I am trying to bring those things back. I've been reading a lot, going to yoga and even went to my first spiritual enrichment group in a while. I want to get back to genealogy, the social justice committee, day/weekend trips with my husband and group fitness classes like Zumba. I also want to plan more game nights and dinner parties and things with friends while it's still easy to do so. And I need to sing more. I miss singing more.
I really just want to get back to me. It's the only way I'll be happy and the only way I can be a good mother in my opinion.
Speaking of singing more - the title of this post came from Rent, one of my favorite musicals. For your listening pleasure: