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Toward 2014

Thank you to my friend RL for posting this on FB today.
Last month in my ProGen course we made a list of our clients and time-sucks.  Who or what was most important in our life and what was keeping us from it.  I made my list of my "clients", starting with family and friends, then work, followed by education/professional development and hobbies such as traveling, reading and genealogy.  Finally, at the end of the list, I added myself.  An afterthought, really, and, as a new mother with a new job and not enough hours in the day or energy to make the most of them, I realized that that is how I have been treating myself, the most important "client" I have.

I have never been one for New Year's resolutions; I instead prefer to pick a word for the year, such as explore or renew.  I think I first read about this in The Happiness Project and over the past few years it has provided a focus that a resolution cannot.  This year, based on the above paragraph, i…

2013 in Review

I know a lot of people who are happy for 2013 to be ending; they dealt with illness, infertility, divorce, loss.  Things no one wants to have happen, yet do.  And while my life wasn't perfect this year (due to my family and friends dealing with the above), it was the best one I have had to date.  It started with an amazing trip with my husband to Belgium and Luxembourg, peaked with our son being born and ended with a new job in my field.  I'm not sure how 2014 can beat this year, but I am looking forward to seeing it try.

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Had a baby.
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I'm not a fan of resolutions; I much prefer a word of the year.  I have a post on that for tomorrow.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Me!  And my cousin's wife had a little girl 4 months later to the day.  Also my college roommate and some of the women in the infertility group I am a part of.
4. Did …