But what would you change if you could?

On December 21, the day the world was suppose to end, my sister's cell phone reset its date back to Jan 1, 2000. Which made us laugh and question if this means we get a second chance to make chances to our past. With the New Year here I couldn't help but think, if I could go back to 2000 and make changes, what changes would I make?

In 2000 I was about to give birth to my first born. What changes would I make? I would have moved out of our cramped lil apartment and find something with some room. I have often thought that her allergies and asthma came from that apartment and the constant spraying of "bug spray" by the maintenance staff. I would have found a way to have opened my own child care center. It would have been good for Abbey in the long run to have had kids her own age to play with.

I don't think I would have been so quick to move to a bigger city as that marks the moment when my marriage started crumbling. I would love the chance to go back and tell myself that I NEEDED the interaction of other adults and not drug my feet about finding them.

My facebook is full of people complaining about how 2012 was an awful year and how they can't wait to see it go. I am a glass half full kinda person. I can't help but be optimistic. Here is a run down of my 2012....
  • The divorce I thought would never end finally ended. (a year and a half for an uncontested divorce with no kids.....hello!!! can u say CRAZY?!?
  • We finally got Em diagnosed and her reading has improved steadily since....she even did math in her head today to figure out how much money she had left on gift cards.
  • Both girls are healthy
  • Abbey had fun being the only 7th grader in marching band.
  • I got my dream job and enjoy going to work every day.
  • My little blog has readers, who put up with my vanishing at times.
  • Greg and I had a horrible rough patch and didn't fall apart. That isn't usually the case with me and relationships.
 Here I am facing the start of a new year. New prospects. New adventures. What would I change? I want to get this year right from the start. I want to look back on 2013 and think yup that was an awesome year. Abbey suggested we start a tradition, and I think it is a fantastic one. We will take a container,and every time someone in the family has a celebration we will write it down on a piece of paper and read it the last day of the year. In our case the last day we are together. I can't wait to share these with you next year. I'm sure I will be able to come up with may more than my wimpy little list above.

Here's hoping that your New Years is as AMAZING as this guys is going to be.

1 comment

  1. We made a big move, too. We've weathered it, but it did things to our marriage that I would have just as soon not go through. I could say it made us stronger, but I think it's more like we survived it.

    We did a family memories jar this year. We're going to read them tonight, and I can't wait!!

    Love the picture, too. ; )
    Happy New Year,
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