Just a few years ago, my life revolved around home – gardening, taking care of kids, blogging, knitting. I felt so self-conscious talking to people.
Today, I don’t knit unless a child requests a new pair of socks. I’m involved in Girl Scouts, writing 2 blogs, Homeroom mom for my 7 year old son’s class for the 2nd year in a row, along with volunteering at school, and running. Not to mention taking the kids on field trips and sports. Yes, sports. I love talking to people, and I feel less fear walking into a room of strangers because I know there’s a friend waiting, even if we only know each other for a few minutes.
My life has expanded, and with that expansion has come so many different types of friendships. I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful women in my life.
I see my children’s lives expanding, too. One of them is moving way too close to adulthood, and yet as a mom, I’m excited to see him explore his world. So many times I have told him to get out there and enjoy life, to see what life has to offer.
The 4 younger ones are heading down their own paths.
I see my own path opening up. It’s scary. It’s also very exciting. I’m the only person holding me back. Sure, there are naysayers and envious people. That’s life. But, if I am true to myself and focused on being the best me, I’m really the only person who can hold me back.
Here’s to the incredible, wonderful, life changing possibilities ahead in 2013!
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