As I think about this last year, I can sum it up in one word....survival! Needless to say, I am very glad it is over. Hallelujah.
With that said, I am trying to get myself excited about 2012. Unlike this past year, I have made some specific goals.
I plan on running at least one marathon. Training officially starts on Monday. This is going to be very difficult, but not insurmountable. Luckily, I have a training program that requires only 4 days of running. I know I can do that. With training, I want to run a half marathon in March as well. Rinar did a whole bunch of races last year, but I am not going to let that stop me from doing my thing.
I also want to be more dedicated to my kids and their education. I have ideas of things I want to do, so this year I am going to implement them. I think it will be easier because Harry, Julia, and Eli are older and able to do a lot more things. This is only going to get better as the year progresses. I look forward to that.
Rinar and I plan on taking Raef and Zach to Europe in the late spring. This is something to look forward to as well. We have wanted to go for a long time and it will be wonderful to take them with us.
Here are just a few things going through my head right now. I just read a blog about choosing one word for the year. And now that I have written some of my thoughts out, I realize what my word is. Implementation.
I have a lot of ideas and now I need to implement them.