Happy New Year

Posted on | January 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

I got up this morning long before my son awoke. I made coffee, preheated the oven for the Christmas Casserole (we’re celebrating today), made apple cider and settled down at the computer. My facebook page was full of well wishes from friends near and far; people I don’t see nearly enough, all wishing me the best of the best in 2011. On the television, the On Demand Yule Log crackles along with holiday music and my Christmas tree is lit up for perhaps the last time this season.

2010 was a rough year. There’s no denying that. Being a mother takes you by surprise and you’re left floundering, wondering what it will take to right all your senses and put you back where you were… only you can’t go back to where you were. You have to carve out an entire new identity and make no mistake, that’s not easy. 2010 was about carving away at things… depression, marriage issues, career… it was about making something workable out of something resembling a lump of … nothing.

And it was brutal. Other than watching my adorable son grow, there is little about 2010 that I would like to snuggle up to on a warm night.

But as I sit here in the early morning of January 1, 2011, with my cup of Peppermint Creme coffee and my pseudo fire, I get the feeling that 2011 is going to be about embracing. If 2010 was about carving out a new identity, 2011 will be about embracing that identity and making it amazing. I get the feeling it WILL be amazing. All of it. Even the rough spots.

Happy New Year from, for the first time in a long time, a hopeful and optimistic Law Momma.


4 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. Jess@StraightTalk
    January 1st, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    Wishing you the best this year, even with all that was tough last year. You can and will keep kicking ass Law Momma, I know it.

  2. Kim
    January 1st, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    Love your honesty. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Carrie
    January 1st, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    That’s the spirit!

  4. Andrea
    January 2nd, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    My thoughts exactly. 2011 WILL be a better year.

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