It’s January, so like everyone else in the world I am making my new year resolutions. Eat healthier, exercise, be more patient with my children, blah, blah, blah. But now I’m thinking something bigger is in store.
Last summer I turned 40. I didn’t really mind it, actually. It didn’t make me reflect on my life’s purpose or bemoan my aging body. Maybe that comes over time. 6 months later, though, I had an epiphany. I was watching Project Runway junior with my 10 year old daughter when I turned to her and said “Oh, A, you should be a fashion designer. It’s too late for me, but you have your whole life ahead of you” to which she replied “Mom, I’m going to be a zookeeper, remember?” Oh yeah.
I can totally see how some people live vicariously through their children. I had given up on anything really exciting or fulfilling for me, but the children! The world is their oyster! Which got me thinking, maybe it’s not too late for me. Sure, I’m no spring chicken, but maybe there is some time left. So, I’m dedicating 2016 to eating healthier, exercising more, being more patient with my children, and figuring out just exactly what I am meant to do. Here goes nothin’……..