I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention

A post for New Year's Eve

10 years ago tonight... I was laying on the hood of my dad's ancient F150 watching fireworks and counting stars. I was 12 years old, and wondered if there was anything to the whole Y2K commotion.Tonight I am hoping the fireworks don't wake my sleeping baby, and that my husband doesn't have to hard a night at work, and I'm thinking about what goals I want to set for myself for 2010...

Yes my life has changed dramatically in the last decade. I never could have guessed that it would turn out the way it has, but I am very happy that it did.

Making New Year's resolutions almost sounds cheesy, and I know they have a reputation for being broken. I tend to just set goals for myself instead, using the start of a new year as an excuse to whip myself into shape a little.

Here are some things I would like to do in 2010:

- Be more present- less stressed and distracted- on a daily basis with Seth. I want to engage with him more than I have been and savor every moment of his impending toddlerhood and his last months as a real 'baby'.

- Build my business so that it can become a more consistent and reliable source of income for us.

- Improve my photography skills. Take a photo a day in 2010.

- Learn to combat stress and keep a calmer mindset.

- Be more consistent with my yoga practice.

- Crochet an afgan.

- Get hardwood floors downstairs.

- Save toward taking a real family vacation in 2011.

- Save money in general- learn to be more frugal and get better at meal planning and budget grocery shopping.

- Get Seth's scrapbook up to date before it gets way out of hand.

I may add more as I think of them...

Oh and here is the moon tonight: pixel 365 NYE It's a blue moon. I wonder if that means something unusual and extraordinary will happen. Like maybe Seth will sleep solidly until morning, without waking once. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

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