Can you believe we’re entering a new decade? It feels like yesterday when we worried about Y2K, yet here we are – 20 years later.
The last decade saw me having 2 kids. Changing my career…twice. We celebrated 11 years of marriage & are as solid as we were on Day 1. A feat onto itself, that one!
I saw places on my bucket list – Alaska, Croatia, Santorini, even back to Paris. They were places that reignited my thirst for knowledge & experience. I was able to see the world through my kids eyes, with a simplicity & joy that was often overcome when I traveled in my younger years.
We lost friends in this decade but we also forged stronger bonds through the loss.
My hair is grayer but my body is stronger. I learned at a later age the importance of good health, smart choices and better living. I strive towards that every day and hope it gives a strong role model for my kids.
I want to say I’m wiser. But more importantly I have a better understanding of myself, my motivations and my priorities. Would I change anything? No. Every up was a priceless memory to be reflected on in later years. Every down had a lesson that was hard earned.
10 years from now my kids will be in high school. My only dream is that I gave them enough experiences to see & deal with the world with open mindedness & fairness. I hope that the foundation we’ve laid will make them functioning, good citizens of the world, always seeking the best for themselves. Even more I pray that we’ll forever be bonded through love and I’ll be seen not only as mom, but as friend.
As for myself, I’ll still be working. Where that will be, only time will tell. But I hope it brings us ever closer to that cottage home in Maui with the trade winds blowing through my hair.