Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of my Nana‘s death. I looked it up–now follow this train of thought–because I have been feeling so down since Christmas, and I was thinking about how my Nana always struggled with the blues this time of year, and I remembered that she first got sick right after Christmas, and then I realized she also died around now. I needed to know exactly when, and it was January 7, 2002. Funny that the 10th anniversary went by unremarked. Not that I don’t think of her all the time; I do. I just think of her life, not her death.
A nice dinner with friends can really chase those blues away. Sushi, sake, Sam and Sara, aaaah.
I once wrote that I wanted to be formidable. My horoscope the other day said I would be, actually using the word. Excellent.
I have decided that I am going to make resolutions that are achievable. Just like setting goals with clients, I want my resolutions to be manageable, attainable, and ultimately effective. My first resolution of 2013 has been to push myself professionally. I recently met with a terrific company and when I was asked how I get my clients, I was embarrassed to answer truthfully that I usually sit around and wait until they fall into my lap. The CEO was gracious enough to see that as a positive, but it crystalized the challenge for me. See “formidable” above.
Being the mother of two teenagers is like living in bizarro world. And the lack of a parenting manual only adds to the surreality.
What are your random thoughts of the day? Really, I want to hear them!
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