Next on the Resolution List: DO more. Once upon a time, when we were Pug-less, had only one mortgage to pay, and PTO was mine for the taking, Steve and I did a lot of stuff. We went places. No sooner was one adventure over than the next one would be planned.
Things have changed for the better in many ways. We have a house now, with plenty of space to entertain. Steve began working from home in June - it's awesome. It wasn't enough to have only one puppy, there is now twice the reason to stay in and snuggle.
I love my life, but it's easy to get stuck in a rut. When we found out one of our favorite bands, The Killers, was going to be in Chicago the week before Christmas, we decided to make the trip. Chicago-style pizza, Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, and The Killers all in one day. It's the most time I've ever spent in the windy city, and now we're determined to go back for an extended stay in warmer weather.
It was a great reminder that there is more to life than obligation. In 2013, I want to abandon routine more, be a little less practical, and a lot more creative with my time. Once again, I welcome your ideas. How are YOU going to mix it up this year?