Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So much to say, so little time to write

During the Holidays I took a major break from the blog world and instead focused on my other journal, the composition notebook I carry with me at all times. It becomes my lifeline and the place where I store everything from grocery items, to-do lists, and precious bits and pieces of every day that I jot down. Sometimes I miss the literal part of writing with a pen and paper. When I scribe my feelings in my own handwriting I find I'm far more honest with myself than I might otherwise be. After all, I didn't get this gnarly bump on my right hand middle finger for nothing.I'm still trying to figure out what kind of year 2009 will be for us. Will this be the year of a skinny me? to be debt free? The year of a pregnancy? A move? A dog? Perhaps BD will buckle and buy a car. Or maybe this will be the year I finally figure out how to successfully pop popcorn in the microwave without burning it. Whatever this year holds for us, I'm ready and anxious to embrace 2009.I have high hopes for 2009 for a few specific reasons. One, I love my job. And my new boss. I mean really, how many people can say that about their boss? I'm extremely lucky and grateful for the opportunities my job provides me. I know it's what I'm supposed to be doing at this point in my life. And that's a good place to be. For two, BD and I are giving up cool. As in, we are no longer trying to be any sort or flavor of cool. Giving it up completely. And when you really weren't that cool to begin with, it's almost easier than it sounds. Also, BD is starting school again and I'm thrilled for what this means for him and for us. I'm thankful to be with someone who values an education. A lifetime with him equates to lifelong learning. Lastly, we are looking forward to another sailing adventure with my family come July. I've already started to daydream about this upcoming trip that seems so very far away.

Sorry I've been a terrible blogger, don't give up on me!

8 comments:

Two Wheeler said...

I don't know, me buying another car might be stretching it..but a dog... hmm.

Tuttles said...

"giving up cool" is the awesome-est thing i've ever heard.

special k said...

I think that 2009 is gonna be a great year for thebradleeduncans! And I'm pretty sure that I'm still gonna think you're cool...even though you're givin' it up!

WJCR said...

you're so cute Gina! keep writing, its good for the soul. :)

Kami said...

no way...you are one of my favorites. :)

Marriott + Ali said...

I'm excited for this year for you guys as well! 2009 just sounds like it's supposed to be a fun year, and with another sailing trip in the near future, it's guaranteed to be a good one! Careful not to set the bar too high though... popping the perfect bag of popcorn can take a lifetime to learn my friend! love ya & miss ya!! The weather's nice....please come down!! :)

sly fox said...

I too am optimistic for 2009. Why not? I think the reason you guys are giving up cool is because you have completely mastered. You know how you really want something until you get it. You guys have cool so mastered it isn't fun anymore :)

The P*dunc's said...

you will always be cool, sorry.