I'm not quite sure why this new year is more important to me than any other new year, but I've spent the last few days preparing.
My closet and drawers are purged of maternity clothes. Toys have been donated. And my cabinets and drawers are immaculately organized.
Hopefully that will last at least until January 2.
But more importantly, I want to take this opportunity to leave a few things behind.
Don't get me wrong. 2010 was a wonderful year, full of pregnancy weight gain.
But since I can't just trim off those extra pounds and wish them well along with the rest of 2010, I figured I could send the year on its way with some extra baggage that needs to be permanently checked.
You can probably guess what's stuffed into those suitcases.
It's high time I let a lot go. My head needs the extra room for other more important things. And so does my heart.
And aside from a bunch of tangible goals that I won't bore you with, I hope to be more present in 2011.
For my husband, my children, and yes, even myself.
Happy New Year!