It doesn't seem like it can possibly have been an entire year since I wrote a post recapping the last decade. But it has been. And here we sit, at the cusp of a new year, a new page turned on our calendars. I haven't felt particularly drawn to review and resolute this time around, and maybe Julie Daley explains why better than I can. This day, this time, doesn't feel like a beginning or an end, more like a middle. I celebrated a "new year" in August, as school was starting back for my kids, moving more with the rhythm of the academic year than the calendar year.
But still, I feel compelled by the calendar to mark this day in some way. So, I'm taking a brief look back and a peek into what's to come.
2010 held a trials and triumphs, graduation and the start of a new career path, the 5th grade film and conversations surrounding it, a first ever trip to lands beyond the waters, more than a fair share of storms, small gifts, new friendships, finding my place, lots of waiting, and a major breakthrough I haven't really written anything about.
2011 seems set to bring deepening and exploring, growing in my career, more hair and hormones, possibilities to travel and learn, the developing and strengthening of a new and different community, the possibility of loss, the potential to move on and more.
I'm in the middle of so many things. My children are in the middle of their school year and activities. I am in the middle of earning hours toward my full licensure. My husband is in the middle of a transition at work. This time brings more continuation of process than any tangible end or new beginning. A keeping on, forward motion, the unexciting and uneventful work of the middle spaces. May will hold some endings. I'll take a look back then and see how far we have all come.