Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Fresh Start :: Hush

I went for a walk today.  In the rain.  And it was glorious.

There's just something about the rain and I.  We are simply bff's and there's nothing that can be done about it. I love the sound, the feel, the strength of water falling from the sky.  And I especially love the way it makes things feel new.  Smell new.  Be new.  And so it seems appropriate, on this first day of 2013, after surviving the end of the world, to have a bit of rain coming down from above.

It's a fresh start today.  Really, most days could be a fresh start, but today it seems that every agrees that the future is the most exciting thing.  I could do a look back on 2012, but honestly that year was just crazy, and I'm not real big on reminiscing.  Not especially introspective, I guess.  The girl I was 12 months ago is a far cry from the girl I am today.  Circumstances, habits, dreams, plans, pant size - all of it has changed.  

So instead I'll look forward, with a large dose of excitement sprinkled with some trepidation.  This year, we'll have a baby.  That is straight crazy.  I suppose I should put that on my list of resolutions, if I want an easy win.  Right next to "gain 10 more and then lose 20+ pounds" as they are both bound to happen with or without my say-so.  

The hubs and I spent the day hanging out yesterday, and made up a few more goals, but only a few.  Personally, I think I'd like to try more new food.  I'm a bit of a weenie when it comes to that.  I'd like to read my bible more regularly, which I'm pretty sure has been on my list for the past 24 years.  But most of all, I'd like to learn to hush.  That's my world.  HUSH.  

I'm a do-er.  I don't generally like days where I sit around and just veg - I feel as though I have nothing to show for my 24 hours.  I do and run and talk real fast, and so very very seldom take moments to just hush.  To be in the moment, enjoy it for whatever it is and not worry about what it isn't.  To listen.  And that's exactly what I plan to learn to do this year.

The crazy in our house is going to go through the roof this year.  The stress is going to ratchet up and the pressure is going to mount.  All of this is going to happen at the same time as the quantity and quality of sleep decreases.  I know this.  It'll probably still shock me, but at least I know I'm 'bout to be shocked.  But still, or even more so, in this nutso time, I want to hush my spirit, hush my day, and live these moments.

May your new year start fresh, and may you find a moment of hush.  And may my baby quickly learn the meaning of the word as well :)

<3 M.


  1. Maybe you could try and talk my husband into trying new foods too. I'm sure he could live on chicken and mac'n'cheese, but I cannot. I love the rain too. I wish it was raining right now, but we've got snow. It's pretty, but I prefer the rain.

    1. Aaaand... Now I'm hungry for mac'n'cheese :) Good luck with getting your man to try the new foods! I'll let you know if I come up with anything particularly tempting.

  2. Mm...somehow I can always totally relate to what you are writing :-) I hope that this year is one of blessings in the midst of chaos for you. And may all of your food experimentation be prosperous and happy :-)

    1. Uhm, because we were meant to be bffs (you, me, and rain, too, of course). Dang miles between us! Enjoy yourself some hush today, Sarah! Thank you for the sweet wishes!

  3. Happy New Year! Maybe the stress won't be as bad as you think but do like I do: prepare for the worst and be surprised by how not so bad it really turned out to be :) What I do know: you will be happy. Sleep-deprived but smitten and happy, even when you cry and wonder what in the world did you get yourself into. It's part of motherhood. I can't wait to meet baby.

    1. I think I do like to prepare myself for the worst, sort of like how I like to be underestimated. It's always better to come through pleasantly surprised :) Sometimes it's hard to think about being happier than I am now, but everyone says its true, so we'll just have to wait and see! Can't wait for you to meet him/her either!


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