I'm in a nice quiet limbo... we've finished most of our Christmas celebrations (4 Christmas dinners down, 1 to go), but we're not yet at the rapid dash from new year, through returning to work and ending at my and my sister's birthdays. It's a nice time to reflect.
And of course, procrastinate on the cleaning and undecorating I should be doing.
It's really hard for me to look back on 2012. The year started in such a dark place for me, and while leaving a job that was not only soul crushing but that didn't even cover our bills was probably the moment I should be most proud of, and the catalyst for our life actually moving forward, it seems so far removed from how we will be ending this year that I can barely recognize it as something I went through.
2012 was a building year for us. We started the year un(der)employed, exhausting our savings, and crossing our fingers every time we booted our computer or started our car. We are ending it in stable careers we both love, within a couple weeks of rebuilding our financial safety net, and with new cameras, computers and cars.
My largest complaint all year was that we were in a holding pattern, and now our life is moving forward with such purpose, it's dizzying.
And that's why I'm enjoying my nice quiet limbo, reflecting on our progress instead of the cleaning and undecorating I should be doing. We have a lot to be proud of, and a lot of blessing to count.