For me, 2012 was about making big decisions and finding the courage to act on them. My resolution was to leap, and it was a driving force in my life. Luke and I reevaluated our move to Chicago and fought our longing to sell the house, knowing we weren't ready. I left my employer of seven years after an all-consuming job search. I joined a church for the first time in my adult life and found new ways to look at God and my place in the world.
In the middle of all that leaping, my last baby turned one. Kara and Nathan enjoyed vacation bible school, preschool and swim lessons, and Kara took dance. Luke became more serious about running. I spent more time with girlfriends, swapping playdates for lunches and coffee away from our kids. My dad ran for political office. I called a plastic surgeon's office to ask about a tummy tuck, but I never scheduled the consult. I had my first mammogram.
I read thousands of tweets and Facebook updates, but only two hardcovers. Blogging was sporadic, and I never started my book. I was jealous. Money was tight.
A few times I came through for people when I could have looked the other way. Of all the things I did last year, that's what I'm most proud of.
One-inch picture frame prompt courtesy of Anne Lamott