Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Inner Rock Chick

I found this on Smile Play Dream and thoguht it was so much fun. I am Pink! I think it is fitting for my inner true self. But I don't think I let her out quite enough. We shall see about changing that for a new year resolution. Formy 30th year of living on this earth I will be tough, sexy, tough, soulful and TOUGH! I don't mind if guys are both attracted and afraid of me, but I think I should really stick with more natural hair colors. Pink is sexy with pink hair, but I don't think I'm quite tough enough to pull it off.
You Are Pink!

Tough. Sexy. Tough. Soulful. Tough.
Guys are both attracted and scared of you.
"I've been the girl with her skirt pulled high
Been the outcast never running with mascara eyes"

The Year of POO!

I'm not sure if it is the pregnancy hormones workin' here or if there is really something here to consider... I guess I will know better when the new kiddo is about 2 or 3. But for now, I am thinking this stay-at-home mommy thing is NOT for me. Really, it's more of an issue with the poo! I feel like all I do is clean up poo! It comes in many shapes and sizes, different textures and quantities, some are actual biproducts of living things, but most are biproducts of just living and creating messess over and over and over and over.

I LOVE spending quality time with my little Kaia. She lights up my world in so many amazing ways. The problem is that I spend more time being irritated than I do actually enjoying her company. THAT IS NOT FUN FOR ANYONE!!! I began to think that I relapsed into the winter funk, but I think it might be deeper than that. I'm thinking that I can do a better job at being mommy if I DON'T give up or "postpone" my mission. I know that raising a family is a huge part of the mission... but it is not the whole mission. I know the scope of my mission extends beyond my front door.

Unfortunately, right now I am not doing anything but dealing with poo! Even now as I write this, I am interrupted by my daughter with poopy diaper in hand explaining that it is "gwose." NO KIDDING! This is NOT personal development! I'm not doing much to contribute to the development of others and I am not even doing much to aid in the development of my own kid... the one person I am responsible to help develop!

I think a lot of this may stem from the birthday blues. I get them every year when I go to set my new year's resolutions... I set them at my birthday (the end of January) partly because it is the start to MY new year and because it feels really good to go into Feb. still on track with the resolutions. Did you know that most resolutions don't make it past the second week of January? Anyway, I find that it gives me a boost to span a 2 month period, even if I start to slack off a little the first week of Feb. :) It's like making a list of all the things you have to do in the day and adding a few things you already did just to cross them off... I do that too. :)

The truth is that putting my dreams on hold has NEVER ended well for anyone... especially me. And if I continue to put these things on hold, I may NEVER realize my full potential... I may never be the inspiration I want to be for my children, friends and neighbors. The longer I wait, the further away my dream of running an adventure lodge seems to get. I'm sure I could be happy without realizing that dream... but the path to that dream IS the adventure and if I wait to start it... I miss out on all the fun. I REALLY hate missing out.

I don't quite have the solution to the dilema... right now I am waiting for some inspiration myself. When it comes right down to it though, it feels really good to just think about something other than poo for just a few minutes and yet, at the very same time... kind of depressing that this is my plot. HOW DID IT EVER COME TO THIS?!?!

I don't know how I got here, but I am definitely motivated to get out. My new ONE WORD for the year is INSPIRE, I want to BE inspired, I want to inspire others, I want to change the things that aren't fullfilling, or at least delegate or minimize the time I spend on them. I want to see things clearly and have the strength to go for what is right for me and all that is important to me.

So far, I'm just knee deep in poo!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Kaia!

I can't believe it has been 2 years since you came into my world and flipped it on its side. You were a fire cracker from the very start and have kept me on my toes every since. You filled this last year with lots of laughs and a few amazing insights, and you never cease to amaze me with your courage and resourcefulnesses.

You mastered the art of climbing before you could walk and now I can barely keep up with you. Most of the time, I am in love with your eagerness to play, and I always get a kick out of your determination for independence. I just hope your strong will brings you more of what you really want than the trouble you seem to find yourself in, and your sense of independence fills your life with friendship and adventure.

You have taught me to forgive, relax, search for meaning and discover like I have never done before. You have taught me to both live in the moment and think more carefully about tomorrow.I am stronger and better than I have ever been because of you and I can't wait to grow and learn with you as you become the strongest and best you can be. I am excited to discover the world again from a new and more perfect perspective. Thanks for being you and making me a better me!