Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year

Dear Universe,
School starts tomorrow and I'm lining all my ducks up in a row - the grocery shopping is done, one set of papers is graded, clothes are washed, hair is clean, legs are shaved, and the internal pep talks have begun. With that said, it's time for a heart to heart.

I'm not quite sure how to break this to you, so I'm just going to say it - I am a bit displeased. Displeased, you ask? Yes, displeased. I know, I know, I know...I have so much to be thankful for and I am truly blessed in numerous ways. NONE of this goes unnoticed or unappreciated, trust me. I just need a little help here, and being that this week marks the start of a new year and a new decade, I thought I might just ask for some.

I guess what I'm asking is, can you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE just give this girl a break? You know what I'm talking about, so I'm just going to leave it at that. I need you to tilt your axis a bit in my favor, if you know what I mean, and I promise you I will do my part.

You see, I am going to slow down and get back to what I have always loved to do - read and write and knit and sew and travel and go for walks and love my husband and spoil my animals and laugh with my friends and appreciate my family and be kind to my students. And when June rolls around, I am not going to work one measly second this summer and I am going to try to convince Melanikis to do that same so that we can host a wedding (hint, hint Andria), go to the pool, and can just like our grandmas used to do. And I'm going to finish our honeymoon scrapbook, put together a wedding album, and maybe, just maybe, actually organize all the pictures on our computer so we can make Smith family photo albums.

In short, I'm going to get back ME and just thinking about it makes me want to throw myself a little party.

So, dear Universe, if you can hear me, I would really appreciate your help in all of this. I believe I have paid my dues and weathered the storms in a relatively dignified fashion (let's just pretend that whole breakdown on Christmas never happened) and I need the stars to align for me. I figure if I align my stars then you can align yours. Fair? Fair.

Until we meet again,



PRP said...

I an feel things shifting your way...fingers crossed!

Bella Mente said...

:) This post makes me happy for you.. I have come to the crude realization myself that I need to do things for me as well.. and its a great feeling..

I think the Universe is beginning to tilt as we speak.. if not.. I will find a way to make it :)

Happy New Year to you!! p.s. wasn't Hunger Games the best?!

Anaface said...

Which way do we need to lean to help the tilt happen? Thank you for the amazing dinner! David and I had the best time, playing cards with you guys!

Mimi said...

Maybe you have been so busy that when the earth tilts you have already bounced and are no longer in the line of trajectory? What I mean is, I whole-heartedly agree that you need to slow down. I am going to do my best to keep up...that is slow down to keep up with a more simplified and enjoyable life. Am I making sense here?