Thursday, January 17, 2013
Recently, someone said to me, “If you were to make a list describing yourself in Dec. 2011 and then another one for Dec. 2012 each would look quite different.” Of course, I couldn’t resist this opportunity to reflect – below are my lists.
Dec. 2011 Single but in a healthy relationship
Dec. 2012 Happily married
Dec. 2011 Aunt to the BEST niece in the world
Dec. 2012 Stepmom to the BEST stepson in the world and aunt to two more great kiddos
Dec. 2011 Not much of a traveler
Dec. 2012 Travels for work every week and preparing to go on my first international trip
Dec. 2011 Live in a house of all girls (my sister, niece & me)
Dec. 2012 Only girl in the house (my husband, stepson & me)
Dec. 2011 Regularly exercises
Dec. 2012 Wonders if constantly doing laundry and picking up the house counts as exercise
Dec. 2011 Often makes good food choices
Dec. 2012 Eats fast food more often than I’d like to admit – If only salads could be easily eaten while driving
Dec. 2011 My faith is strong
Dec. 2012 My faith is stronger
Dec. 2011 Normally have my television on HGTV
Dec. 2012 Normally find the television on ESPN
Dec. 2011 Have a little family
Dec. 2012 Have a big, extended family
Dec. 2011 When boyfriend calls, I hear “just wanted you to know you are the most beautiful woman in the world.”
Dec. 2012 When husband calls, says things like “my spreadsheet is acting up on my computer, do you know how to fix it?”
Yes, things are different. I have a completely new reality, but that’s okay. Maybe you’ve taken a look back at 2012. What changes did you notice?
Elizabeth Long is a Sr. Communications Specialist at Texas Health Resources, newlywed and Stepmom.