a new year is quickly approaching. i always think about what i was doing a year ago, two years ago, three years ago at this time. it is harder for me to stay up for the clock to actually strike midnight. today we get to celebrate the new year with quinn--he has only ever known 2006. today he doesn't know that he is entering into a new year but it is happening just the same. i wonder how many things are happening around me of which i am completely unaware. i hope in this year i become more aware of the things happening around me that are significant--not just the things that need to be done. i hope i can do small things with joy and humility. i hope i can collect memories of adventures with quinn and ryan. i hope i am willing to step out of my comfort zone. and i hope i will still hope for those things when it is july and not the day before the beginning of a new year.
happy new year!