The last day of summer...
The year is 3/4 over...
In January, I picked a word that would summarize the year ahead. A hopeful word. Optimism at its best. Energy.
Thought I'd give myself a progress report as we enter the fourth quarter. In three months, 2009 will be over.
Did I find energy? Was I energetic?
Yes and no.
I'd like to think I've been more tuned in, more conscious, more energetic this year. I've had my moments, my lazy, checked out moments. For the most part, this year was better than the past few.
Still...I want more. More energy. More of me. The me who gets out play-doh on a school night just because. The me who sits on the driveway to draw roads for the matchbox cars. The me that reads four books instead of two at bed time.
So as we head into fall, as we wrap up this great year, I will summon more energy. I will do more. To meet that goal that I set in January.