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Carmen S
Chasing Your Dreams Without Fear
October 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM


Fall is my favorite season. The chilly air, vibrant colors and falling leaves herald cooler days, more activity outside the house - now that I'm not afraid I'll swelter to death in 100+ degree temperatures - and the welcome return of jeans into my life. I live for pumpkin pie, bonfires and football games. It's the return to school schedules, the opportunity to wear sweaters and the excitement of the upcoming holiday season.

I do love the Fall.

i also love the fact that, now that my kids have returned to school, it's time for me to spend a little time on myself. Now that I'm not devoted to 100% amusement of the little people, I can concentrate on making changes in my own life. Sort of a Pre New Year's Resolutions, if you will. In fact, I often think of Fall as a time for resolutions, as opposed to New Years. Something about new pencils and notebooks and freshly loaded book bags makes me want to organize and clean out other parts of my life.

As the year begins to wind down, what are some things you or your family would like to leave behind or change for the future?

  • I'd like to know where the match is to every single spare sock in my house
  • And I'd like to never ever have another lost sock
  • I'd like to leave behind the thought that there's a maid here to pick up after my kids
  • And I'd like to leave behind the thought that her name is Mom
  • I'd like to leave behind the "let's drop stuff all around" philosophy that my kids embrace effortlessly
  • I'd love to leave behind the inability of my teenagers to wake up early for school
  • As well as the desire to leave homework and projects for the last minute
  • And I'd really love to leave behind arguments, fighting, disgruntled attitudes and smart mouths

I plan to take a bit of time each of the next couple of months, before the end of the year, to take the steps to make each of those, somewhat humorous yet based in truth, concepts come to fruition.

What are your hopes for the future – for yourself, your children and your family?

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Replies

  • jessicasmom1
    October 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    I hope DD continues to do good in school, and becomes a independent young lady.

  • meglennox
    October 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

     i want to get back to school.  i want to own our own home.  i want to be in a better place financially.

  • Wish2Be
    by Wish2Be
    October 10, 2012 at 3:33 PM

     I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for the well wishes! :)

    Quoting jessicasmom1:

    awesome, I hope it works well for you I been a single SAHM for almost 11 years  SAHM for 12 years ( DH was alive for first 14 months of DD life)

    Quoting Wish2Be:

     Well I am taking a big leap this month. I put in my 2 weeks notice to be a SAHM to my 3 year old son.

    I hope that we can do this financially and that my son will excel in all that he does.


     

  • gacgbaker
    October 11, 2012 at 9:14 AM


    Quoting Wish2Be:

     Well I am taking a big leap this month. I put in my 2 weeks notice to be a SAHM to my 3 year old son.

    I hope that we can do this financially and that my son will excel in all that he does.

    That is a great decision you are making!

  • sweetlyblissful
    October 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    I would love to expand my business.  Have my kids do great in school.  For them to find who they are and do what they love.  And have the whole family happy. 

  • Madelaine
    October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    For all of us to be happy.

  • Meltopia529
    October 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM
    I only wish the best for my family.
  • elasmimi
    October 12, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    Ashamed to say this, but I'd like to leave behind some computer time and replace it with playing with kids time.

  • elasmimi
    October 12, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    I'd also like to leave behind about 60 pounds.

  • Meltopia529
    October 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM
    I totally agree w this

    Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

    I want them to be happy in wherever they go. To be able to stand on their own feet.

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