I have realized that my blog is really more of a random collection of thoughts than serving any particular purpose. I look back at 2009 and it was a really good year. I have figured out more this year than I have probably in the past four years combined.
So that leaves me with, what do I want from 2010? What do I want this next decade of my life to bring? I am going to be a bit selfish and say I want more of the same. I want to laugh every day. I want to love every day. I want more time with my friends. I want to continue on this path of staying healthy. I want more travels. More fashion. More money (hey, who doesn't?). And, as always, more of living each day to its fullest. This can be so amazingly hard. I am the QUEEN of freaking out about the small things. Those small things are so just not worth it. Be happy for who you are and what you have. My best friend was telling me a story last night about a guy she works with. His sister was recently married to a soldier. She became pregnant with twins earlier this year. Then, a few months into her pregnancy her husband was killed in Afghanistan. She just gave birth last week to two healthy babies. I cannot even imagine the pain and suffering but also the joy at having healthy babies. Those poor babies will never know their dad. She has to raise those children on her own. (With the help of family, she is lucky to have that.) Life is precious, life is short. We really need to stop and put our lives in perspective. Grasp each second and never act in a way that you wouldn't want to be remembered for.
Happy holidays to all of you. I wish you an amazing 2010. You are all beautiful and special. Embrace it this year! Lots of love, Leslie
There may be a more coherent blog topic coming in 2010. Look for it!