And so it begins… again.

January 3, 2010

A New Year… with new excitement, new challenges, renewed motivation, and an awareness that you only seem to get the first week of a brand new year.

Today feels a lot like it did on September, 28. I awoke to the challenge of my wife going back to work and here I find myself, once again, responsible for our 5.5 month old. It probably comes off like that’s upsetting to me or something, but only the complete opposite is true. I love being able to give her great care during the day. But it’s difficult. I’m sure to be challenged like never before as Elise is getting more and more vocal and she is awake much more during the day. And awake doesn’t mean I can leave her to play all day alone in her exersaucer. This little lady needs attention, and I’m happy to oblige! I am feeling a wee bit somber though because I’ll miss seeing my wife so much. Also, the caretaker/worker role at home with an infant is an enormous balancing act that nobody can fully grasp until they experience it. In fact, this juggling act gets to be so much at times that I swear I hear circus music playing in the background.

And so it begins. I mentioned in a recent article that for the first time ever, I think my biological clock is in sync with the calendar. New Year’s couldn’t have arrived at a more appropriate time for me. It’s a good sign that I feel that same way today. I’ve got my plans on paper… launch dates and goal dates set. I’m even in the early stages of planning my first charity event, which will take place in June. My to-do list is manageable, I’ve got fifty bucks in my wallet, and a full tank of gas in my car. I’m ready to roll.

I’m excited to say that this is my last post about the 2010 handover. So wherever you are, and whatever you’re up to… I hope you go out and conquer your world this year!

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