Friday, January 8, 2010

Opening thoughts

I have contemplated a lot this past year
what kind of wife will I be
what kind of friend will I be
what kind of mother will I be
what kind of wife and friend will I be when I'm a mother?
And such similar things as you may find any woman becoming a mother contemplating.

But today, this morning, I was contemplating what kind of me I will be. The me that has nothing to do with being a wife, friend or mother. It's not the fact that I'm entering a new 'chapter' in life, or a new decade. It's more that everything around me is changing and it's a good time to reflect on who I am, what is important in life, and who I am as a part of it. Age is, after all, just a number.

Obviously I don't have the answers to all these questions. But they're on my mind and forcing my thoughts to be retrospective and projective, which I think is a good thing. All I can say for now is, I seriously doubt this year will be anything but incredible.


Happy Girl said...

Frankly, I love this post.

mary said...

And frankly, I agree. Your year will be incredible, Meg :-). Happy Birthday.

autumn said...

I can't say anything that isn't coming from a 'mom' scope lately. But, I was just talking with Charlie yesterday. I feel more like me than I ever have. A better, more me- me. I hope the same for you when your little ant arrives.

Jen said...

Truly one of the biggest struggles of becoming a new mother. I was resolved to not being one of those mothers who is only a mother, but now it's so easy to understand how they become that way. A baby absorbs me in a way I never thought possible and it's a continuous, intentional struggle to create a bit of space, no matter how big, between me and her in order to keep us both sane and healthy. But you will do it ... and it will be incredible.

Cheita said...

"I seriously doubt this year will be anything but incredible."
I love it.