I know that's all pessimistic and what not, but that's ok. It's my blog, and I'll whine if I want to. :D
2011 has not been my best year. I'm sure some good things happened along the way, but frankly, that's not what I will think of when I think about 2011. In 2011, our plans to move out of Alaska fell through. We found out we're still dealing with some legal issues from an accident in 2010. I had a m/c. Those are the big ones I can think of off the top of my head. I am just done with this year.
My sister has a somewhat different view than me on the new year. She says "I mean, yes, it's the start of a new year. A blank slate. Wait. What? It is NOT. Anyone who has ever been drunk on New Year's Eve knows that New Year's Day is just the day after New Year's Eve. Even though it's a new year, we still have to pay the consequences of our actions the day before."
While I agree with aspects of that, I do believe that 2012 is going to be a blank slate for us. It has to be. Sure, we'll still be dealing with the fact that we still live in Alaska, we'll still have these stupid legal issues, and I will still have had a m/c. But 2011 will be over, and 2012 still has all the hope and potential to be the year that I get (and stay!) pregnant, the year these legal issues go away. I doubt we'll move out of Alaska in 2012, but we can sure start the process of saving and planning properly so we can move in the next few years.
While I sincerely hope everyone has had a better year than we had, I am ready for 2011 to be over and done with. Bring on 2012!