This year, Jonathan and I decided to ditch resolutions in favor of goals. This just seems so much more attainable to me. A resolution is a thing I feel like you have to be perfect at from day one (for example, if you say "no soda in 2015" and then forget at a restaurant or just really want a soda - you've already failed), whereas a goal is something you can continually work on and improve yourself.
One of the goals I am working on for myself is blogging more, and making more contact with people in the adoption community. One way I've decided to do this is to do something called a blog link up.
A link up is when somebody on one blog will post a discussion topic or general theme for a post. In our case, we're using Kristen's blog "Adoption Love". Once Kristen posts her topic, people in the adoption community with blogs will write about that topic, and post a link to their article on her website. That way, we all of one place to go to branch out and discover more thoughts, ideas, opinions, and most importantly PEOPLE in our community.
So, for the month of January, here is our topic: How will adoption play a roll in your year? What are your hopes and dreams? Are you waiting for your little one to come home? Write about how you imagine that happening. Are you placing/have you placed a child for adoption? What are you hopes for your child's future, and how you will be a part of their year? How will you contribute to the adoption world this year?
I have absolutely no idea how adoption is going to play a role in my coming year. Of course, my hope is that this is the year we are placed. I know we have only been officially waiting for just over a month - and part of me really judges me for already being impatient. I have told some of those closest to me that I feel like we're going to have a quick placement, but that doesn't really mean anything. It's a hope and a dream that this is the year that we get to call ourselves parents. But it just as easily could be next year, or the year after.
Every time the phone rings, and its a number I don't recognize, part of me thinks "This is it! This is the call!". I imagine that our story with our little one will begin like that. In the meantime, I find myself nesting in every sense of the word. Pinterest and I have become very close friends as of late. I have my dream nursery all planned out in my head - and we will begin working on that in a couple months. Until then, I'll just be here - jumping every time the phone rings :)
Do you want to read more wonderful adoption blogs? Then you should head over and check out Kristen's link up. Make sure you browse around all the blogs that are being posted. They all have wonderful things to add to our adoption world views: