So I struggled with it. I turned it over in my mind for a very long time. I came at it from different angles. It's been my constant bedtime companion the entire summer. What will I put on this list? So after hours and hours of pondering, what exactly have I come up with?
Well before I get to that point, let's check in and see how the Year of Awesome has been going. In a word it's been awesome. Ha! I'm so funny. Well as we know it hasn't all been moonlight and roses. I hit a bit of a rough patch there, but I'm happy to say that I've rallied back. Righted the ship. Things once again are rosy.
Some of the things that have made up the Year of Awesome so far were definitely planned out. Things like our new to us car, Baby Elliot, turning forty, Relay for Life, but the vast majority have been things that weren't even on my radar. opportunities that I/we just had to say yes to. Family tailgating dinners, cards with friends, pancake cook offs, girls nights out, and the family picnic. Tonight I went from a planned quiet evening at home to getting soaked and singing my face off at a Montgomery Gentry concert with some great friends.
So I don't think I need a list of things to make this the Year of Awesome. I think I just need to keep saying yes to things and more awesomeness will come from somewhere. I have learned a lesson that's bigger than that though. I think I have learned that a big part of saying yes to a lot of things is knowing when I need to say no. And even more importantly to actually say it when I need to. It will never be a question of wanting to do things, but I'm slowly figuring out that as much as I would love to, I cannot do every awesome thing on my radar and I have to prioritize things the best way I can..... for me. Shockingly enough, this gets a little bit easier every time I have to do it.
So absolutely, I could make a list that says this will be the Year of Awesome if I eat at that restaurant I saw on You Gotta Eat Here or if I host a favourite things party or if my sister in law takes me to the Bread Bar and all of those things may still happen and if they do... awesome and if those exact things don't... well I'm sure there will be other Awesomeness to take it's place.