I am really excited.
I think 2011 is going to be my year. Our year. Even just the number 11 is good, you know? I like it. (And I normally hate odd numbers.)
This is the year that good things are going to happen. Maybe not all good things. But I'm certain I will learn lessons, and experience life in new ways.
We've started the process of buying a home of our own. Not a house, a home. I am looking forward to it in so many ways: touring homes, moving in, never having to put anything except holiday decorations in storage again. Decorating, putting up pictures, buying frames and prints. Getting the sofa we've already picked out. Having room, places to put things, a library, even if it's just "some bookcases in the den." Having a housewarming party.
And eventually having room to start building our family - that's exciting, too. We'll be keeping that in mind as we look at houses, as well as the million other things we like and don't like and never really thought about.
I am really looking forward to this year. I have a feeling there will be some frustrating moments. Heck, probably a lot of frustrating moments. But no matter where I am in January of 2012, I'll be the better for it, because I'll have learned things through the experience.
You can never fail if you take knowledge from every experience.