Happy Lunar New Year! According to the lunar calendar, this is the Year of the Snake. This is an extra special year for me because I was born the Year of the Snake (1977). People born the year of the Snake are thought to be wise, intelligent, and clever. The Snake is sometimes called “Little Dragon” because it most closely resembles the Dragon, the most powerful and lucky zodiac. Some of the luckiness from the Dragon rubs onto people born the year of the snake so 2013 should be a successful year for us. 2013 is the year of the Water Snake, an animal that has an adventurous spirit and loves to take risks. The color of the 2013 year of the Snake is Black. The Black Snake is said to bring people unexpected changes and instability.
I am very excited this is the Year of the Snake. I very much feel like this will be a year of change. Even before reading the details of the type and color of snake this year was, I knew there would be big changes for me this year. Here’s why.
Out of baby-making, settling into baby-raising. I take care of two little ones, one and five. I can say with absolute certainty we will not be having any more little ones. I love them both endlessly but I am a mama that can only physically, mentally, and financially handle two. And anyways, ski lifts seat four and rounds of golf are in groups of four…haha. I am out of the baby-making, all-day morning sickness, breast pumping mindset, and now focused on raising my babies, preschool, ski school. I want to help my girls become themselves and amazing people.
Finding Our Relationship. Life gets complicated when you have babies. Throw in going from a working mama to a stay-at-home mama, starting a business, moving into my parent’s house, and life becomes almost impossible. I miss having a relationship with my Grouchy Husband outside of grocery lists, car pool schedules, bedtime routines. I miss our relationship and I want it back.
Finding Work. Along with not having any more little ones, I can say with absolute certainty, I am a mama that needs to work. Work is a part of me, it’s something I enjoy, it’s something I miss.
I’m both excited and anxious for this year.
To all my fellow Snakes, I wish you much success in the changes in store for you this year.
Year of the Snake mama,