2015 is gone. It was the toughest year yet in my thirty years. Lots of new challenges and learning more and more each day. I had chosen last year’s word to be “flexible”. I knew having a new baby and a toddler at the same time was going to be difficult (I had no idea how difficult…) and I needed to embrace flexibility at its most. So I let go of lots of things…or I tried (#honesty). I don’t really know how, or like to delegate so letting others have control is not really my forte. Especially when it comes to my kids, or the way things are run in my house. But when you’re exhausted, sleep-deprived, and can’t remember the last time you had a meal sitting down, you ask for help. I had to depend A L O T on my husband and family this year. Which pushed me to learn how to be a little more flexible. Learning to go with the flow. Forgetting schedules here and there. I’m no pro at this flexibility game, but I’ve gotten better.
2016 is arrived in all it’s glory last night, and I think I have two words I’d like to focus on this year. The first being “gratitude”. I think we take a lot for granted, and I’m realizing more and more everyday how blessed we are. I want to cherish this life we have, and live in the present. Be thankful for our health and the well-being of our children. It’s easy to get soaked into how tough life can be and throw pity parties for yourself. But, we get one life. Let’s live it folks. My husband is the one that has taught me this actually. He is the only person in my life who can always see the good. See the light. See the positive. It’s because of him that I’m trying to choose this as one of my words. I can get caught up in the everyday-ness of everyday, and moan and groan to him. He always pulls me out of it. I want to be just like him. Especially for others. Show others the light. Be the positive one in the group. Pay it forward right? Gratitude. It’s important for me this year.
The other word I’m putting my energy into is “Simplify”. I want to learn how to be a little more organized and simplify things around me. Everything is cluttered currently. Be it physical or intangible. I’m still figuring out how I plan to achieve it, but I know that in 366 days I’d like to be able to say that I had simplified my life a little more through 2016. I’ll keep you posted…
I love the feeling of a new slate. Excited to see what 2016 will teach me. Do you have any goals or resolutions you’d like to achieve this new year? I love hearing what other people plan on achieving when a new year comes around.