Tuesday, January 1, 2013
2012 was a hard year for me. I struggled as a mother, learning to balance my needs with hers. I struggled with learning to say, "That isn't working for me." And I struggled with trying to find my identity, only to realize that nothing has changed except I've mellowed and become a stronger person. I will say that my marriage has been stronger. That while we've definitely had our rows, we've both spent a lot of time learning to meet each others' needs and to apologize when we fall short. Mostly though, we've spent this year loving our little family and figuring out what sort of parents we want to be, what we want our daughter to remember when she's older. Oh, and smooching.
For 2013 I have a lot of goals. To read a few biographies. If you know of any great ones, please recommend them! To read some classics. To plan meals better so we eat out less. (Hence the upheaval with my pinterest food board.) And to make time to connect more often with friends.
But my biggest goal this year? My biggest goal is to take better care of myself. To take time for myself when I need it. To ask for help when I'm feeling overwhelmed. To walk more and eat better. And to learn to say when I don't think another person's behavior is good enough for me to put up with. 2013 is the year where I make sure my life is healthy and happy.
Happy New Year! I hope it's a great one for all of you!
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