happy new year!
we said so long to a beautiful 2013 yesterday by heading out to dough in brooklyn for some doughnuts. what a great year it was! there were some incredible ups and downs in 2013, but if life has taught me anything, it’s to focus on what you’re blessed with, work out the not so great things in life as best you can and don’t let others negativity sneak into your happy place. life is too short to spend even ten minutes of your day focusing on any crap you can’t change.
in 2014, i want to carve out more time for myself to learn new hobbies and take different classes. i am grateful to be a mother of two little toddlers and motherhood has always been my biggest aspiration in life, but i don’t want to get so focused on it that i forget to improve other talents and grow as an individual in other ways as well.
i want to start knocking things off my personal bucket list (the “go platinum blonde for a bit” thing that happened last month was on there and it felt good to finally mark something off on that long list. a big drastic one at that!) josh and i signed up for ballroom dance classes, i want to do more trapeze once it’s warm outside, teach myself how to knit, challenge myself with my camera more. i want to wake up early (i struggle every single day to wake up, like, every.single.day) and maybe even get up a half hour before my kids 3x a week this coming year so i can sit and be calm and even read before i’m pulled in twenty different directions once they’re up!
i have wanted to learn how to play the bagpipes since i was a little girl (thank you, scottish ancestry) and josh surprised me with lessons for christmas! so 2014 is the year this will finally happen! (my apologies to any neighbors over the next few months.) i am so so excited you have no idea.
i hope there are more bubble baths, more days of unplugging, more beach waves and family bike rides in 2014. i hope there are more handwritten letters to be mailed and long phone calls with dear friends who live far away instead of sporadic text messages. i want to focus on my marriage, and keep on dating my husband. i want to be more courageous. i want to remind myself every day that i am a good mother and a good wife and while others may do things differently and maybe even more vocally, it doesn’t mean how i mother or love my family is any less right.
these are just a few things i thought worth sharing. i can’t wait to get cracking! how about you? what are you hoping to discover or change or improve upon in the coming year?
happy new year, friends!