it’s the last day of 2014 and i can hardly believe it! what a year it has been!
in so many ways, it was one of the best years of my life. but i tend to feel this way at the close of every year, i suppose. it’s hard not to feel this way around the holidays, and when my family and friends are in good health and i’m getting to snuggle a newborn baby all day long…. there is just a whole lot of good happening around here and i’m feeling it extra right now.
there are always rough days and obstacles and trials, but i try to take what i can from those and move on… onto the better days and better things to focus my time and energy on. i’m still learning how to do that, but i think i did it much better this past year than i ever have before. i had to learn in 2014 how to let things and people go that weren’t adding anything positive to my life but only complicating it in really hurtful ways. i had to learn that being tried and tested as a mother each day is part of the job, and that keeping calm and focused and patient for them, the little sponges that my toddlers are, is critical. i had to learn how to better juggle my days and roles and life in general in 2014, and not feel the need to apologize for not being on point in each area 24/7. so much of this i’ll need to carry into 2015 and continue to work on, but i’m looking forward to a new year of learning and growing each day.
as i keep growing and shifting and changing as one does in life this coming year, i want to continue to find the beauty in the simple things around me. i’m looking forward to making more beautiful memories with my family, of exploring and traveling and getting to know my new york even better. i’m looking forward to not setting crazy expectations for myself but to just live each day, and make the most of the good and bad and crazy that comes my way.
happy new year, friends! thank you so much for coming to this space this past year and reading! i’ve so enjoyed sharing bits and pieces of our family’s year with you, and am grateful for your love and support. see you in 2015!