Hiya peeps! Remember me? I know, I know, I’ve left you high and dry with no blogs for freaking ever. I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since my last post! I don’t know, I think I was just feeling overwhelmed with being a full-time working mom, trying to maintain a household, keeping up two blogs, and finding time to watch my heavy TV schedule. Something had to give! But I’ve decided that it’s time to pick up the pen, so to speak, and start blogging again. I enjoy sharing thoughts on pregnancy, parenthood, and Edward Cullen, so I should do what brings me joy, right? Thus my blog title – a New Year, a New Me.
I’ve been feeling inspired by some different people and pretty looking quotes on Pinterest, and I feel like it’s time to take back control of my life. If I don’t like something, I need to change it. If I’m feeling lazy, I need to challenge myself and commit to a bike race, a half marathon, or something healthy like that.
Basically, I want to start enjoying each day again doing things I like to do. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy life now — I enjoy motherhood and spending time with family more than anything. But I’ve let life stresses start to consume me and take away some of my joy, and I’m ready to start making steps to improve on that front. I saw a quote the other day that said something like; “My biggest fear is that I’ll look back on my life and wonder what I did with it.” I don’t want to just pass the time and work for the weekends. I want to live each day with a light heart, low stress, and a general sense of peace. I’ve experienced this before, so I know it’s attainable.
How am I going to do this? I’m going start by thinking about what it is that I like to do. What am I good at? Where do I thrive? I need to figure this part out, or maybe I just need to rediscover those things. I mean, I haven’t quite figured out the “New Me” part, but I’m working on it!
A fresh start to 2013
I ushered in the New Year flying on a plane with my daughter covered in vomit. Not just a little spit up, I’m talking a load of projectile vomit — at the start of a 4 hour flight! Words cannot describe how thoroughly DISGUST this was. You should definitely feel sorry for me. With that, I couldn’t end the year on a stinkier note, so I’m going for a fresh new start to 2013!
What are your goals in 2013? Is there anything you want to change about yourself or your life? I always feel hopeful and inspired at the start of the year because it feels like we get to wipe the slate clean and start over. Here’s to a clean slate, my friends. Happy New Year!