My friends, the longer I wait to post, the easier it is NOT to post, so here I go, taking that leap and getting words on the page. There's plenty to share... in fact, there's almost too much at this point, so the idea of jumping on and updating seems daunting and overwhelming. But guess what?! I got over myself and decided to pop on here today.
Since I last posted....
Christmas came and went
Helaina turned 2 months old... and then 3 months old!
I returned to work from maternity leave
We began the crazy process of getting our house ready to sell
We rolled into a new year!
I joined the gym (again)
I started exercising (again)
That pretty much wraps it up, right? That's the super duper condensed version of what's been eating all of my/our time.
At some point, I want to start up my new blog page, but that's been on the way back burner, as has been regular updates on this blog, but all in good time, right?
There are a few goals/intentions I have for 2015 and being a little kinder to myself is at the top of that list. I've got a lot going on and adding to my "musts" and "shoulds" doesn't help anyone, really.
In 2015, I intend to... (notice how I said intend and not RESOLVE)
say YES to my children more often and NO to external commitments more often
get my laundry under control (this will help my quality of life, I promise)
put my health first and focus less on the number on the scale
teach my kids how to swim, especially Audrey (she's almost 7...)
pick up my flute more often (it's good for my brain, heart, and soul)
ride a horse at least twice this year (it's something I used to do every day)
get my kids on horses more often, especially Jameson
savor all of Helaina's babyness...she's the last one after all (I mean it)
make more quality time for Shaun and I, even if it's just at home date nights and actually listening to him when he shares with me about his day, rather than spacing out and thinking about my own stuff
continue to nourish my amazing friendships
take more bubble baths
put less sugar in my coffee (notice I didn't say drink less coffee...) ;)
save more and spend less
give more to those who are in need and teach this to my children as well
Some of my intentions are super specific and some are broad and I like it that way. Whether you do it at the beginning of the year or throughout (I'd argue the latter is probably more effective), it's nice to sit back and really tune in to what you have in life and what you'd like out of it. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day madness and forget how awesome this journey is.
That's all for now.
Just like that, I broke my curse of not posting and I feel really good about it! Next time, I'll share pictures. I have a cute kid or two (okay, three!) to show you guys!