Every January 1st, I come up with a long list of goals for the year ahead as if I need any more on my plate. Like most of you, I’m juggling a lot of responsibilities, goals, family, friends, and life stuff in general. It seems like adding even more to our plates forces us to give up some aspects of life to meet these new resolutions. I talked about mom/work/life balance when Harlee was 3 months old and my decision to get back to working 5 days after she was born. Since then, it has been a non-stop juggle for me to be a great mom, a successful business owner, a present wife, sister, daughter, and friend and it’s exhausting.
These are my goals for this year…
By saying no to a lot of requests (and some opportunities), I’m saying yes to what is most important to me at the moment: spending time with Alan and Harlee, growing my business at my pace, and making time for my family and friends.
Take it Easy
My Mom instilled this idea in me that I can do anything and everything I want. I think she lied. She told me this because she never wanted me to shy away from my dreams, but being a Capricorn I’ve taken it to heart to do it all and all the time. Last year, I put this to the test and I found that I wasn’t able to do it all, all the time, and perfectly. This year, I’m going to take it easy. I’m not going to stress about being the best at everything, I’m not going to stress about pleasing everyone, and I’m not going to forget about taking some time for myself to think, spa, nap, walk, eat, drink wine, whatever!
Since I started using Snapchat and Instagram Stories, many of you told me that it’s refreshing that I don’t wear make up all the time, I’m honest about the highs and lows of being a mom, wife, and businessowner, and show that Insta or blog life is not perfect. Thank you for listening to my rants and your support. The downside of social media is that we showcase the beautiful moments in life so people naturally assume every moment of our lives are perfect, but that’s not true. I sometimes think I need to keep sprucing up the house or find the latest cool vintage pieces just so I have something new and pretty to share with you. But that’s not why you follow me and I don’t want to get sucked in (or suck you in) to the commercialized or falsely perfect world of social media. I’m going to keep it real for you because that’s relatable and it’s what I enjoy.
With that, I’m going to leave you with my favorite quote because life is being active in life and enjoying the things you can’t buy.
“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” Epicurus
Photo from our trip to Arizona.