I can’t believe it’s the start of a NY already! I think throughout 2014 I pinched myself more then any other year I’ve been on this planet - and I owe so much of it to my family, friends and of course my husband (4 months in and it’s still kinda weird to type that!). I know all years can’t be years where you get married, or find out you are expecting your first baby, or you get the chance travel to beautiful new places, but I have to admit, I was a little sad to say good-bye to 2014!
I remember last January thinking that 2013 was one of those years I was more eager to leave behind since it was a year when one thing after another kept challenging us - to be braver, to be smarter, to be better. Isn’t it funny how sometimes life conditions you to think in terms of some sort of big pendulum? I have to quickly remind myself that there’s no one keeping score, and life is this year, as it has been every year, exactly what I put into it.
I have so many hopes for this upcoming year. I think that’s what happens when you are pregnant. I'm spending a lot of time scheming and plotting about what’s to come - I'm telling myself it must be the natural process of “nesting” and wanting to get my life ready and baggage cleared out for a true new beginning. And I've noticed that pregnancy is hilarious for making me look at my life and surroundings differently - I know every year around this time I try to think about how I can make some changes and take on new challenges, but gosh! I never felt like taking on the world like I have with this new little life inside of me.
I’m really looking forward to making new memories with our family as it changes. I know that won’t come without it’s learning curves and challenges of it’s own so I’m going to try to not be so hard on myself this year, to try to remember to take it in stride. (Patience is going to be a big mantra for me I believe!) And since sometimes I get ahead of myself with plans and dreams, I’m going to try really hard to love where we are right now, every day.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that wherever place you are coming from, 2015 is a year full of pinchable moments, big and small! Thanks for reading and being here with me on this journey!