Hey 2015, nice to see you!
This year like every year I’ve got plans to sit down and make some goals. I have to admit, last year’s list was lofty for me and I am happy to say I accomplished a lot of them! I ran a half marathon, I started a business, I was pregnant and growing our family! Such exciting stuff. I also experienced loss, and failure, and tough times that I didn’t know how to wade through.
As I waded through the tough times I realized how hard I was being on myself for little things. Like the house that just wasn’t getting cleaned, or the photos that were just never being uploaded, the toddler who watched tv multiple times in a day because I was so sick, etc. etc.
So this year, before I make all the plans and all the goals, I’m making one big all encompassing goal:
GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!
This year is going to be busy, with moves, and having a brand new baby, and stints of being a single mother, and I know they are coming. I know I’ll have wonderful and amazing moments, mixed with moments of struggle and trials, and I want to prepare myself ahead of time. I want me to know it’s okay!
I’m going to try my best, and work my butt off, and I’m also going to have days where I can’t even remember when I last washed my hair, and I’m so tired my eyes will hurt. It’s okay. It’s okay to cry! It’s okay to stay in pajamas all day. It’s okay if you don’t make an amazing dinner. It’s okay.
So that’s it! Plain and simple. I want to give myself more of a break this year. I think we (especially women) expect so much of ourselves that we hurt ourselves in the long run if we don’t break away from them every once in a while. So my goal is to try to give myself a break, be a littler nicer to me!
I hope you all had a great New Years! 2015 is going to be such an exciting year! Happy New Year!