just a mom figuring it out one day at a time

2014 A New Year

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted- mostly because I think I am still recovering from the holidays. The exhaustion led to a horrible cold which has still not completely left me.  The middle of December on seemed like a blur.  Between hosting a surprise birthday party two weeks before Christmas–ok maybe not my smartest choice, but the look on his face was worth it–and all the preparations for Christmas, it just seemed like it was all I could do to keep it all together to make it to the next day.

In some ways I think I suffer every year from a Christmas hangover.  I’ll admit it; I’m a Christmas junkie. I treasure all that the holiday encompasses and participating in Christmas related activities. I love reconnecting with old friends and family, seeing decorations, Cookiefest, my annual shopping trip etc. etc. but each year I finish the season exhausted, and sometimes sick.

And so, now here on January 10th, I finally feel as if I am pulling out of it and beginning to put together my plan for the upcoming year. Not necessarily resolutions, but a plan. A plan for living fully, but preserving pieces of me so that I don’t end up this tapped out.

In 2014 I plan to:

  • Revamp my work process to work more efficiently
  • Commit to meditating regularly–maybe not daily, but regularly
  • Continue to say “no” and avoid overcommitting myself
  • Do more yoga
  • Focus on balance of life and appreciating the small things each day

Not rocket science, but sometimes I think I need to regroup and refocus.

So a week plus into 2014, I’m wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  May it be filled with joy, little sorrow, and much laughter.

Until next time…



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