January 24th will be my 34th birthday. Yikes. 34!?! seriously. Last time I looked I was 23. Now, I’m going to be 34 with a 17 mos old, a husband, a playful labrador, a mortgage and just about anything else “grown-up” you can think of.
I find that having a baby will change you in ways that most people don’t mention. When I was pregnant I was definitely nesting for pretty much the entire time. I planted plants, cleaned, discovered and created new projects, went to church more, laughed a lot, napped a lot and just did more things at home. As soon as Maternity leave was over, it was back to the trenches and like a sad Disney Movie, all those pretty “home” projects withered away. I found myself stressed, tired and always running behind again.
I don’t think my bun in the oven gave me super powers, but I do believe it helped me to focus on what really matters: family and laughter. Sure I wasn’t always the happiest of preggo ladies, but dang it, I loved having the excuse to put my feet up and read a book or sew pillow covers or just think about ways to improve our home, lifestyle and more..all on a budget mind you.
So for 2014, I want to lose the baby weight, I want to set a bunch of goals that will help me to spend more time with family, get out and be adventurous and just plain be happy. Here goes nothin’…