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Reflecting on a New Year as a Mom

For a while, I was thinking I would be ringing in the new year with nurses at the hospital as I recovered from giving birth.  I even told my husband I wanted to wear something sparkly so I could at least feel a little festive.  Good thing that didn’t reach reality.  How awkward would that have been?  Instead, I’m in the comfort of my own home with a 1.5 week old darling and lovable husband.  Things work out better than planned sometimes 🙂

I have to say this year has been pretty amazing.  From just furnishing our home to bringing home a new family member, every step has been a rewarding part of this journey called life.  We ate deliciously, traveled where we could, and savored every waking minute.  I am so grateful for everything.

As for resolutions, I have nothing dramatic in mind.

Big picture – I just want to enjoy and savor every moment.  I want to live.  There is something special about being a parent for me now where I don’t really care about what I do or don’t have.  I used to feel like I needed the trendy clothes, the brand named goods, and the expensive vacations to feel rich.  I somehow feel richer than I’ve ever been as is.  Seeing my baby smile in his sleep, getting at-home massages from my husband, cooking a well-rounded dinner – these things make me feel so full of life.  I just want to keep that feeling – the feeling that what’s most important is making the most of the present moment.

Little picture – I’d like to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight :).  I want to attempt to run another half marathon and pick up my pace.  Most importantly, I’d like to get better at using my DSLR to capture more priceless memories of my growing family.  Oh, and I still have to get my scuba diving license.  My company wanted to me to fulfill that dream of mine, but then I got pregnant and had to postpone it. Whoops!

Overall, these are just the things that I am able to control.  I’m looking forward to what 2015 may bring my way.

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Have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve.  See ya in 2015!

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