2017 is almost over. I know I say this every year but this year has flown by EXTREMELY fast. For myself and my family, it’s been full of milestones. We bought a new house that we are still updating. My husband started a new job. My son is now a preschooler who won’t stop talking about turning 4; he’s currently 3 and a half. My daughter’s personality has really been shining through as a funny, fearless little 14 month old who loves to run away from me or anyone else calling her name.
For me personally, I’ve come into my own. I’m the most confident and secure in myself than I’ve ever been in my entire life. I’m not afraid to tell someone no. I’m no longer afraid to spend time on myself; as a busy mom, I’m worth the investment.
I’m also confident in my parenting style. When my son was born, I was so overwhelmed with taking care of him and what people would think about me as a mother, sometimes I would forgo following my gut because I was afraid of getting judged. No more of that! I do what needs to be done with the best interest of my children in mind and I don’t really care what anyone else thinks of me for it. I’m not here to be mom of the year according to someone else’s standards, I’m here to parent my children the best I can.
If I could sum up 2017 in a word, it would be metamorphosis. I’ve changed and become a better person. I hope that I’ll continue to change for the better in 2018. Every year, a dear friend of mine has a single word that she hopes will encompass her upcoming year. In the past she’s had words like breathe and transform. I already have a word for my 2018 which I’ll share in my first blog of the new year. If you could sum up your 2017 in a word, what would it be? Comment below.
Hope you have a safe and happy new year! Here’s to 2018 being our best year yet!