My sweet baby girl who is somehow already two months old is sleeping on my chest while I type. John Mayer is playing in the background (of course) and it’s a gloomy, overcast day here in the harbor (also of course). I have been wonderfully distracted from life in general with the arrival of our Gracelyn. Hadn’t been feeling inspired or the desire to write on here… but today I felt it. I did some watercolor painting recently t and that may have brought some creative juices back to life.
So I thought I’d say hello and happy New Year! I looove new years and new months because it’s a great time to reset and reflect on what’s working, what’s not, and how you want to grow. A lot of people do a word for the year, but I couldn’t choose just one so I have decided on three focus words for 2019: PRESENT, POSITIVE, & PATIENT.
We’re starting to get into a routine over here (me and baby girl) and I’m assessing how I spend my time and what kind of woman and mama I hope to grow into this year. I know I am someone who can get anxious from thinking/worrying/planning for the future. I can get a negative attitude and be snappy to the people who unconditionally love me most (husband and parents especially). Life is challenging, messy, loud, and doesn’t always go according to plan but in the midst of that I hope to grow more into a woman with a positive and patient outlook on life, trusting in God’s master plan.
As Gracie grows up I want her to be able to know that her mom was there. Not I was in the room but while you were playing I was cleaning and organizing your toys kind of there. It can be so easy to let other things take over instead of being intentional with your baby or other relationships in life. When Gracie is awake and being so cute or sleeping and being equally as cute, screw anything on my “to do” list or watching TV instead of her. Laundry or whatever can wait! Being present with the people who mean the most to me will always be the best choice to make. I am excited to see the good unfold this year from focusing on these words!
What is your word(s) for 2019? What areas of life do you want to grow?