We are literally a day or so away from a brand new year… I can’t say I’m ready (but I kind of am). 2017 was interesting to say the least. It brought lots of clarity, frustrations, challenges, and yet an immense amount of growth and appreciation I haven’t had in years past. Reflection is always welcomed, but I hope that it propels me to really taking on whatever 2018 has for me.
I look at my Best Nine (which is completely determined by what others thought were the best moments haha), and I see a lot of joy. Not just because we’re smiling or photo ready either. I see it in the faces of my kids who have blossomed tremendously in who they are this year. I see it with the coming of another baby, which I expected/didn’t expect the timing again deal…and I feel it. 2017 was not my best friend, but it was very friendly to me.
This is my personal recap of the year:
- Mike and I grew incredibly close this year in trusting one another and as friends. We learned to speak on deeper levels and work with not against each other.
- Kai has caused me to listen to understand rather than be understood. He is an intricate blend of sensitive, fierce, and love – so so much love. He requires and ultimately deserves my best, and he reminds me constantly.
- Titus is taking life by the horns and not letting go. He backs down for no one and I’m okay with that…now how to refine that is the journey I think we will forever be on haha.
- Finally for me I’ve read a lot…opened myself up more and stepped back simultaneously in a new dance of vulnerability. Allowing breaks when needed and new boundaries when necessary. Apologizing less and saying thank you more. Acknowledging my shortcomings as not horrible, but either areas of growth or acceptance…
I hold very few expectations for 2018 except for more clarity and much more living my best life without holding back. So here’s to a new year and more joy!