Lessons Learned in 2013

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Happy New Year!!!

Can I just tell you that I am SO excited for the coming year?! Today marks the one year anniversary of releasing my blog for all to see. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done because I displayed my vulnerability for all to see. During this time I’ve not only developed relationships with readers but I’ve also developed a connection with myself. By truly looking inward I’ve learned a few life lessons that will stick with me from now on. I thought I would share them with you as you make your resolutions for tackling the new year ahead.

1. Life is what you make of it. 

Life is all about perspective. If you are too busy looking for ways to validate why you should be able to feel sorry for yourself you miss out on all of those fleeting moments that make life beautiful. Life is like a mosaic, the tiniest most broken moments can come together to make the most beautiful life. You just have to learn how to recognize it.

2. Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goals to enjoy your life.

I’m a very goal driven person and I’ve found that I’m left with an empty sense of purpose once I’ve reached my goal. I’ve discovered that it isn’t really the end result of the goal that I strive for but the road map that goal provides me that I seek the most. It really is all about the adventures you encounter and the things you learn about yourself while you are striving to better yourself that matter the most. So as you march forward, look around you and acknowledge that you may not be perfect in the moment but you are still pretty damn awesome.

3. Don’t be so freakin mean to yourself.

I would never want my girls to talk to themselves the way I talk to myself sometimes. Forgive yourself, love yourself and appreciate all of the complexities that make you YOU.  Life really is about the relationship you have with yourself as you go through life. You can’t live to the fullest if you are too busy pulling yourself down.

So there you have it folks lessons learned from 2013!

And with that I will leave you my new resolution for 2014… BE PRESENT. By that I mean that I will acknowledge where I am in the moment and appreciate it for what it is as I carry forth with all of my goals. I want to be present with my girls, be present with my husband and be present with myself so that I can truly appreciate where I’ve been, where I’m going, and where I am.

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