Confession time. 2013 wasn’t a great year for me. Yes, my kids have learned and grown; they are healthy and happy (most of the time). My husband and I had many wonderful evenings of play cards or sipping coffee together. My friendships grew and I became closer to several wonderful ladies.
But here’s the thing. I didn’t grow as a person. The depression that I have felt since high school was worse than usual. I took my medicine, but I didn’t seek the help of a counselor. My marriage was strained and my children acted up more than usual. Even though I was providing breakfast, lunch and dinner and reading to them daily, I wasn’t really being their mom. I wasn’t the best version of myself.
But not this year. 2014 is going to be an amazing year. I have adopted the motto of “Living on Purpose.” My list of 2014 goals is quite lengthy. But I have broken each one down into manageable, achievable steps. I plan on becoming the best version of myself, because I’m worth it. My children deserve the best mother I can be. My husband deserves the wife I know I am. But mostly, I’m going to live more fully because I want it. No more skating. Life isn’t going to pass me by.
|Inspiration on my fridge.|