Welcome 2015

Jan 1, 2015

Well, another year has come and gone.. and I figured since I didn't post much this past year maybe I should fill some of you in with this;

2014
Things I loved...
Wow, where do I begin. We had so many new experiences this year! This year was totally about family.. from expanding ours and spending 4 solid weeks in a camper together, to moving out to the family farm. We did many things I loved.. some of them are; announcing our pregnancy in February and getting a call from hubby's parents in mexico when they got the message, going to the demolition derby, buying the camper and then camping, swimming lessons, taking two weeks off work to be there for Maddox's swimming lessons, participating in a 3km marathon while 8 months pregnant, cheering on a friend running a 3km marathon with her 4 year old son on my due date, welcoming our baby girl Maely on Oct 5 and moving out to the farm in December and hosting my very first Christmas supper!

Things I am thankful for...
I am so thankful for great friends and family this year. Without them I would have been a complete disaster the last three months of the year! Between going on mat leave, having a baby, buying a farm, moving to the farm.. I would have lost my marbles somewhere had I not had an amazing support system. Thank you to all the amazing people in my life!

I am thankful for our amazing health care system, and my nurses during my labor with Maely. I was so sure I was not going to be able to handle it without anything for pain but because they were so awesome we did great! I am also thankful for my Dr who left a conference early to come deliver my babe!

Favourite Memory...
My favourite memory this year was welcoming Maely into our lives. She was almost a week overdue and I was so tired of being pregnant I almost jumped for joy when I finally went into labor on a Friday night! She was born that Sunday at 3 in the afternoon. Yes it was a long labor, but it never got to the point where I was in too much pain until the very last 10 minutes.

Greatest Lesson Learned...
Another labor memory... I learned that I am strong and can do almost anything. I gave birth with no pain medication except gas at the very end. If I set my mind to something and concentrate I can do it. I am strong!

Hardest Thing...
I really struggled this year with feeling like I was enough. I always felt like I needed to do more, to prove more, to be more than I am. I wanted to be someone bigger and better. This was good and bad for me. I feel like because of this I did put myself out there more and have overcome my shyness in groups and really feel accepted in our small community. But I also feel like it wore me out.. like I did to much and didn't say "no" when I should have. When I needed down time I was usually working on something for someone and I need to learn to say "no" and take care of myself.

Best Thing...
The best thing this year is that I feel like I have overcome my shyness and feel accepted in our small community. I feel like people look at me now and see who I really am.. not just this shy girl that lives here.

Looking forward to this year


Things I want to do...
This year I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to start each day with goals, eat more real food and drink more water and tea. I want to hug the ones I love, start exercising and stick to it. I want to run a 10km marathon and participate in a muddy donkey run. I want to shop for quality not quantity when it comes to clothes. I'm tired of filling my closet full of cheap clothes that don't stand up to more than 5 washes! I want to find the best in others and show the best in me and what I am.

Things I want to get better at...
I want to get better and communicating, especially when it comes to my feelings. I want to pick up the phone and visit with friends and family. I want to get better at spending time with my husband. We lack downtime together, even if its just finding a tv show we can get into together.

Things I am looking forward to...
I am really looking forward to having this summer off and being able to go camping. We are thinking of taking a week or two long trip to do a tour of saskatchewan and alberta to visit friends and family we don't get to see very often. I am really looking forward to getting back into shape as well and feeling great!

And so there you have it!

A lot can happen in a year, today is page 1 of a 365 page novel.. write it!

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