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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A New Year to Remember

Happy New Year!!

I cannot believe it's 2017.

I don't know about you, but I had an amazing 2016. My life was forever changed and became so much better. I have accomplished much more than I thought I ever could.

With every passing year, we tend to expect more and more out of ourselves. Naturally, life happens and some of our goals and hopes tend to go by the wayside.

So thats why this year is going to be different. I have one goal: To be the best version of myself. 

As a nurse, I see mortality every shift, and it can make you really re-evaluate how you live. I'm really done with putting stipulations on myself and striving to do things that might not happen. I want to be satisfied with this year and every year, because life is way to short not to.

I plan to eat better for my health, to be more active to keep up with Allie, to be less stressed, to be an example for my children, but most of all to be better to myself, mentally.

Less stress = more years in our lives.

We don't know it, but the voice inside our head tells a lot of things and really can dictate how we live.   When you have a kid, they see everything you do. Everything. Even now at 7.5 months old.

I am extremely hard on myself, as most women are, about how we look. After having a child, everything changes. And I mean EVERYTHING.

I am the same weight I was before I was pregnant, however, I carry my weight in some of the weirdest places and my hips are a smidge wider. My clothes fit a little different, but mostly I look at my body very differently.

I am so proud of what my body has done. I birthed a healthy child.  I have nothing to be ashamed of.

The voice inside my head can often tell me a different story. That's what I need to change.

I just think of the voice Allie will hear in her head someday, and I want it to be a good, encouraging voice that tells her all the amazing things she can do, not what she can't.

Here's to an amazing year ahead of us, Let's do some amazing things.

Until next time!