Soon enough, it’ll be a new year and for many, with that, comes resolutions and a yearning to change something. I can say for myself, I need/want to change a few things. Nope, this year, I’m not making a resolution to lose weight again (for the 100th time). While it is important for me to get back into all my normal clothes, I’m not making it priority number one. It took me 9 months to gain the weight I did being pregnant so why would I be crazy enough to put so much pressure on myself to lose it quickly? It’ll come off.
I really only have one resolution (okay 2).
I need to be present- you know- live in the moment. Yes, it’s cliche and everyone seems to be using that word. But for me, I’ve noticed a change happening already and it’s making me happy. I really noticed it one day while feeding our newborn. As I looked down at him, I noticed everything I had forgotten about having an infant. From the little baby acne to the dry skin on the top of his head and the lovely little gulping sounds sucking down the formula like no one’s business –these are the things I need to remember not the silly tips and tricks from yet another Pinterest article. In that moment, I couldn’t stop staring and taking it all in. It made me turn off the ever blaring TV and just breathe it all in- like really stop and take a deep breath.
Having a toddler makes it all too glaringly clear that life goes by so fast. After all, it was only yesterday my little boy was a baby. And while I enjoyed every minute with him, it’s become almost heart-wrenching to think that this little baby, in no time, will be running around too. While I’m not 100% convinced this is my last go at this baby thing I am taking it that way- just as I had my pregnancy. I think it made me enjoy each moment that much more- the mentality that this may be the last time I do this.
So that’s that. My only resolution. Be present. Put down the phone, Facebook and Instagram, Buzzfeed articles and silly Which Golden Girl Are You quiz (PS: I got Rose). I think by doing this it’ll have somewhat of a snowball effect and will ultimately lead to other joy-filled beautiful moments (like reconnecting with my spouse – which is not easy with a newborn -although having a baby does make you fall in love in love with your spouse all over again, you know in those few and far between moments when you can sit and be alone and remember why it is you ventured into this life together).
I did say I had another resolution. It’s to get organized– paperwork, pictures, closets. Wish me luck!
From my family to yours Have a Happy and Healthy New Year. Thank you to my clients for making 2015 a great year!