Wow! I can’t believe another year has come and gone and while I personally don’t always enjoy getting older, this year has really changed me for the better. A few years ago I began sharing a few things of what I learned over the years but this year I wanted to reflect on what I would consider one of my biggest years to date. 32 was truly a huge milestone but professionally, mentally, and physically and here’s why.
Focusing More On My Blog
While this has been a huge year for me professionally, I took the leap a year ago to focus full time on connecting and growing this little blog of mine. I’ve never been more nervous, scared or unsure of what would happen and of course every tear, anger and highlight keeps me anxious for more, excited for what’s to come and learning more from you all every day. I always shared I was nervous to take this on full time because I never wanted it to seem like a true job, as it’s always been a true passion, but so far, it’s been a blast. I’ve been able to attend some incredible events, work with top brands I never thought possible and really make a name for myself slowly but surely. Blogging ins’t for everyone and I say that as my skin tends to get thicker every day. I also couldn’t do it with all of you, your support and your encouragement.
Being A Work-At-Home Mom
I’ve shared several times why I didn’t think I was the Stay At Home type of person. In truth, I’m a huge work-a-holic and tend to barricade myself with deadlines, e-mails and thrive on content, creating and looking to the next best thing. I’m still learning to balance being home with my son full time ( he’ll be going to daycare next month and I’m sure he’s super excited for it ), running this business, freelance writing, 500 loads of laundry, meal prepping and more. This past year has taught be me to have grace, work smarter and prioritize myself. It’s ok to say no. It’s ok not to not take a project just because a small payment is there. It’s ok to wait for the big client, to know your worth and to keep going for your family.
If anything hit me harder this past year , it was finally putting my self care first for once. Training for the Warrior Dash the last 6 months not only encouraged me to finally know I CAN work out/ strength train and feel the best I’ve ever felt. Not only that, getting up earlier to get it done has made me feel incredible. YOU all have also helped me push myself, encouraged me to keep hitting my goals and continued to support me through tough runs, introduced me to new work outs and kept me accountable for days where I didn’t feel I could get it done.
It’s been such a whirlwind of a year and there is still so much more to come! Ireland in September, birthday and weddings to celebrate good friends and some amazing content that’ll you’ll love. I can’t wait to see what 33 will hold. Thanks for coming along for the ride.