I was going to talk about how crazy the holidays were with our two under two but as I sat here thinking about what to write, I realized I shouldn’t be complaining. Yes, it was chaotic but we are so overly blessed to be surrounded by so much family and friends, and you know what? It wasn’t so bad.
Yes, we are all still exhausted, and sick with colds but my children were spoiled rotten and I kind of miss spending so much time with everybody.
The only thing I’m sad about is not taking enough pictures and not getting the crafts I wanted done. I forgot about a few Christmas outfits I bought for the kids, and then forgot to do their New Years pictures as well but I guess there’s always next year right?
At least I got a few of their matching outfits!
Since I felt like 2018 passed in a whirlwind, I’m hoping to enjoy 2019 a little more and make it count.
I’ve been seeing everywhere people talking about GROWING this year instead of CHANGING, and I just love that so much. I like who I am, but there’s always room for improvement.
So, therefore, my first resolution for 2019 is to learn how to manage my time. I spend too much of it mindlessly on my phone or watching Paw Patrol. I want to make time to do activities with my babies. To get on the floor and play with them. I want to make time to spend more time with the people I care about. To reach out to the people who I haven’t spoken to in awhile. To have play dates. And coffee dates. I need to get out of this hermit hole I’ve been living in for the past two years.
My next resolution may seem like a silly one but during the past little awhile as people came and went, I came to the realization that I’ve already lost my sense of self. I know it’s common when you become a parent but I didn’t think it would happen this fast. It really bothered me when people would talk about their lives, their hobbies and so forth when all I could think about was my babies. I have nothing else to talk about. I’m so in this little world of mine that I don’t know what the trendy songs are, what movies are out in theatres or even the latest scandal.
So I want to focus more on the little things. Today I put on the radio instead of listening to the same 10 songs on my Spotify playlist. I forgot how happy it made me to sing along to those songs. I then proceeded to take a long walk in the snow. It was so beautiful and gave me some much needed time with my sister.
This year I want to learn a new hobby. And focus on blogging. I want to go on trips and make memories. I want to focus on my skincare, and get my lashes done again. I want to feel like someone other than just another stay at home mom. So I’ll have something to talk about next time someone asks what I’ve been up to.
I feel like I’m putting a lot of pressure on 2019, but if I take it one step at a time, anything is possible! And if not, well there’s always next year.
What are some of your favourite time management skills? I need all the help I can get!