Being totally real here… I’ve started this post a few times. My first draft pretty much said how bad 2013 sucked. The second draft stated that although 2013 sucked, there were a few good moments. And the more I thought about 2013 the better it became in my head.
I’m a pretty positive person. It’s hard for me not to be happy. Losing your sister does indeed suck, but going through an experience like that has made me such a better person. At least in my opinion. I see life so differently now. And I’m not just saying I do. I truly have a new outlook on life.
Looking in to 2014 I can’t help but be excited. I have so much to look forward to! We have birthday parties to plan and vacations to go on. This house that I’ve been in for just over a year will finally get the attention that it deserves. I have rooms to decorate and a long list of items to complete. I will be able to focus more on growing our business versus just trying to keep caught up. I might even have time to blog more! ;)
2013 wasn’t all bad. It’s just that the bad kinda trumped all the good when I looked at the year as a whole. We did so many fun things and while I did enjoy myself, my sister’s health was constantly on my mind.
My goal for 2014 is to be present. Whether I am giving the girls a bath or having dinner at the table at night, I want to be all there. I want my girls to know just how important they are to me not by what I am buying them or the trips we take them on, but by how I listen to them. Or the time we spend together doing our crafts or reading books. I want to be all there for them so when they look back at their childhood they remember the mom that played with them and not the mom who’s mind was always elsewhere and couldn’t finish a conversation with them.
So here’s to 2014! I hope you will read many posts about birthday parties, vacations, home renovations, and weekend reviews filled with fun things I’ve done with the girls. Cheers!