I normally do this post as my first post back from the year! It’s actually pretty on brand for my year that it’s a little late. I didn’t want to skip it though as I love reflecting back on these posts throughout the year to see how I’m doing.
Let’s start with a reflection on how I did in 2023… My intention for the year was to have an abundance mindset. I think more than anything, I was humbled in 2023. It was a hard year personally and I really spent most of the year trying to put one foot in front of the other in terms of surviving. Ultimately, that may be the epitome of not needing more when you’re just focused on getting through the day. While I may not have been able to focus on an abundance mindset throughout the year, I absolutely ended the year knowing, solidly, that I had everything I needed and that was more than enough.
Now… my intention for 2024… Honestly, I’m not sure. I’m going into this year with an open mind and an open heart. I actually don’t want to put any pressure on myself this year because we’re going to have such a big shift in our family with a new baby in February. I know that I can’t control everything and that a huge part of parenting is just surrendering to the role. I don’t know what the year will hold in a lot of ways (how the transition from one to two will go, how Jack will react, how our family dynamics with shift, how my work flow will be affected) but I do know it’s going to be filled with a lot of love and growth.
Already having one child, I do know just how fast time flies. (When people say it goes fast, you really can’t even begin to imagine how fast. I feel like I was just getting ready to have Jack a blink ago!) I think I’m going into 2024 already waving a white flag just to say that I’m ready to take things on, as they come, when they come, in whatever capacity they come.