Every December 31, we join with friends, family, loved ones and plan a fresh start for the New Year. Lose weight, break bad habits, create good habits, make some sort of change. The trick to all of this is how we feel on January 31.
Like many new mom’s my list is not all that inventive – lose that last 10 lbs of baby weight, eat better, exercise, spend more time on educational pursuits with the kids etc. Its funny though how in this process I seem to have found another resolution for 2013 – to rediscover me.
The past 7 years have been incredible – the arrival of two shorties has made our family a home. We are blessed by these two little ones that amaze us with personality traits so like our own yet personas so clearly unique. Over the past 7 years, my career has grown by leaps and bounds and I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I’ve had in this time – lots of good, some bad but a bucket load of learning. The only concern is that juggling 2 kids, a home and a blossoming career can be a feat! Managing the time for all of this means the things I like to do in my spare time have fallen by the wayside.
Cue the eye roll for all other Mom’s out there. I know, I know – wah wah wah. ALL Mom’s without exception face this no matter what. Life changes after kids, no doubt about it. So this is not a complaint but more a realization of how much simple pleasure I was able to get from a yoga class or a date night on the mountain skiing with my Love.
As laying in reclined mountain pose in said yoga class, it hit me. My demanding career and busy family life is a priority – but making some time for these little things for me can actually make me a better Mom, Manager, Momager.
Revolutionary thinking this is not, I realize. But it is revolutionary for me. So away we go with the intention that the resolutions of 2013 including the most recent addition to the list become the norm.