Hey there 2018! It is so nice to see you. That 2017 was a bitch and I am so glad I don’t have to play with her anymore!
Anyone else feel the same way?
I have been reflecting on the past year and honestly, cannot think of many exciting, special, memorable moments. There were no vacations, no milestones reached, no special events. There was just work, stress and injuries for me, which impacted my family tremendously.
In June I injured my back doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and needed to go to rehab and have a cortisone injection. After finally feeling better from that, in early November I slipped and fell severely breaking my ankle.
When I do something though, I do it right! Not only was the ankle broken, but it required surgery which turned out to be more invasive than the surgeon had expected. Not only was the ankle broken, but everything was torn and damaged and needed to be repaired. Because of the extent of the damage, I have been out of work to heal. I am healing slowly, but still unable to walk and still need to keep my leg elevated. Good times. It did make Christmas a bit more difficult and as Nina has told me, her social life has also been deeply affected by my inconsideration.
She’s eleven. The jury’s out if she’ll make it to twelve.
Who doesn’t love a new start?
Do you make resolutions? I always do! NYE is my favorite day of the year. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I love the excitement that a new year brings. It’s like the slate is wiped clean and you get to start from scratch.
I always have big dreams, great expectations and big plans for a new me, with a happy, healthy family, a clean and organized house, spending time with people I love, eating delicious food, and of course I have a smoking hot body. Duh.
But I never do anything about it. I just dream about it. It’s all way too overwhelming. But I make it overwhelming. I overthink things and then never actually getting around to doing any of them.
So this year, I’m starting my year without thinking, just doing. What I do may not be perfect, but done is better than perfect. That’s my new motto. Well, one of them anyway.
One of my friends made a comment to me about the blog. I was a little offended at first, but it was probably the best thing I ever could have heard. She said “I don’t understand your site. Is it food, is it stories, what is it?”
So, after cursing her and her whole family, I stopped and did a whole lot of soul searching. After a long time, I think I’ve finally found it. It came to me that I am not the only mom out there who struggles with a whole lot of things that happen as we get older.
Parenting teens, health problems, aging parents, work. It’s a lot to deal with.
Do any of you moms out there feel like you’ve lost yourself? You go to work and you mom so hard, but you’re just going through the motions? Like you’re just there, but not present?
Well if you do, You’re Home! I’m here for you.
Welcome 2018! I am so excited to make this the best year yet! And I am even more excited to share it with you!