It's officially the new year and I am pumped. 2016 was a rollercoaster for me and helped me realize that I really pushed myself and my blog to the side. Being a mother/stepmother is important but putting myself first is crucial to my success and emotional stability. My word for 2016 was GROW but honestly, I failed. So I thought long and hard about my word for 2017 and I came up with THRIVE!
Definition of thrive: to prosper or flourish
This is the motivation I need to come out of the mess that was 2016. I focused on being a super mom and not on me or my work. I suffered emotionally and my family suffered financially. I can't let this happen in 2017! I come first and this was hard for me to grasp. The more I thought about it, the more sense it made. If I struggle, I can't focus on caring for anyone else. My kids are older, they do not need me around them 24/7. It is not wrong to take time for myself and to care for myself.
There, I threw it out into the universe! For 2017, I plan on thriving! I have taken the first steps: I locked myself in my room and am blogging (something I haven't purposely done in months). I am also planning on going for a walk. I spent the last two days purging and cleaning my home! I ironed all our clothes so we look sharp! I'm motivated people!!
Expect a lot from me in 2017. I am planning and making a big effort in getting my life together. I deserve more out of life and so does my family! Besides, I have a wedding and honeymoon to pay for!!!
2017 is my year!!!