New Year, The Year Of Me!

Hello New Year!
Hello New Day.
Hello New Week.
Hello New Adventure!


Wow. 2016 is here! Hard to believe how quickly 2015 went by! What a year that was, lots of ups and downs, stressed out times and very happy times!

Right now I am sure most people are still hyped up on their New Years Resolutions, while some people have already given up on them, or changed them completely.

Me? I’m not sure. I go back and forth on the whole “New Years Resolutions” thing. I like to make goals. Making goals gives me some sense of (false) hope that I am actually in charge of the crazy that is my life.

This year, call them resolutions or goals, but this year I want to focus on me. I have never focused on me. My son is going to be 10 this year, and for the past 10 years I have yet to put myself first in anything. Which I in no way regret doing, it is just along the way I seem to have lost myself. I want to find myself this year. I want my voice to be heard. I want my soul to sing again.

My biggest goal for the year is to not feel so much “Mom Guilt”. I’m talking about when I take a bath and I feel guilty for it because I feel like I should be with my kids instead, even though I am a stay at home mom and spend every single day with them. Or when I take time to do something extra with my hair and make-up, I feel like I’m “wasting time” and feel so guilty. I am not actually sure how to accomplish the less guilt thing, so we will just have to see how it goes. Maybe it will lessen with the time as I do more things for myself.

Part of learning to focus on me is to actually carve out time to workout. I love to workout, but I don’t do all the time like I should. For both body and mind I need to do it all the time. For my kids I need to do it, so I can set a good example for them of a healthy life style. I started out with schedule for the month of January.


I admit, this month will be interesting. I hope I can stick to this schedule while still doing all the other things I need to do. I tend to focus really well on one thing, like working out or cleaning the house. Usually one falls behind while I rock with the other. So while above I did state that I want to focus on me this year, I want to do that without my whole house falling apart in the process of it, if possible.

So basically, this year is MY year! Or at least thats the plan! To feel less guilt, to put myself first, and to workout regularly!

What are you hoping to accomplish this year? Did you set any goals, or New Years Resolutions? I would love to hear them!

~ Michelle


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