I'm normally not really into New Year's. My patience is always thinner than my waistline and resolutions typically fall by the wayside, but this year I've been really looking forward to the fresh start of a new year.
2014 was wonderfully and completely life changing. But I noticed that a few times the past couple months as I'd been reminiscing, Matt had to correct me that some of those fun memories happened two years ago. Oops! Apparently gaining a child means losing your memory.
As eventful as 2014 was, it was a total blur. I spent most of January with my feet elevated trying to reduce the pregnancy-induced swelling, and a good portion of February in the hospital and on a couch with my pain meds schedule written out in a little Steno notebook by my side as I recovered from a C-section. I struggled with baby blues and losing a sense of who I was as I adjusted to gaining a new identity as a mother. (Heck, I'm still trying to figure that part out.)
The last week of my maternity leave I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a job opportunity I couldn't pass up. It was an answer to my prayers. I figured I had nothing to lose by applying--but so much to gain if it panned out. And it did! I started a new, fulfilling job in April and I have to pinch myself every so often because I love being able to work with film photography and creative, down-to-earth people. It hardly feels like work!
(More has happened in between then and now, but honestly, I worry to write them down in case they happened two years ago ;) I'll have to check with Matt first.)
I've been trying to juggle all that life has become, and I'm trying not to beat myself up over the fact that most days I feel like I'm barely scratching the surface of what needs to be accomplished. I'm excited for a fresh start and a time to set goals to help me prioritize what's most important.
Expect exciting things and lots of growth this year from me. It's going to be a great year! I can feel it.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R!
*** Also, the photo above is from a maternity session from my visit to Kansas City over Christmas. Get excited to see more in the upcoming weeks!