I’m kicking 2017 in the can and stomping all over it. It has been a year with some peaks more mostly deep deep valleys. I’m struggling with a lot of inner turmoil in my head and mentally I need to tune it in the right direction. Exercising has helped with my physical strength, and mind and eating a lot cleaner than I have in the past. I am allowing myself more self care and figuring out what the self care looks like.
The kidlets and I spent the last day of 2017 outdoors at the beach with their friends. It was cold but a sunny one in the pacific northwest. We also spent time chasing after the glorious moon trying to capture it all.
I love that they let me indulge in my weak attempt to capture this beautiful moon.
Here are my hopes for the kids for this year:
- To help understand that working hard will be reap more benefits
- Swim proficiently
- Get stronger
- Being kind
- Love learning
I am working on self care this year. I spent the better part of 2017 in a really deep valley for a number of reasons. I know I need to work on self and to let go and leave it in Jesus’ hands. It’s not that easy but I started with some simple steps. Exercise regularly, go to therapy, give myself a break and spend time alone, have more intentional time with family and friends and not spread myself thin. Get rid of toxic things in my life.
Here was the view from at the beginning of 2018:
Total glare but what a sunrise and a view of Mt. Rainier. It was glorious. I am starting to appreciate these little snippets of life.
I keep saying this but I will try and regularly blog because I am wanting to share project I’m working on, things I cook and so forth. So let’s start 2018 on good solid footing.