I’m typically not into the whole “making New Year’s Resolutions” thing.
But this year, I felt a little differently about it.
Today, as I write this, I’m almost one month postpartum and yea, there are a few resolutions I could make.
My resolution could be to lose these last 10ish pounds of baby weight that I put on.
It could also be to start eating healthier and clean my house a lot more often – God knows I can’t live in this hot mess forever.
But neither one of those things are really what I’ll be focusing on this year.
If they happen, hey! That’s great.
But my real resolution this year will be to slow down and be more in the moment.
As a blogger and content creator, I struggle with this.
If you’re a blogger too, then I’m sure you can relate.
I want to capture everything I do.
I want to take photos of ALL THE THINGS.
Wait, can you do that again so I can boomerang it?
The struggle to constantly have content to post is real.
Then there’s the constant multitasking.
I can’t even watch tv anymore without checking my phone every 2 minutes.
Yes, every two minutes.
That’s a problem. I admit it.
Now that Riley’s in our lives, I’ll be working on finding a better balance.
Because yes, I want to document all these amazing moments with her.
I want to have photos and videos to look back on when I want to relive the absolute best moments of my life.
But at the same time, I want to be present for them.
I want to laugh with her and cuddle with her and enjoy those lazy mornings in bed with both her and Joe and I don’t want to miss any of them because I’m reaching for my camera or my phone.
So that’s what I’ll be focusing on this year.
Slowing down and being present.
This past year has been so absolutely chaotic and hectic and I’ve been moving five thousand miles per minute.
Working, blogging, getting ready for the baby.
But now it’s time to enjoy her.
And if I can still find some time to work on my side hustle, then that’s great.
It’s the thing that allows me to make some extra income so that I’m able to stay home with her and make these memories.
But I don’t have to work so damn hard ALL THE TIME.
I’m learning that.
If I’m smarter about how I spend my time, I can be more efficient when it comes to my work.
And that’ll give me more time with my baby girl.
So here’s to a year that’s spent more in the moment and less on my phone.
Here’s to a year of making memories that I’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Here’s to playing and laughing and not doing five million things at once.
To enjoying the good life, exactly how I want to.
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