Oh wait, it’s Two Oh One Eight?!?!

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Did the end of the year sneak up on anyone else? Happy New Year!

I might have told you before, but I’m one of those people who love New Year’s Eve/Day. I use it to take a bit more time to think through what I’ve done and what I’d like to do. This year feels more challenging with a toddler, an infant coming soon and navigating a new city. How do I push forward, but still acknowledge the personal struggle? And how in the world do you find that godforsaken balance everyone keeps talking about?

2017 was so emotionally charged. It was a year I slowed down and felt everything – how hard it was to be a new mom (both working and then being at home), recovering from the stress of my partner’s second life-saving liver transplant and finding my way through the massiveness of LA while pregnant.

So for 2018, I am committed to finding a bit more balance. My short checklist above may seem contradictory, but I’m reminding myself to: Be Grateful for this life, Be Selfish and take care of myself first (or even second) and Stay Focused on what’s important right now and on my big long-term goals (instead of that short-term panic that I’m not moving forward). Oh, and a sleeping baby would be really awesome too!

In an effort to start now – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all my friends that called, texted, wrote (well you get the idea) – I may not have always responded, but I needed that love a lot.

 

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