New Year, New Path
The year is coming to a close and I’m excited for what the New Year has in store for me. See, 2018 was a challenge since most of this year I’ve been going through a separation. At first, I didn’t feel the need to make an announcement, but after almost a year into co-parenting, I’m healed up enough to share the news.
Initially after the split, I attempted to “be ok” in pure perfectionist fashion. I thought I could just jump back into work, handle mom duties, blogging, all while processing through all of those raw emotions and I ended up overwhelmed and stretched too thin. All of the stress I was feeling began to trickle down and spread into my home and also affect my health. When I saw “The Stress Effect” it was a huge wakeup call to change my approach and surrender to the idea that it’s ok to “not be ok”.
After saying bye bye to the self imposed pressure to have it all together, I took some time to take care of my mind, heart and soul. I began therapy, learned how to meditate, took fun dance and cooking classes, carved out quality time with the kids and spent time hanging out with loved ones who have the ability to make me laugh when I needed it the most. The criteria for my activities were happiness or healing. If something came up in the schedule that gave me stress I made a point to avoid it. That even meant dropping some of the kids activities and not saying yes to every birthday party invitation that came our way to get some precious “me time” back. I finally learned how to slow down and prioritize my well being. Learning to shift gears from overwhelmed & busy to mindful and balanced was essential for true healing to begin.
As I’m settling into this new path, I’m evolving and becoming a better version of myself everyday.
I look forward to getting back to blogging as it gives me so much joy sharing my adventures in #momlife with you!
Happy New Year & Cheers to New Beginnings!