Over the holiday, Chris’s brother and his family stayed with us for a week and it felt so good hosting family. Their 4 children almost perfectly align in age to our 3 girls, plus they have a little baby–which I held as much as I could while they were here! On New Year’s eve, everyone anonymously wrote down something they wanted to focus on in 2022 and dropped it in a bowl. We read each one and everyone had to guess who said what. Mine? No one guessed it was me.
I said, “I want to have fun every day.” And so far, a week in, I’m nailing it. I’m making it a point to laugh and make time for the things that are fun to me…even if they aren’t fun to others. Fun for me is waking up early. Getting my heart rate up. Don’t rush over eating. Finding quiet moments for creativity. Getting on the go cart when the girls think I never would! A two-player game with Chris after girls go to bed. Watching a show without also doing work. Listening to music while I clean the kitchen instead of putting my head down and just getting it done. It’s finding the joy in the things I’m doing. I’m not rushing this year. I’m not letting things get to me this year. I’m having a really great time doing the most ordinary things and I can’t wait.
What are you focusing on this year?
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