If I am to be honest, there are many things in my life that are challenging right now. Being a parent tests my strength (both mentally and physically every day) and at the end of (nearly) every day I sit in some dizzying fog where my ears ring in the sudden quietness of the house. And I wonder. How do I it? Mothering. Working. Creating. Nurturing. Loving. Living. I think it's a question that every mom asks at some point. Or every day. Or every hour. Or every minute. I don't have any answers (I rarely do really, a student of journalism always has the questions). But, I do know that I can shape how I live my life. Here are a few things I'm going to keep in mind for 2014.
Stress Less I say this every year, but really: This is the stress-free year.
Be Present I spend too much time thinking about the past and the future.
Work Hard But Know When To Quit This is a tough one for me because I'm a perfectionist, but I think it's really important, especially as a mom.
Kiss Baby's Leg Rolls Seriously. Because I'm going to blink and those chubby little baby legs are going to belong to a teenager.
So my mantra for this year is Vivre La Vie. My life to live.
Do you have a new mantra for 2014? I'd love to hear.
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