It’s been a hot minute since I last blogged.

Like most of you reading this can probably relate; life got busy. I’ve learned this motherhood/family/adult/wife/friend life is full of unexpected twists and turns.  I’m working on trying to enjoy this ride more than stressing over it, but of course, I’m a work in progress.

Does anyone else feel the holiday breaks from school are like a double-edged sword?!

It’s so nice to get a break from the everyday scheduling and the hustle and bustle of life.  Not waking up to an alarm or to the sounds of groggy kids who just want to sleep a little longer is a blessing!  I loved these mornings.  My favorite part of break, besides having the husband home, was staying in our pajamas all day.  (Can someone explain to me how I STILL had a ton of laundry to do?!?  Do the clothes just jump off the hangers into the bins?)

Sadly, like all good things, breaks have to come to an end.  (Don’t get me wrong, I was ready for school and the separation of the children from each other for part of the day.)

When this happens, it seems that all things that used to be easy become painfully hard.

This kids suddenly forget how to eat breakfast is under an hour.  The lunches seem to become impossible to pack.  The rush to make it out the door and to the bus stop becomes frantic.  Why?!?  What changed?!?

Besides the getting back to normal life, it’s also a new year.

I’ve learned over the years that New Years Resolutions are not for me.  I don’t need another thing to set me up for failure.  So what if I can’t go to the gym fives days a week, or that I still need my Starbucks fix?!  Why make myself feel bad about this?  No thanks!

Instead of a “resolution,” I like to focus on a positive mental attitude going into the next year.  This year I have decided to try and see the good in things more and to limit my exposure to negativity.  I don’t need anything else bringing me down, I have plenty on my plate already.

Who knows what will come of 2019?

I’m hoping it will be a year of change and of answers for me.  Is anyone else in this boat?  There is a lot going on right now, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it all.  This blog is my therapy some days, and I hope everyone reading this has their own outlet too.

Cheers to a new year and to new adventures and attitudes.