Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Music Fridays



I've always liked what I've heard from San Fermin. Their latest song, Open, makes for a great soundtrack on this snowy Friday in Virginia.

2017's Word


I keep coming back to the word ACCEPT.

Being a new mom is all about change and adapting to it. My days consist of providing these babies with the basic necessities - warmth, food, love. Priorities have shifted drastically and it's no longer about what I need. If I can find time to nap - great! Shower? Even better. An exercise class? Ok, let's not get too crazy.

I'm learning to accept these changes and be ok with what productivity looks like now. I still have to-do lists, but I'd like to try setting expectations (and accept!) that those tasks might not get done right away. This mindset is and will be very, very hard for my Type A personality. I like to get things done. And fast.

I love these girls with all my heart and want to be as present as I can when I'm with them. I think focusing on accepting this new normal will help with that.

Hope your new year is off to a great start!

Monday, January 2, 2017

A New Year's Blessing

Full disclosure: I poached this blessing off the beautiful site, Homesong. Her site is a breath of fresh air.  Again, Happy New Year!

Beannacht: A Blessing for the New Year

“On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.

And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The grey window
And the ghost of loss
Gets in to you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green,
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the currach of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.”

-John O'Donohue

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Bookmarked


+ Yoga for Everyone (that means you!)

+ Tonight's dinner

+ January's read

+ A sweet song

+ I had forgotten about this blog until recently. A great one for resolution brainstorming!

+ Loved what my good friend had to say about the new year

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017


A friend said it perfectly - I'm a 2% New Year's Eve kind of person and a 98% New Year's Day kind of person. I've always loved starting over. The first of the year allows me to reassess, begin again, make new goals, and restore lost hope.

I've written and rewritten some resolution ideas for 2017 at least a dozen times now. While I can always use more patience and less technology in my life, I also like to choose a word that acts as a theme or mantra for the year. I'm still fine tuning it all in my head, so hang tight! And if you feel so inclined, please share your ideas, resolutions, or words for 2017. I enjoy hearing what others wish to change or take on. It usually helps me shape my own goals.

Ok y'all, I'm off to bed - a whopping 3 hours before the clock strikes midnight. See you back here next year!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Being A Good Listener



New Year's resolution inspiration right here!