My final theme for the year is GROW. I’ve written so much about what I’ve learned from growing a garden. I anticipate continuing to learn more from that. I also know that this year will mostly deal with adjusting to our growing family as we add another kid and experience some growing pains in our pretty small home. I know that SO MUCH can change the second this baby gets here and that my priorities will shift. I’m trying to at least brainstorm some topics ahead of time because I know those first few weeks are going to be a blur and writing will be off the table.
I am also constantly amazed but what I am learning from watching my kids grow- not just from baby to toddler but each year, especially since starting school and watching their curiosity and awareness grow exponentially. So I hope to write about some of those moments and lessons.
Finally, I feel confident that what I have started to value more than perfection is growth. Many of my goals that started out strong last year necessarily took a step back when my pregnancy shifted our priorities. My physical health, our finances/savings, some career focus and momentum that was building, etc. were all
changed by months of illness and change. There have been times I felt pretty discouraged by this, I felt like I was going backward and all that hard work I’d done the first part of the year was wasted and slipping away. I know when I pause to really think about the big picture that the work was not wasted at all, but prepared me for what I’ll need as I recover from pregnancy and those challenging postpartum days and as I become a mom of three and pray about what’s next. I am trying to reframe my thinking around the areas that “slipped”- and to instead look at these areas as places for lots of growth this year.
So there you go! I’m hoping, depending on how “with it” I feel after those newborn days, to include a few monthly themes as well, but I’m going to play that by ear…
Here’s to 2020, year of Gs and hopefully a lot of beautiful growth.