Hello 2019! Whether you were ready to say goodbye to 2018 or not, we’re here and it’s the first day of the new year. I’m currently enjoying a nice cup of hazelnut coffee on my couch with my husband and westie. The door is open because it’s a surprisingly “warm” day for new year standards in Connecticut (55 degrees; might as well be summer!).
I’ve finally had time to gather my thoughts and put into words what I hope for 2019. I must admit some years this comes super easy for me and other times I don’t have my ish together until February. This year it’s pretty obvious where my focus and energy is flowing; my baby girl. But beyond her, there are other major life changes on the horizon for my husband and I. We have some pretty big shifts coming and because of that, my power word for 2019 is peace. For those who have never heard of a power word or word of the year, it’s simply one word/feeling/idea you value and wish to zero in on. It’s like an affirmation and can sometimes be less overwhelming than resolutions. You can even do a quote, song lyric, a phrase, whatever you need to help navigate you through the new year. If you’re curious, you can check out my two power words of 2018 here.
What I’m Wearing
I definitely chuckled a bit when I settled on my power word because I dare say most people do not describe the first year of parenthood as full of peace but that’s exactly why I’m making it a focus now to center my actions and decisions around this power word. I’m going to need major PEACE of mind that we are doing what’s best for her and personal peace that I am enough. I need to feel positive, peaceful energy from the people I decide to bring around her and find peace when our world will feel so off-balance for a bit. Am I becoming zen queen over here? No. But this self-awareness feels so important for me to have as we enter the most beautiful and toughest time of our lives.
In direct correlation with my power word are my intentions for 2019. Call them resolutions, dreams, hopes, aspirations, wishes, goals, whatever you want, ultimately they’re all the same and have the underlying motivation to have you do and be better. These are my intentions for the new year:
Welcome our baby girl into our family who’s waiting very anxiously and excitedly to meet her.
Accept that I will not be the perfect mother. I cannot be the perfect mother but I will try to be the best for my daughter. That’s all I can do.
Love myself and continue on my journey of self-acceptance and development.
Continue to work on my business and follow my gut before anything or anyone else.
Put my husband and me first. Maybe this isn’t a popular thing to say since our world will revolve around our baby girl soon but that’s exactly why this is a priority. We’re the foundation and she is the house.
Give myself major grace when it comes to my post-baby body. Don’t get caught up in trying to look a certain way or lose “x” amount of weight right away. Let my body be and slowly get back into my jeans I miss so much. Guys, I am SO done with skirts & dresses for a bit.
I would love to hear your power word for 2019 and if you’re setting intentions or resolutions for the new year, what some of those are? It’s one of my favorite things to read because it can really help inspire or motivate you to think differently on your own journey.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy first day of 2019! You’re going to kill it!