Posted: Jan 06 2015
Every year on the first of January my husband and I talk about our resolutions for the upcoming year. Usually these conversations take several hours and include minutia details on how to exercise more, healthy dinner plans, the best way to get organized and suggestions on how to spend less time working and more time with family. This year we didn’t have the liberty of time (you’ll soon find out why), so he asked me to distill my resolutions into one word. My response?
In September 2014 we welcomed our baby boy Kyson into our family and since then our life has been a whirlwind of late night feeds, dirty diapers, morning cuddles and more joy and anxiety than we’ve ever felt before. Kyson entered our lives and suddenly he became the center of our lives. A newborn takes up so much time that there just doesn’t seem to be any leftover for coffee with friends, a weekend yoga retreat or lazy afternoons with my favorite novel. Thus, my new year resolution.
It’s going to be really hard to not pour everything into our little one but I know that in order to be happy there has to be equilibrium in my life. I may not be able to go for a yoga retreat but I can still keep healthy taking Kyson for daily walks in the park. And although I can no longer spend hours engrossed in the latest novel, I can set aside half an hour each evening to read over a glass of wine.
If you had to distill your 2015 resolutions into one word what would it be?