How I Really Feel About New Years

Monday, January 4, 2016

I have spent approximately zero hours planning, making resolutions, or motivating myself for the New Year.

I am actually shocked I stayed awake until midnight on New Years.

I have taken zero pretty photos, spent less time on social media than usual, and haven't started writing any of the 15 blog posts I have scheduled in my planner.

I crossed one thing off of my growing to-do list this weekend: take our Christmas decorations down. I'm sad to see the house more empty yet I feel liberated reclaiming that space. Plus that's 347 less things to worry about Rowan ingesting.

I haven't thought for a second about the fact that I'm 4 days from celebrating my last year in my 20's or freaking out because my baby is almost one.

Instead... I'm living.


This weekend I soaked up every single ounce of time with my little family. I didn't pull out my big girl camera, but I did take a shitload of super high quality iPhone videos of my husband chasing my son around the house. Those giggles, squeals, and smiles could not have been accurately captured via a pretty photo. And they were what I needed after an emotional holiday, to say the least.

I'm eating all of the carbs and donuts I want.

I sat on the couch and binge watched The Affair instead of cleaning and organizing our house. 

And I feel pretty jazzed about it.

If any of you are with me on the "no resolution/living in the moment" thing, then I'm raising my coffee (or glass of wine, depending on the time of day/behavior of my wild child) to you.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years! I promise this space won't be neglected any longer- I think I'm ready to get back into the swing of things and suck less at responding to emails :)

12 comments:

  1. Yay for living in the moment & spending time in the present! Happy 2016!

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  2. Such a great post! Sure I made some resolutions, but let's be honest... most likely I will not stick with half of them! We've been hibernating too and it's been so wonderful! Enjoy mama!

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  3. You are one step ahead of me...I still haven't taken any of my Christmas decorations down. But, I totally agree with you. I have a 2016 goals post sitting in my draft and the first goal is to live in the moment. Hoping this year is one for the books for you!

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  4. You got this girl!! Plus hello our trip is coming up!!!

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  5. Girl two years ago I had a 6 month old and last year I had a newborn so I haven't actually done/and or followed through on any goals!! I've decided I need to get my sh*t together this year lol! Will I do it, who knows?! You need to just live and enjoy the moment. Time goes by too fast

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  6. Your break sounded exactly like mine! Except I haven't tackled the Christmas decor yet. Instead I am trying to ignore it and hope that it magically disappears when I wake up tomorrow :)

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  7. Amen to a quiet weekend - we did the same, just the two of us and the pup and I think it was the best break yet!

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  8. Cait! This might be my favorite post ever of yours. So candid! And all I kept saying was "Hell yea! Me too! Amen sister!" Haha. Here's to selfcare, slowing down and living in the moment with our loves! :-*

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  9. im impressed you guys stayed up until midnight! cheers to Carbs + living :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. I'm right there with you! For a few days I kept telling myself "I'm so behind" and then just decided I wasn't behind just enjoying my break!

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  11. I love your mindset! Happy New Year!

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