Happy New Year
And just like that: it's 2017. A new year. A fresh start. A clean slate.
And while I see many abundantly happy to say goodbye to 2016, that really has never been my style. Not even when it comes to the really trying years. Because while some are happier than others, each year- it's triumphs and challenges- give us great opportunity to grow; to become better versions of ourselves. To identify our strengths and improve on our weaknesses.
2016 was a year of great transition- as I settled into motherhood. I fell in love with the job; more and more so everyday. But I also sometimes struggled to find balance between my new role, and staying true to being more than just a mom.
I found it difficult at times to be patient with myself as I traveled this journey. I grappled with self-doubt and mom-guilt, as many women do. I became reacquainted with my fertility issues, and experienced loss in a way I hadn't before- in many ways facing one of my biggest fears. And while I allowed myself to be sad and curse and cry with frustration, I found comfort in discovering I'm strong enough to navigate through these challenges. And that they may have even made me a little stronger than I was before.
So thank you, 2016. You were a beauty. And here's to an even better and brighter 2017.