So I’m sure I’m with the majority of people when I say that I always look forward to a New Year. It’s a time to start over, try new things, do better for yourself than you did last year….blah blah blah. Well this year for whatever reason I was SO excited to get a fresh start! Maybe it’s because I know that we are done with children and I can finally (after 2 pregnancies in 2 years) get my body back (wait…..doesn’t that mean you had a body before!? HA HA HA), have an entire year to learn some new things (thinking about Calligraphy and Hand Lettering), spend intentional family time together (READ: put the phones down and be in the moment) and overall just be a better wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend.
Well JANUARY SUCKED….yes you read that correctly….IT SUCKED OUT LOUD! I started the month off with an ambulance ride to the hospital after the Panthers game on the 3rd (I tripped and fell trying to get a picture, don’t worry it was only a mild concussion and some awesome bruising). So that pretty much knocked out the first week of me being able to work out. During that first week I also ended up having to take Baby Parker to the Dr for her 3rd ear infection, which cleared up after 10 days of anti-biotic but the fluid never went away so guess who’s getting tubes next week!?
The second week we had Sydney at the Dr for an ear infection on Monday morning and by that same afternoon she was at the ENT Dr for an emergency visit and it was decided that she needed her second set of tubes put in, as well as having her adenoids removed again (yes – apparently adenoids grow back in children and can sometimes need to be removed more than once!). Let’s just say that the recovery did not go NEARLY as well as her first time around. The poor girl was MISERABLE for at least a week after the procedure. She has just now the end of last week turned a corner and is much more herself.
The month definitely started to take a turn for the better towards the end of the third week and by the 4th week we were getting into our groove and headed into my BIRTHDAY WEEK with flying colors!!! The Panthers are heading to the Super Bowl, my husband and best buddy from NYC managed to pull off a huge surprise and had him walk into my lunch date with Jules on Wednesday. Then they turned around and surprised me AGAIN with a party at The Rusty Rudder!!!
So yes, January SUCKED big time, but once it started to take a turn for the better so did my attitude! So I went to bed last night with a vow that February was going to be the re-start to my 2016.
I woke up this morning at 4:40am, put on my workout gear, laced up my shoes and headed out to Isle of Palms to meet my FIA Ladies for a bootcamp on the beach! I’m going to take back my year starting this month….and guess what…it’s already off to a better start!
So whatever happened to your January, whether it was good or bad…February starts today and you have the choice to make the most of it! So go out and get it….and I’ll see you along the way!