Top 5 things 2013 Has Taught Me

This year has been a roller coaster ride for me.  It’s was fun, crazy-busy, at times stressful, but most of all it was a year of learning from my mistakes.  Below are the top 5 things that I learned the hard way and how I plan on incorporating those lessons in 2014.
  1. It’s ok to say no.  This one is a tough one that will take some work.  I tend to say yes to the wrong people in the hopes that I will make everyone happy and HOPE that in return will make me happy – never has worked and it never will!  I have got to simply put myself and my family first and do what makes us happy and nothing more.  PicMonkey Collagekid
  2.  I can’t control everything.  I’m a type A in everything I do.  It’s both a blessing and a curse especially when working from home with 4 kids and 1 on the way and survival depends on being able to go with the flow.  I can’t micro manage everyone and everything in my life and more importantly I can’t do it all.  For 2014 I plan on letting go and asking my friends and family for more help if I need it.  Picture 50
  3. EVERYTHING happens for a reason.  This one is self explanatory but the trick is really believing and understanding  that it occurs when I follow my intuition and heart.
  4. Never leave for tomorrow what you can do today.  Nothing motivates me more than the “last minute” BUT it does have its down side. I have 4 boys, 2 websites and a house to run. I had to find a more organized way to motivate myself and these past couple months being pregnant has been perfect training for me.  I was forced to slow down and I naturally found ways to get going.  For me it was scheduling.  I know it sounds like a no brainer BUT I used to loathe scheduling anything.  I’ve always felt that it took away from spontaneity but I’ve come to love and depend on it.  I now wake up 2 hours earlier and have everything planned out. It’s worked wonders for me and my nerves.  For 2014 there will be  vision boards and lots of to do list.
  5. Stop trying to hide my curves.   Sounds silly but I tend to be really self conscious about my weight.  But being forced in front of the camera while I was losing weight and then gaining it all back with this pregnancy it has helped me embrace my curves.  Hopefully this will stick because I will have weight to lose this year but I want the focus to be on getting in shape not how much I weigh. 🙂PicMonkey Collageme
So there you have it 5 things that have made a dramatic difference in my life and I’m hoping next year to have tripled this list.  Hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year.

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