I’m not much for new years resolutions. I tend to come up with (and quietly cast aside) overly ambitious goals all the time. I’ve seen people use a single word in place of a concrete resolution and I like that idea a lot more. I thought of a few different words, all of them applying to a specific part of my life as a mom, a wife, a blogger, a ‘homesteader’, a daughter, a sister and an employee (yes, I have a 40 hour a week job on top of all this madness).
But the word I finally selected encompasses all of those aspects. I want my 2015 to be about enjoying every moment in my life. As a blogger I often feel the need to record and share my whole life. And I don’t think I’m alone, over the holidays it was hard not to notice people taking pictures constantly with their phones.
Selfies, group shots, the perfect ‘candid’ shot. It was never ending. Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand the need to remember, to not forget the important moments in our lives. But I think were dangerously close to missing out the experience of life in an effort to preserve it for the future. I just don’t see how we can experience and enjoy everything life has to offer through the lens of a camera. I want to be present and enjoy every moment of my daughters life, shes growing up so quickly.
Last year I made my self stop saying “I can’t wait for….” because I realized I could wait. Of course I want her to meet her milestones but I’m all about enjoying the journey. I want her to have a happy childhood without being rushed to grow up, and that starts now. Instead of getting frustrated and carrying her because it’s faster I’m going try my best to enjoy her little zombie shuffle from me to daddy because I know that soon enough she’ll be running faster than all of us (except maybe the dog).
It’s about more than just my daughter too. I have grand visions of the gardens and house and what they’ll turn into, and I’ve committed my self to enjoying them now instead of waiting for my lofty goals to be accomplished. It’s not about being lazy or complacent, it’s about enjoying the journey.
And that’s my goal for 2015, to live and ENJOY every moment