2018 : The Year of Balance

2018 the year of balance

I can’t believe we are already into the second week of January 2018!!!!

The holidays always throw off our whole families schedule (which isn’t a terrible thing…), and it takes a few days to get my bearings of what day of the week it is and get back into a “normal” routine. 

The final weeks of 2017 were relaxing and I spent quite a bit of my time reflecting on 2017 and thinking about 2018 and what I wanted the new year to look like. 

2017 was a pretty good year.
The kids grew like crazy!
We spent a ton of time together as a family.
All of our businesses grew. 

However, there were some parts of the year that felt “off.” Nothing terrible. Just unbalanced

It’s not easy sharing every detail of your personal life online.
It’s fun to show you the “Perfect” looking days, meals, events, and clips of our home (That is the parts that are clean… LOL). 

But bearing the raw truth about struggle and hard times feels vulnerable and scary. 

2017 showed me some real personal truths about myself.
Some of those I will be sharing about over the next few weeks, which will hopefully encourage you to acknowledge your own personal truths in your life. 

The conclusion of my pondering at the end of 2017 is that I wanted/needed more Balance in my life. 

When looking into 2018 and envisioning for myself what the year would look like, I wanted a balanced picture. 

I wanted to see Balance in my:

Physical Health/Strength
Hormones/Mental Health
Both Businesses
Personal Care

All of these areas are so different, but so tied together. And quite honestly, 2017 was a struggle to keep everything juggled and balanced. I failed more often then I want to admit. But I need to be unafraid to acknowledge that there is plenty of room for improvement!

I like choosing a word for the year instead of making resolutions that I will inevitably never accomplish. I have previously chosen the words Focus and Purposeful.

This year I am choosing the word, BALANCE.

Balance is defined as: A harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements. 

My hope & vision is to find a harmonious & satisfying arrangement in my life this year. Balance in my state of mind, body, motherhood, my home, my marriage, & my work is the vision.

I am not expecting any revolutionary kind of achievement, but rather a steady movement forward to find peace in the journey of life.  We are always adjusting, adding new things to juggle, new problems, different situations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find calmness and balance in a beautiful life of craziness.

We are just 10 days in to 2018 and already I am seeing a change in myself. I have not arrived. I have a lot of small changes and adjustments to make, but the little adjustments are already making a difference.

I have a whole journey ahead of me to find balance. I am embracing that journey and determined to share with you the road in hopes that it will encourage you to find that same balance that I am pretty sure we are all searching for.

Happy New Year,

Ps. Do you have a word for 2018? I would love to hear about it! 

4 thoughts on “2018 : The Year of Balance

  • January 11, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Balance is a good word. 2017 was a pretty good year for me in all parts of my life. This year my word is strength. I want strength to say no when needed. Strength to stop out of my comfort zone to grow my blog. Strength to continue doing what’s best for me.

  • January 11, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    It sounds like you learned a lot in 2017. I like taking some time and looking back at the past year as we move to the new one! No word for me.

  • January 12, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I haven’t really picked a word. I did but then I forgot so I guess it wasn’t a perfect fit lol! But I like Balance. It’s definitely something I need in my life.

  • January 12, 2018 at 5:35 am

    It is so crazy that we are in the 2nd week of 2018. I definitely agree with Balance being a good word for 2018. Wishing you all the best in 2018.


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