In January I lost the great love of my life, my beloved Abuelita. At night I still close my eyes to see her face and talk to her. It hurts. More than I could have ever imagined. I miss her every. single. day. but I have learned to take comfort in that she is somewhere much better, no longer in pain, and smiling. Man, I love thinking about her smiling and watching her beloved Luca grow. I was tested in my career. I started this here blog. I started a new position that I absolutely love. I finally feel content in the path that I have laid out for myself and it feels damn good. Lesson learned: your passions can and should be your calling. No exceptions. My family is healthy and loved. Lucas is growing leaps and bounds, showing us every day what a sweet, vibrant boy he is. Motherhood is hard you guys. But everyday Lucas is a reminder that I am doing something right. There is no better gift.
For the new year my wishes are as follows:
To continue growing. As a professional, a mother, a wife, a friend, and a woman.
To take the hard times in stride, recognize them as lessons, and move on with grace.
I want to live in the moment more often than not and appreciate the blessings that surround me everyday - both physically and spiritually.
I want to remind those I cherish that I love them, as often as possible.
I want to remember that less is more. Quality over quantity, always. This includes everything from things to those who I choose to surround myself with.
To go on more adventures with my boys.
To love big.
That's not too much to ask, is it? Oh hey 2014, I'm ready for ya.