Rather then a New Years resolution I’ve chosen a word. “Present”…. that’s where I want to be in 2017. Present in the moment, utilising my time yet not being so focused on goal achievement that I can’t take advantage of all opportunities that sit in front of me at that very instant, enjoying thousands of lovely spontaneous experiences along the way.
So far, four days into 2017 this presence is working great. I’ve taken a walk in breezy sweet and warm weather ALL BY MYSELF. No dog, no child, no pram. Just me and the trees. Wow.
I’ve shared many funny moments with my little girl. I’ve tidied, I’ve meditated, practiced yoga. I’ve made yummy dinners. I’ve rested, and today while Evie slept I created a ritual intended for family love, peace and harmony … needed after the Christmas my blood relatives just had back home (eye roll).
Most importantly, Presence is what I need in order to be a good mum, and enjoy myself while I’m doing it. As this year being a baby + toddler mumma is where my priorities lie. A new little life will be born within the next few weeks, and my 18 month old grows more into herself each day. I want to cherish all of it.