2014: Both my Best and Worst Year Ever

People have already started asking if I have made any resolutions for next year. Do we all still do resolutions? And if we do, do we keep them? I used to when I was younger – I believe I made the ‘become organized’ resolution about 10 years in a row, and did it ever work – hell no 😉

2014 was a year of extreme highs and extreme lows for me. Having Babygirl and watching her grow and explore has been nothing short of amazing. But Gran passed away at the end of March, and the months that followed involved cleaning out and selling her house – an activity that really made me feel like I was punched in the gut, as you may recall from an earlier post. To this day, I cannot drive through her neighborhood without my mind filling with memories and making tears spring to my eyes.

So in other words, 2014 was a year of HUGE change and major growth for me. I’ve lost the one family member who was probably the most important to me growing up, but I gained a new family member who IS the most important to me now! I live my life differently now that I’m a Mom. I’m still lucky enough to be able to take time for my interests and friends, but I’ve needed to adapt to my new life. I find I appreciate the little things more, and material things way less.

So to answer the resolutions question: No. I haven’t made any resolutions. I’m going to continue with the same course I’m on now. I do hope 2015 brings less change, but also more growth. And as for that organization quest – well maybe I’ll get around to that – eventually 😉