They say time flies when you're having fun. They say the days are long and the years are short. They say to enjoy this time-- soon it will be gone. We hear it all. Go to bed early; Get up early. Manage your time. Take is slow. Make the most of it! Don't wish it away.
Here we are with one month already down in 2016. WHERE DID THE TIME ACTUALLY GO?
It's exhausting, right? I see so many moms, especially #t1d moms, stressed so many minutes of every day. And night. No shame. You know what my advice is? Do what you gotta do. Don't do guilt. Don't worry about what other people say-- do what you need to do to make it through. We all want to enjoy life more. We all want to go back for a redo every once in awhile. And we all will have our moments of defeat and incredible success.
Success sometimes looks like peace. What brings peace? A few deep breaths. A cup of tea. A short walk alone. A phone call with someone you love. A few moments of silence. Gratitude.
And maybe enough of those things strung together will be enough to get you through. I am looking at 2016 with eyes wide open and asking myself why this can't be MY YEAR. To conquer. To forgive. To succeed. It can. But, as I'm looking at January 31, I know it isn't going to wait for me. I'm going to have to chase it everyday. But I plan on enjoying the journey.
What does 2016 look like for you? What's your plan to cope with time and stress and goals and dreams? What makes you happy? I want to know.