Year 27 was a record year.
I mean, I had a freaking kid, right?
Nothing hails in comparison.
But really, what year 27 taught me was, well, a lot.
I learned that balance is f’ing hard. How do you find time to be a good wife, a hard working employee, and a great mom all in the same day? I’m still trying to figure that one out but here’s my take so far.
What I’ve learned is that the one role that has to slack first is the employee. And that’s hard as hell for me to say. I literally have given everything to my job. Everything. All the hours. All the tears. Because I believe in what I do.
But what I’m learning, over time, is there are moments I won’t get back. The days fly by. They turn into weeks, and then into months. And then, all of a sudden, the little tiny human I gave birth to is almost crawling.
Oh, and real talk, and I had to take my happy, sassy ass to therapy this year so my husband didn’t leave me (he comes too on occassion). But for real, my relationship is a top priority because this marriage thing is for life, not for a few years. And I’m not down to raise my kid solo. Danny’s a great dad and I have to prioritize him over my career because Molly deserves to see her dad every single day for the rest of her life.
You know what else I learned? My worth. More than ever I learned what I’m worth. Financially, emotionally, spiritually. Nothing like a kid to help you sit and reflect on what you’ve experienced in life and how to value it. I’m worthy of so much love and respect and I’ve taken time this year to validate that I won’t let myself settle for anything less.
Year 27 brought the hardest struggles in my life so far. Sleep struggles. Relationship struggles. Financial struggles. Sanity struggles.
Year 28 though. This year I’m going to have it all. Have all the love, light, and happiness. Find all the balance in work and life. And be the best human being I know how to be.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes and here’s to another year friends 🙂