Remember the Important Things

Another year will soon be gone. I’m not really sure where the time goes, but the older I get the faster it disappears. With that being said I am not going to lie – this year has sucked. Covid, working a full-time job remotely while playing teacher, not to mention the normal mom/wife duties….not fun at all! 

As if that wasn’t bad enough, December came in like a wrecking ball. I will spare you all the details, but trust me when I say life hit me in the face like a brick wall. Seriously, it was the whole wall not just one brick. It is a pain I will forever feel.

Now the Eeyore in me doesn’t see anything but the storm clouds. However, the Christopher Robin in me says it could always be worse. Life throws curveballs. Sometimes you swing and connect and other times you strike out. You just have to know which ones to connect with. I happened to strike out more than I connected.

But I won’t hang my head as I walk back to the dugout…

I am leaning into the optimism of Christopher Robin and believing the things I hear him saying.

Leave the past in the past.

Who you were yesterday is not who you are today.

Don’t let your past define you or interfere with your future.

Look towards a bigger, better future.

Enjoy the simple things.

Take time to smell the roses.

Walk don’t run.

Focus on family.

Enjoy the messes your kids make because before you know it they will be grown up.

Take those family trips, make memories because those are the moments your kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

Life gets busy, but don’t let it consume you.

Don’t let money stop you from living but don’t live outside your means.

If there is anything I am taking away from 2020 before I kick it out it is simply this:
You only get one life so ENJOY it. Embrace the suck because it is preparing you for something even though you don’t know what that might be. Family is everything. You and you alone write the pages of your book so, make each chapter better than the last!

With that I have one Last thing to say to 2020 “Bye Felicia!” I hope everyone has a safe, yet fun New Year. Remember the important things and make 2021 a memorable year.

~ Nicolle

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