Each year I choose a word to focus on. Last year the word was “ME“. I wanted to focus on me, to be a better mom and was inspired by Jada Pinkett Smith to be a better me so that I could be a better mom and person. This year I am choosing a word that I hope will motivate me to continue to push through.
2016 was fraught with a lot of hardships and overcoming those was tough but made me stronger. Although it was not my word last year, I want to use it to push me through this year.
I am hopeful that 2017 will not be as hard of a struggle. I pray for peace in our mental illness struggles, in my husbands focus on his family, in my focus on being a better wife and mother, in our financials, in dealing with the impending passing of our pup and in trusting so many different things and people.
I know there is a lot that I will need to overcome to get to a point in my depression and anxiety where I feel worthwhile and valued.
I know that I have some blog work to do to overcome and accomplish the goals that I have here and although I have done one hell of a job getting to a point where I feel proud of my work, I want to do more, I want to inspire others and I want to build this blog even more.
I know that I need to overcome my medical issues. I gave up last year and I need to get back on it this year. I gained nearly 10 lbs and that is just not acceptable when the weight went on, only because I chose to feed my depression with sugar and ignore the fact that my body cannot deal with sugar like others can. Diabetes is no joke. I am already taking steps with this. The husband and I are going to issue challenges to each other to complete each day for short amounts of exercise and other fun rewards.
I will overcome the struggles of 2016 that linger and I will overcome anything that is presented to me in 2017.