To say that 2018 was one of my worst years ever would be an understatement. I know many of you have loyally followed me and even visited when I had nothing new to post. From about July, I have been in kind of a slump. Well, that’s actually not even a good enough word to describe where I’ve been. To hell and back would be a much better description of the past year.
I had to deal with some serious family issues over the summer that saw me being a single mom for a short time but it was difficult. I saw my marriage crumbling when I hadn’t even known there was something amiss. My oldest son was diagnosed with ASD over the summer as well and to say that my plate was full isn’t nearly close enough.
Things are slowly getting easier to manage and my marriage thankfully is on the mend. If you’ve read my blog long enough you know the man means the world to me and I think we will come out stronger after this.
Anyway, I wanted to start 2019 off by choosing a word that I want to represent how I will live this year but I couldn’t choose one. Too many are important to me this year so I have taken the three I think will be ones I can live by
Hope, Strength and Love
These words have a special place in my heart because I need to remember that no matter how bad things could be, hope will make sure they are never as bad as they can be.
Strength is important because I feel empowered this year. To put me first and to really choose what’s important to me and my family.
The last word love. I want this word to mean so much more this year. I want to learn to love myself more, to love my kids more and say yes more often and to help rekindle what was lost in my marriage. We both have work to do on it but we are headed in the right direction.
This year I just want to write. Write for me, blog for me and share with you. So here’s to 2019, may it be our best year yet and I wish you all the best for 2019 as well!