I always find myself reflective as we come to the end of one year and the beginning of another. 2018 felt like a big year for me, with big life experiences, and big personal, spiritual, professional, and political revelations. I’m not the person I once was, which at times is exciting and others confusing—but it feels good, it feels like I am becoming me.
Michael and I were recently talking about the things we’ve experienced over the past several years, what we have learned, and the themes that have been reflected. In some ways, if feels like we’ve experienced constant change since we met eight years ago; in that time we were engaged, got married, have lived in four homes, collectively have had seven jobs, I gave birth to three babies and had one miscarriage, and we are now parents to a five year old, three year old, and 3 month old. And those are just the big things, there have been so many other smaller, day-to-day changes, and not to mention the changes happening around us in D.C. and the world, that we’ve been impacted by as well.
Michael said that he felt that 2019 needed to be our year of taking care of what we have. Taking care of our marriage, our children, our bodies, our home, our jobs. Here’s to a year ahead of maintaining, nurturing and growing.