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A simple Resolution

wpid-2014-12-27-20-10-58.pngIt’s Hard to believe that in almost one year from now will be my blogging anniversary! One year of blogging already say what!  I remember spending New years eve alone with everyone else asleep wishing for something more. Feeling ashamed that I needs something more. I have everything I ever wanted after all. A great husband, three amazing children and a Job that despite it’s stressors I Love! Despite these things, I needed something more. But what could that be?

Thoughts of my childhood came flooding to me that night. Writing in journals, making up characters that looked somewhat like monsters and creating a story out of them. I can still draw a picture of the main one today, however don’t ask me what his name was because for the life of me I cannot remember. That is when it hit me! I need to write again! It was a source of therapy that no money could buy and it is a part of who I am! Somehow over the years and the hustle and bustle of becoming a grown p and what it means in today’s world I forgot that part of me.

Writing in Journals just would not be enough as I also needed to feel connected, and that’s when it happened. A Blog was born! I spent the evening creating titles and there was only one that spoke to me. At the time I had two in tutus and one in diapers but I needed to add the career focus in their somehow and since I spend my time in meetings well the rest is as they say history.

This past year has had its ups and downs and honestly I never expected anyone to read my blog. Now almost a year later I have what I would call community. People who understand and despite my misgiving say it’s okay! We have all been there.

Without my knowing it I had a resolution last year. It was one of self discovery. This blog has helped me do that. This year I plan to make an intentional resolution. That of self-improvement through simplicity When I looked back over the archives , my favorite posts were that of my children and myself enjoying the simple times. Eating a popsicle or simple back yard fun. The more recently blowing bubbles on Christmas!

My children have taught me that simple should not be so complicated and for some reason us adults seemingly do just that. We make the simple so damn complicated! I resolve to spend each day enjoying a simple moment either with my kids or by myself. Hopefully I can turn this into a series on the blog here however if not, that’s okay as I am doing this for me anyway.

This will also be for the kids as I spend a conscious effort to do at least one uninterrupted task with them each day. Just today I caught myself spending more time worrying about the laundry and dirty kitchen than taking a moment with them. The two little ones went down for naps so it was the perfect moment for one on one time with Sassy. We watched a movie together and ate candy and popcorn. At the risk of sounding redundant it was simple and I enjoyed every second of it.

Wish me luck as I begin to make a list of simple activities over the next year. So far I have one months worth. I am sure we will have some repeats and that is fine with me. Take naps for example, I am willing to take a nap any day of the week. The list is not to make simple complicated I promise, it is just to keep me organized and help serve as a binding contract. I am counting on the moments of spontaneity that makes up the most memorable of moments.

With all of the above said and if you made it to the bottom of this post, I need your help! Give me some ideas. I have thirty-five ad need 330 more! What are your ideas? What simple things give you the most  enjoyment that are free or cost very little money? Also please share your New Years Resolution with me!

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I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site.

15 thoughts on “A simple Resolution

  1. Happy Blogging anniversary! I’m glad to hear that you found the outlet you needed. Blogging really is free therapy and a great outlet for bumbling thoughts and feelings I find and I’m 6 years at it! I love it too. I’m presently formulating my New year’s desires post in my head 🙂

  2. Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I just celebrated my one year on the 15th.

    Well, since I live in the Washington, DC area going to the Smithsonian Museums are always fun and exciting and free. Brookside Gardens and the National Arboretum are always great places to visit as well as the Zoo. The Aquarium in Baltimore get me excited too (although that’s gotten to be a bit expensive – on my opinion).

    Happy blogging in 2015 and I look forward to reading more from you.

    1. Thank ypu for the list! I am quite jealous that you are so close to the Smithsonian! I have never been but maybe that can be our next family vacation 🙂

  3. I loved that you have gone strong for a year. I only started in Mid November. I have almost 5 posts under my belt–I too hope it continues to grow!

    1. If you stay determined then you will stay strong too! I have seen many bloggers that I love quite and one that shut down her blog entirely, It was one I ended up writing a gust post for! Just keep connecting with other bloggers! It took me way to long to figure out that the writing was only a small part of blogging, the other is connecting 🙂

  4. Wow. A whole year of blogging. Congratulations.

    I’ve interfered in my monkeys’ list of resolutions and declared like a dictator the whole household has to be kinder this year. To each other and to other people. We have a new rule in the house, if you do not talk like that to your teacher, you do not talk like that to your sister. We’ll see how long it will last. I’m hoping and crossing fingers and toes.

  5. Congrats on the blogging anniversary! I just started this November 🙂
    As for simple activities: I love having a quiet walk along the river, not far from where we live, and paying attention to details – looking all the way up the trees, watching clouds and how they reflect in the water. Really takes your mind off other things 🙂

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