Happy New Year everybody!
It is officially 2017 and I couldn’t be more excited.
I’m blessed to see another year.
Especially this year.
This year will be filled with lots of love and happiness.
In about 5 weeks baby boo will be here.
I have a couple of friends who are also pregnant and can’t wait to meet their little bundles of joy.
My very first best friend is getting married this fall to the man of her dreams.
And in 2 months I will no longer be pregnant.
Seriously, I can not wait to no longer be pregnant.
It pains me to say this but I miss the gym.
Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick recap on my 2016.
Normally even years are my favorite years because usually great things happen.
I was born in ’88.
Graduated High School in ’06.
Had Dhani in ’08
Graduated College in ’10
Stephen and I started dating in ’14
Of course there are other smaller milestones that occurred during those great even years but 2016 was neither bad or really really great for me.
It was just okay.
I mean getting pregnant was probably the highlight of my year.
Mainly because I knew I wanted another child soon because Dhani was starting to get older.
So that wish came true.
In contrast I’ve also dealt with some negatives.
I don’t bash my son’s father because honestly where would that get me.
But 2016 was a terrible year for our “co-parenting”, actually idek if I can use that word because things are truly one sided.
I’ve also dealt with heartbreak. I mean terrible heartbreak that honestly I do not want to get in to because I’m still recovering from it.
All this negativity has taught me a major life lesson in letting things go.
I get so worked up over things I can’t control and it drives me insane.
My need for perfection causes me to hold on to things which further upsets me because again I can’t control them or perfect the situation.
However a goal of mine for 2017 is to perfect the art of letting things go.
I was beginning to work on the foundation of this goal during the end of 2016 and will continue to perfect this in 2017.
Another goal of mine is to SAVE. I think this has been a constant goal ever since I graduated college.
I’m sure many of you know about the millennial curse and how difficult it is for us to save when we are barely being paid and have to threat of student loan debt looming over our heads.
However, it is even more important for me to save because next year I will be 30 and I have major plans for that year which include:
Buying a House.
Traveling for my 30th.
Moving out of Pittsburgh.
Not to mention other things because it will also be a big year for Dhani who will be turning 10 and my baby boo will be 1.
Fitness is always another goal of mine and for the past couple of years I was doing really well.
Fast forward to this year and pregnancy really slowed me down.
I remember telling myself I would be in the gym while I was pregnant like last time.
BUT BABY. 28 and pregnant is hard.
Not to mention living the life as a baseball mom.
Also, my biggest motivator has been sidelined due to an injury and I JUST MISS WORKING OUT WITH MY MOMMA.
Yet, I still ran 2 races while pregnant and manage to get about 7k steps a day due to walking around hospitals for work.
My main fitness goal for 2017 is to get back to this
hahaha no seriously that’s Dhani…
but I really want to get back to
which was about 2 years ago.
I know it can be done. I just need to be super focused which will be somewhat difficult with a newborn but I won’t let that stop me.
My last major goal is to support more black owned businesses.
I was starting to do this during the crazy BF/Holiday sales during the year and plan on to continue it well into 2017.
Outside of those 4 major goals I hope to growing closer to God, continue reading, drinking water and travelling.
I brought in the New Year the same way I did for 2016.
Surrounded by people I love.
Here are a few of my favorite photos of 2016.
I hope your 2017 is filled with lots of blessings, love and laughter.
Peace and Love ❤