As I sit here and type, our little Miss Mary Tilman is napping in her crib. I now understand how time flies. I can't believe I have an almost four month old. I can't believe I am a mom. I can't believe it has already been an year.
While 2014 has brought more joy than I imagined it has also brought a few life lessons:
- Be present - The emails, phone calls and social media can wait. They can wait until after bedtime or they can wait until another day. Each day is a new one with new experiences. I don't want to look back and miss a big, or even a small, moment.
- Quality not Quantity - As I have gotten older I have learned to truly embrace and love good friends. You know those deep meaningful relationships that only grow stronger as times change. I am blessed to have continuing childhood and college friendships that mean so much to me.
- Accept Help - My biggest flaw is not accepting help. I don't know how to gracefully say I need help, in both my work and personal life. I will forgo sleep, meals or me time just to get things done. It actually happened last night but I finally realized that asking for help doesn't make me a lesser person, it just makes me human. A cooked meal or a clean house provided by someone else is okay every once in a while and gives me some time to just relax and breathe a little.
- Do You - As I have gotten older, I have come to know myself and my limitations. I have also learned to be true to myself. No person or situation is worth regretting a change you don't want to make. I believe you have to be at peace with decisions and you can only do that if you are truly you.
Cheers to 2015 and all the exciting things ahead!