Sharing a peek into both my professional and personal highs and lows from this year as I celebrate them and learn from them. After all, I can only inspire and influence others if I share my own examples and stories, speaking about ONLY the highs (and being vague about them) does no one any good, not even me. I mean, why should you care if I went to a dozen countries, or got promoted, or partnered with some amazing brands? What’s in it for you? Unless you can learn a thing or two from my stories (success and failure), feel inspired, and write your own. Otherwise, it’s just me bragging about those 2431 that happened to me last year, don’t you agree?
Happy New Year’s Eve you guys!
How the heck is it Dec 31st, 2018 already?
But this year seems to have flown by exceptionally faster, mostly for all the reasons mentioned below.
But but but, how is it that it still feels as if it was just yesterday when our baby boy was crawling all over the place as we popped open the bubbly watching the spectacular fireworks over Space Needle?
And today, forget walking, our baby boy is running all over the place, literally and figuratively as we wrap up the year!
Though, with all that he has learned this year, it ought to have been at least half a dozen years between then and now, but it has only been a year, which feels more like yesterday than 365 days ago…
To sum up the year in just a few sentences, as I said in this Instagram post, ‘When a New Year rolls around everyone keeps saying ‘starting the New Year with a bang’ but I had a different take on it, I wanted to end the year with a bang and I am just so thrilled to say that I did exactly that (and more)’ At the same time, this has also been a year when my life has felt like its been completely off-balance, read on…
As I mentioned in one of my Instagram posts back in October, ‘a little #BehindTheScenes #RealLife update, I have at least 2 dozen blogposts about 90% complete (#nokidding) – some are missing the final touches, some are waiting for photos to be taken, some need photos to be edited, and so on and so forth, and hence these posts are patiently waiting their turn to see the light of the day 😮 And that’s just one aspect of life… Sometimes it feels like such a struggle to find the time for all the things you WANT to do in life, especially when you are a mom. Balance is really really really hard! People keep asking me how do you do it all (first of all, #DoItAll in itself is a big misconception IMHO). It probably might seem that way on the outside, but the truth is, NO, I don’t do it all, in fact, I am far from it. After all, I am human too. Just know that if you are investing more time in one thing then another area of your life is undoubtedly suffering (one might choose to admit it or not, people who claim otherwise are either lying to themselves and others, or simply unaware of the reality). So don’t let anyone make you feel like they are doing it all while you are unable to get through 8 hrs of a workday, their #highlights is not your #reallife. What truly matters is to be determined to make the most of every opportunity we create or seek and give it our all’.
Wishing you all the best one yet, HAPPY NEW YEAR, from our family to yours!!!