The year to come

I haven’t commented on the fact that it’s now 2014. Or that I’ve now reached the mature age of 32. Or that it’s been five months since Aiden came flying (literally) out of me. None of these facts are insignificant to me of course, but neither have they made a huge fuss about them. But I think it’s time for a bit of reflection & create some visions for the year ahead of us. I am terribly excited about this year – 2014.

In 2014 I will finally reclaim my body. I think I somehow thought this would happen after giving birth – that I would feel like me again. And I hear it’s like that for some – not for me. The body I got back after giving birth was weak, destroyed and flabby (although I think the last point is pretty common). I wish I could feel like some that my body is awesome for going through a pregnancy & producing a baby etc etc. I mean, the process of childbirth is amazing! The fact that women can carry and grow a whole new human being is one of creation’s most extraordinary functions. But I do not like what it’s done to my physical abilities (or physical appearance but that’s secondary and less of a worry). Anyway, 2014 I will get it all back & more! I will regain strength, flexibility and energy. And I will not be ashamed to get undressed on the beach (in Mallorca if I get my will) – stretch marks and cellulites and all.

We will also get to know our baby boy a lot more this year. People always tell you to enjoy babyhood cause it passes and I’m trying to, but I’m also SO EXCITED about the future little person this baby will turn into. We will see him develop into a meter+ little being with thoughts that he can hopefully express in two languages and little legs that can carry his little steps after us around the house (and away from us even quicker, I expect). Tiny little hands that will seek our hands for guidance and comfort. I can’t wait!

Soon our little “plutt” will be 6 months, which is a milestone. I will introduce him to a healthy, balanced diet and have already started a little. That – with an active outdoor schedule will hopefully make him enjoy his night-time sleep as much as we will.

In 2014, Jon and I will take up our training together again, for the benefit of both our relationship and waistlines. We will invest in a Fitbit each as we’re equally gadget crazy and this will provide motivation to keep moving and keep healthy – providing a good example for our son. He will see us move and see this as a normal part of life. He will join in, in a playful way when he can.

I will continue on the track I’ve been on regarding web development focusing on WordPress development and responsive theme development using Sass library for design. It’s so much fun!!!

I will continue balancing life’s all parts and hopefully do it more efficiently to get the most out of things. We’ll keep working on our family routines in priority order and give ourselves plenty of time for just living. Although I’m pretty bad at that – just being, enjoying, living.

In March Jon & I will have our fifth anniversary. With a third person in our family now, we need to give extra care and attention to our marriage. Hopefully we get a chance to do something just the two of us to celebrate these five years. We’ll see what happens.

And concerning the blog, I so look forward to my new blog design. I look forward to developing my photographing & editing skills for blog photos.

That’s a few things I look forward to in the year to come. There’s other and more important things as well, but this is what gets shared on the blog. Now; bring on 2014!

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