"Let's take a pic with the firework behind us!!!" #fail hahaha
#fail number 3 haha
(disclaimer: it's still January so I can still blog about this, right???)
New years!!! Or is it new year??!?! I don't know when and when not to use the S so please correct me bc I need to know. So new year(s??) we went and saw our friends Shaney and Christian. Their baby (Brink) is going to marry Brighton so we worked really hard to help the spark happen while they're young and impressionable. ;) We'll see how our efforts pay off in like 23 years. It's always so fun when Shaney is in town!! She's my best friend from High school and we love that we had babies at the same time! (ps we missed our 3rd HS bff Adelle. Love you, A!!!) Later that night we went to a birthday/new year party with old and new friends! B doesn't do well sleeping in places besides her crib sooooo she was up and asleep and then up again a few times... haha maybe she just wanted in on the new year fun, idk.
Also, B was my new years kiss in case you were wondering. At midnight when all the fireworks were going crazy I ran upstairs to make sure she was ok/asleep/ not scared of the loud noises. She was asleep! It WAS midnight so I leaned down and kissed her sleepy pout :) Happy new year, B!!
Anyways though, I wanted to write a few goals down!
1. Let things go quicker and don't care what people think of me.
Sounds silly but this is BIG! I hold onto things. If you've followed my blog for a few years, you probably already knew this. Or if you followed me on twitter for the years 2009-2013 you REALLY knew this. I had a v bad habit of tweeting my true feelings. Yeah, bad idea.
I'm learning that you literally will never make everyone happy. NEVER! And my goal is to really try my best to not let things affect me. A blogger I like tweeted "When you learn to not care what people think of you then you can really be happy" and something just clicked. Like YES DUH. So that's my number one goal. It's OK if someone doesn't like me as long as I am doing everything I can to be nice to them. Like if someone doesn't like me because I was a jerk, I need to fix that. If they don't like me because they hate people with a husband a baby, then thats' their issue, ya know?
2. Positive thinking.
GUYS. I watched this documentary called "the secret" and it LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE. It's basically about the power of positive thinking and how you can totally control what happens in your life (like, to YOU not to other people around you, obvi) it's on youtube so look it up and watch it and be obsessed with me, k? It's so good. It's a little crunchy at first and made in like the 90's but the message is bomb. I've already started doing some of the things it says to work on and guess what? IT WORKS.
3. Be a better wife + mom
This is something I've been really working on! I want to be that wife who makes dinner often and has the house looking bomb. The mom who gets their kid involved and doing things to help their life be brighter and better! Since I have my own business, it can be hard to do all the things I would like to do because I get busy a LOT. But I've been working on meal planning and choosing certain days to clean up our house and stuff like that.
That is my definition of "super wife" to me, it is probably a different definition for everyone! Doing things like that just helps me feel accomplished and I am really big on crossing off my "to-do" list. Jason helps clean, too, don't worry haha. But my basic goal is to just have things in order! I just feel better when things are in order and clean :)
As far as being a better mom goes, I just don't want Brighton to be bored or something because there isn't much to do with a baby, yet! I take her to swim lessons and baby gym a few times a week to help get her out and around other babies and I think she likes it (??) . I just want to make sure I have her involved and doing things besides being at home hanging out with boring ol' mom all day ;)
4. Blog again!
Guys I LOVE blogging. I do. Like, a lot. I look back on my posts a lot and I have sucked at blogging since Brighton was born! I guess since I am home a lot, I don't really know WHAT to blog about. Since B is getting bigger and we are doing more things, I will have more things to say besides "today I sang twinkle twinkle little star 600 times. xo Candace" So hold me to it (please) plus, blogging really does give me an excuse TO get out and do things instead of being anti social and hermit-like.
So basically take more pictures, time lock more memories, and get writing again.
Those are my 4 main goals and the things I want to really focus on this year! I got myself a little planner where I write meals for the week and all the things we are doing and that has been helping a lot!! Here's to 2017!!