I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I know I’m not going to stick to them, (I mean, who likes to set themselves up for failure?) Maybe it’s because I’m an Aries and we happen to be infamous for getting really excited about starting new projects, rallying the troops, and then jumping ship, (perhaps that makes us good cheerleaders instead.) In the end, although they are always with the best intentions, I think I do this because so many things fascinate me making me want to be involved in everything at every moment. As I’m continuously guilty of this, my husband and mother are constantly telling me to slow-down and not put so much on my plate so this year, of course while I resolve to get more sleep and exercise more (I’m holding out for the Tory Burch fit bit coming out in the Spring), what I really want to focus on is slowing down and stressing less - maybe even letting the little things go - or... just hire someone else to deal with them.
A few weeks ago I was talking with a friend and fellow mom to two boys and I think she said it best: “We need to realize that we are good at one thing, and then outsource the rest.” Just as people hire me to help them style their looks and organize their spaces - because they can’t get to it on their own to-do list - I need to realize that there are some projects I'm not going to be able to complete as well. For instance, I’m not going to finish that picture project I started one year ago when Myers was born—I need Ashley Warnock to do that as she will literally transform your photos each and every year by creating a stunning album commemorating your past year together (see below). I also need to realize that I’m not going to complete the lofty goal of making our own silhouettes to finally hang over the bed—I need friend Meg Moorehouse of Love and Victory to make them (I’m a huge fan of her custom silhouette necklaces too). So maybe the New Year isn't about striving to do absolutely everything in my life better, but rather to focus my attention on one or two of my strengths and then allowing myself to do one of the harder things, to ask for that extra help that everyone can always use.