It’s 2018!!

It’s a new year, what does that mean for me?

Every year that passes we have losses and victories and we tend to focus on the losses. Instead of being in a negative mind space this year I am going to focus on expanding the positives in my life.

Years before, I wouldn’t make a New Years resolution because I could never think of anything that I felt was realistic for me to accomplish. I’ve come to realize it’s not that I couldn’t accomplish anything but I never believed in myself. See I’ve been a mom since I was 17, so that’s all I know. I went from being a selfish teenager to never thinking about myself, and that had changed me. I lost myself in becoming a mom, I never went to college or had a “normal” young adult life so in my head I was going to be “just” a mom for the rest of my life. Well it’s time for that to change.

I am still struggling with the idea of thinking about myself and what I need to be and what needs to happen for me to be happy. But hey at least I’m trying, right?

So what are my resolutions?

I know you’re all dying to know what I’m going to do this year. I am convinced that 2018 is going to be my year, I’m going to focus on me. Of course I have goals for my family but if I’m not happy with who I am how am I going to be able to be the best Mom and wife I can be.

My resolutions are to focus on my health, patience with my super sweet children l, and to blog for the whole year!

Let’s get a little deeper…

I know it’s super cliche to use my health as a New Year’s resolution, but it’s something that needs to be done. After being pregnant 5 times and having 3 full term babies, things aren’t as tight as they used to be. Oh, and let’s add that I’m now getting to the age where I can’t order a large fry from McDonald’s without having to worry about it going straight to my thighs. I’m not “fat” by any means, but my body isn’t what I want it to be and It’s something that I can control. So what’s my plan for that? I’m going to start exercising and watching what I eat. But don’t think I won’t be having a donut every now and then because donuts are life! This goal won’t be easy for me. I have gone inside of a gym maybe twice and both times I have just given up and watched my super hot husband workout (that part wasn’t too bad). Let’s hope my willpower and body will allow me to get to where I want to be!

Woosa. Woosa. Woosa. Let’s talk about that amazing little thing called patience and my lack there of. I have struggled with this for as long as I can remember, it’s a huge challenge. But now that my 6 year old is starting to react to other people the way that I react to her, it’s time for the both of us to change. For whatever reason when my kids do something that could be seen as slightly annoying or “bad”, I freak. I hate that about myself. I wish I could be one of those moms who talk in that super sweet voice and reprimand their kids, but that’s not me. I stress over the small things that in the long run don’t matter. My kids have mastered the art of pushing buttons and it drives me crazy! So onto my plan, I’m going to try, and this is a big fat try, to think before I react. I know it’s not realistic for me to think that I can become that sweet soft spoken person. But I need to stop and think about how a child is seeing the situation and then react.

On to lighter things… blogging! My goal is to make a post everyday, or at least most days. I have stories to tell and 2018 is my chance to share them! I am committing to blogging for myself and for all the moms out there!

Here we go, it’s 2018 and we’re going to kill it!

15 Comments to “It’s 2018!!”

  1. Matt says:

    You are an honest and inspiring mother and I’m so proud of you!

    1. Angela says:

      Thank you, I couldn’t do it without you!

  2. Robin says:

    I’m so proud of you!!!!!! Great job mama!!!!!!

    1. Angela says:

      Thank you!

  3. Courtney says:

    I’m excited to read your blog!! I hear with the patience I’m like that too..

    1. Angela says:

      Thank you! It’s such a struggle, hopefully we can get it under control (fingers crossed)!

  4. Dawn says:

    You have so much to say and such a way with words, i cant wait to see this unfold for you. I am so proud of you!

    1. Angela says:

      Thank you! I’m so excited to see what happens with this baby!

  5. Renee says:

    Wow, well said Angela! Super excited to read your daily commitments and your life progress.
    Love you

  6. Madisen says:

    I just love you. I love you and your beautiful family. I love the fact you’re writing this blog and starting a new journey. Blogging is something I’ve recently been interested in as well as I embark on this health journey and I’m so happy you’ve jumped the gun. All us Michigan folk miss the wood family so much and we can’t wait to feel like we’re apart of your life through this blog. Ugh. So proud of you. Happy New Year to my beautiful, smart, dearest friend.

    1. Angela says:

      Thank you! You should totally start a blog! We miss all of you too and I can’t wait to share with all of you.

  7. Alexandra says:

    Well said. I can’t wait to read more!! Great job sissy! Love you

  8. Kristin Shawen says:

    I am so proud of you and can’t wait to follow along with you on this journey! Love you so much! Xoxo

  9. Emily says:

    I am working in the same thing with my patience and my child right. It’s hard and your children will notice lol I try to talk sweet and sincere instead of freaking out and my daughter looks at me like I’m crazy. Or she will say some crazy remark or ask me why I am acting “like that” which is nice I’m like do you want me to yell at you instead

    I wish you patience and some back at me.

    I will be reading your blogs so thank you

    1. Angela says:

      Yes, my kids do the same thing to me! You just want to tell them, “listen, it could be a lot worse for you right now so shut it!” Lol

      Good luck to you as well, it’s a struggle for sure!

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