Oh man, 2018 is almost here so now it’s time for me to write a post looking back at the last year and looking forward to the future.

The end of 2016 kicked off the hardest year of my life.
This has been a year where it felt like all my stability absolutely shattered.
First the pain, then the rising.
I learned how to stand on my own this year. I learned how strong I am.
I’m learning the sound of my own voice.

I launched this website. I actually started making money from this site and am working on a second page about peaceful parenting and my family adventures (taming wild foxes).

I started my 200 hour yoga teacher training. I knew it would be physically challenging for me, but I had no idea how much it would push me mentally as well. I feel so lucky to be in the program I am in, with an incredible group of women. I wish I could put into words what a great experience it has been so far, but I can’t, so I’ll simply say that I love it.

I want 2018 to be a year of bravery. I want to jump more often, even when I’m scared. I want to get back on stage, I want to write books, I want to feel like I am actively participating in my life.

Those are all awesome goals, but before I can really tackle those things, I need to get back to basics.

I need to re-learn how to eat and sleep. For the first time in 7.5 years, I am not using my body to grow and/or feed another human. I have not slept in so many years and I’m exhausted.

Goal #1: In 2018, I’m gonna sleep like a….
Like a baby? Babies are the worst at sleeping.
Like a boss? Do bosses sleep a ton? I feel like probably not.
Like a rockstar? I mean, maybe because of alleged drugs and alcohol?
Like a log? Logs don’t sleep. Analogy fail.
Like the dead? Weird and also creepy.
Like a champ? Do people say champ? Is that a thing?
I just googled, “sleep like a” and apparently people also say, “like a bear”, “like a pig”, and “like a dog”. I understand exactly zero of these analogies.

Anyway- I’m gonna be so awesome at sleeping this year. I’m only going to wake up like twice every night because someone else needs water, help going to the bathroom, had a bad dream, or is just randomly awake for some unknown reason- and it’s going to be awesome.

Goal #2: I’m going to learn how to eat real adult meals. I’m going to eat more than the leftovers on my two years olds plate and figure out what foods make me feel my best. Now this goal is only possible if goal number 1, more sleep is accomplished, so we’ll see.

I would like to note that little miss 2 is continuing her 2 year streak of late night partying. She’s singing lovely songs about making snowmen and I couldn’t love her more. Except maybe if she was sleeping…

So my goals are as follows:
#1: sleep
#2: eat like a grown up

If I can accomplish those- I’m pretty sure I’m ready to be queen of the world.

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  1. Casie says:

    Babies really are the worst for sleeping. It’s good they’re cute. I hope you make great strides in your “basic” goals and your bigger ones!

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