It's been a heck of a year - my sweet Baldish baby boy turned 1 and has grown more lovable with each passing day. He's been going to preschool 2x a week and has really grown to love it. He continues to be a great sleeper and an overall easy kid, just a lover!
Madison started 1st grade, it's been challenging, Oliver and I have faced many new obstacles in our parenting. I'm sure by the time Aiden starts school we'll be pros! She played soccer and we finished up dance.
I ran some races, even set a new PR for a half marathon. I dealt with my insecurities being gossiped about, which in turn only made me more determined to ignore what mean people say about me. Life lessons being learned, even as an adult.
Speaking of growing up, this was the year, the year I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. I started Ollie Marie and 4 months later quit my full time HR job to pursue what makes me happy. I did things that scared me, I took a giant leap of faith, and I couldn't be more proud of myself if I'm being honest. I've learned so much and I'm excited for next year, things should run a lot more smoothly now that I've been there done that.
My business grew quickly and my family has supported me so much, it's been life changing for all of us! We added on to our house to accommodate the need for space and to allow me to continue to work from home as long as I can. We've had some rough patches FOR SURE, it was quite the adjustment for all of us and it can be stressful being together ALL. DAY. EVERY. DAY. I am forever grateful that I have the chance to be home with the kids more, while I can honestly say I've never worked this much or this hard, the flexibility I have has come in handy for everyone.
I continued to count my macros and hit the gym, I hit pre pregnancy weight and continued to drop about 10 more pounds. I set a goal of logging my food every day in MFP and today is day 364!
I am pretty proud of myself, now to add another whole year to that number! This has been the year of taking that leap of faith and focusing on my career. I hope to expand my business next year and continue to grow, it's a wonderful thing to be able to do what you love everyday. I'm still working out my physical goals for the year, but be sure to come back on Monday for the update.
Thank you to all of you who continue to read and support me, I love this community so much! For those of you who asked, my Facebook Weight loss Challenges will resume, but not until February - I'll announce closer to the time how we are accepting people :)
Happy New Year from my family to yours!