As 2019 comes to an end, I find myself thinking [as most of us do this time of year] what will 2020 bring? What things do I want to accomplish? Do I have any new goals or resolutions? And what did 2019 teach me? I sometimes think we get so caught up in our resolutions for the new year, we forget to look back and thank the past year. We survived. That’s an accomplishment in itself.
I would be lying to my new readers and myself if I didn’t admit 2019 was a rough one. Mostly mentally. I am still adjusting to life outside the city and taking on more responsibility as a provider for my family. Please don’t think I’m complaining because I absolutely love the life we have here in the woods, but as someone who grew up in the suburbs her whole life, this way of life is new and a little scary. Of course, my husband and two sons had no issues jumping into this lifestyle. They’re surrounded by endless dirt and never ending adventures. I’m still worried about where to get my nails done and how my lashes look.
2019 forced me to face some truths. Ugly truths. I let some people in my life far longer than they deserved. So I Marie Kondo’d those that brought more grief than joy. As hard as it was to do, I physically felt like a weight was lifted. Unfortunately, I’d been held down so long that resurfacing was turning out to be more difficult than I anticipated. I finally reached out and got professional help and have been working on my mental state all year. I decided I needed a release of sorts. And so was born Gritz and Glam.
After much research and just talking to those close to me, putting my energy into connecting with others is something I am passionate about. If I can reassure one person that they’re not alone in their overwhelmed feelings, then I have accomplished a goal. Being a boy mom doesn’t mean being a train wreck. Being a working mom doesn’t mean losing yourself. It only enhances who you are.
So my promise to myself, my resolution of 2020 is to be a better me. If I can take care of myself and strive towards happiness, the rest will fall into place. I know I will be a better employee, a better wife, a better mother.
My plan is to truly dive headfirst into this blog and begin creating content at least once a week. The content I envision is ranging from motherhood to beauty to plain, simple life. I hope you follow me on this journey. What do you hope 2020 will bring? What are your promises? What do you intend to leave in 2019?
Life is hectic. No matter what you do. For me, well, I’m a mom of two young boys living in the countryside, working a full-time job, married to my best friend, and might be slightly makeup obsessed. I’m here to share my experiences, my fears, my dreams, and what little tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.