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We had a good but busy time for the past couple of days, so I haven't been here to wish people a Merry Christmas. So, a wee bit late, but not:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

As 2013 comes to a close, I've been thinking about 2014 and what I would like to accomplish. Then last night it occurred to me:  2014 should be the year of "Icing."

I am not going to make goals.
I'm not going to obsess over what I "need" to do.
I'm not going to apply unnecessary pressure to myself.

I'm having a baby at the beginning of the year, and taking care of a newborn is a lot of work. I don't need to add stress to that by feeling like a failure when I don't meet self-imposed goals.
Therefore, in 2014, I'm going to be the best mom I can be to my children, the best wife I can be to my husband, and the best friend I can be to myself...

Everything else, any accomplishments, projects finished, etc. beyond that are all going to be icing on the cake.

Bring on the New Year.

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athgarvan
Dec. 27th, 2013 12:25 pm (UTC)
May you enjoy a lovely peaceful New Year.
mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 08:58 am (UTC)
Blessings and peace upon you and yours in the New Year, as well!
clarentine
Dec. 27th, 2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
A neighbor once told me, while I was struggling with a newborn and trying to be all things to all people, that I needed to remember to put the big things first: the baby, my family. House cleaning and people outside that small circle could just fit in around the edges, if there was any space, and if not, I shouldn't beat myself up about it. For an overachiever like myself, it was an amazing epiphany. I wish you a wonderful Icing Year. I think you're very wise to do this. :-)
mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 08:59 am (UTC)
Being an overachieving perfectionist can be hard, can't it?

Happy New Year!
queenoftheskies
Dec. 27th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful outlook!

Hope your holidays have been happy and your New Year is peaceful and bright!
mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
I think it is the only sane outlook for this year. :P

asakiyume
Dec. 27th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
That is an excellent, excellent plan. You are a wonderful person, and knowing you is a real pleasure. And for sure, being the mother of an infant and a toddler is *plenty* to deal with.
mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 09:01 am (UTC)
I thought a lot of you and your past advice when making this plan. *hugs*
khiemtran
Dec. 27th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hope it turns out to be a great new year for you...
mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 09:01 am (UTC)
Thank you, and the same to you and your family!
frigg
Dec. 27th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
lol... I did actually suspct something like this this. :p

mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 09:02 am (UTC)
You can be the GOYA pea this year. :D
frigg
Dec. 28th, 2013 11:18 am (UTC)
I'm definitely going to be the GOYA pea. ;)
mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
I'll be here to cheer you on!
nipernaadiagain
Dec. 28th, 2013 06:23 am (UTC)
Wishing you fun sending off the year 2013 and to have a great year 2014!
mnfaure
Dec. 28th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
Special
May your 2014 be filled with special walks, special cards, special words and special people.
nebula99
Dec. 28th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Being kind to yourself sounds like an excellent goal. Best wishes for 2014.
sunflower_sky
Dec. 28th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
I highly approve. :) Happy New Year!
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