Life with Luna: 2017

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Before my very eyes, Luna is turning into a toddler. She is really perfecting her balance and speed while walking, and is {finally} starting to imitate words, such as Papa, up, agua + Aba (her grandma).  You may notice one of those words is not Mama, but I digress…{hrmph}.

It’s really hard to wrap my head around this rapid passing of time on most days. I still remember the moment of her birth clearly, and when I see us well on the way to being half way to 2, it can do a number on my heart. Time can do this.

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Onesie; c/o Younglings NYC
Jeans; Target {no longer available}
Boots; c/o Bobux
Sunglasses; Baby Gap {similar}
Bracelet; Pura Vida

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I didn’t really make a traditional New Years post, so you are getting one today.
Every year, I make wishes. As you all know, I am not a fan of resolutions, but I do want to set goals for myself when you seemingly are given tabula rasa. While getting ready to set these new intentions into the universe, I grabbed the little piece of paper I use to write them down and keep in my sacred space. Upon reading what I had set for myself at the beginning of 2016, I could not believe it: I achieved every single one. I don’t think that has ever happened. It made me smile and it made me ready for a new year.

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Sure, 2016 was an overall very difficult year for society and culture as a whole, but on a personal level, it was enlightening and inspiring. 2016 made me a working mama, and gave me the strength to navigate those new waters. I still struggle with it today, but it has taught me priorities. 2016 made me live in the present: less doing, more being. I realized what was truly important and most importantly, that made me appreciate and value those things. Funny thing is, they weren’t things at all.

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I learned to very quickly rid myself of toxicity or people that brought that to my life. I can honestly say that I know what and who I want in my life and what and who I do not. I succeeded, I stumbled, I felt unsure, but I can say with absolute certainty that I lived.

This little toddler that brings me so much love, joy, anxiety and frustration has a lot to do with the “new me.” It is the me that has been there all along, she just managed to adjust all the right knobs.

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So thank you, Luna.
Thank you, 2016.

  • Love love love. Happy New Year. <3

  • Kay

    Parenthood is pretty great, right? Sounds like you are rocking motherhood. 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • B.

    It’s crazy how quickly babies grow. I have a nephew who just turned SIX (cries) and another that just turned two and I still can’t believe it.

  • What a lovely post. And I can’t believe how fast little Luna is growing up! It goes so fast. It really does prove you have to make the most of every minute, right? x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • melificent

    Muah! Same to you my love!

  • melificent

    It is, indeed! Ditto to you hun!

  • melificent

    Ugh, I know. My nephew is TEN. It’s unbelievable and unfair.

  • melificent

    Aw thanks! It really is way too fast!