This Year I Will.... — One Moore Thing

I am just returning home from one of those weeks between Christmas and New Years where you hibernate at your childhood home with some of your favorite humans and you barely wear makeup, let alone know what day it is.

You laugh with the twenty-one people under the same roof from different corners of Maryland and Dallas and South Korea and even though you only get to gather all together every few years, your children pick up and play and dance as though no time or distance has passed. You eat great food and consume an incredible amount of cheese and champagne and you talk about all of the things and you sleep too little and you feel deliciously taken care of. You play cards and lose to your nieces in Just Dance and you write down in your new glorious planner everyone’s words of the year for 2019. And even though some of the people picked words like crabcakes, you love them anyway.

This safe space was so good for my soul.

I am starting this new year off with gratitude.
I feel not only so lucky to have had that time but I am so ready to return to the life and work and people and routine that I love.
My word of the year is thrive; my backbone and my compass. All arrows of this year are pointing upward.

I have learned hard, powerful lessons in the closing and the redefinition of chapters in 2018. I am letting my armor down. I am open and I am ready. This year I will flourish. This year I will surround myself with the light seekers and the people who lift me and not get weighed down in negativity. I will remind myself that I am the one responsible for my reactions and the joy I bring to the table. This year I will make space to hold and listen to my children more. I will forgive myself for past mistakes and know that I am worthy of every great thing that comes my way. I will not settle. I will keep my heels high and my standards higher. I will say no to the things that no longer serve me. I will read more and travel to places I’ve never seen and laugh too loud and take up space and not apologize for living and building a life that I am in love with. I will know that I am enough and capable of doing it all with my own two hands.

I will choose me. I will choose my children. I will choose my career. I will choose my people, my life, my growth, my happiness, our happiness, again and again.

The seeds have been planted. This is the year that they break the surface.

This is the year that we thrive.

Here’s to a new chapter.
Happy happy new year.

 

Katie has a new book out that is a collection of quotes and mic drops to embrace your inner warrior. "Girl Power" is available now on Amazon and is the perfect gift for all the warriors in your world. You can find out more details and book signing info on her instagram @katieyackleymoore. Endless thanks for reading. Xo


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MooreFam SKatie Yackley Moore is a freelance writer, real estate agent, yoga instructor and a momma of four navigating life and a separation and finding herself in the process. She adores coffee shops, laughing until it hurts and impromptu dance parties. Her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, Mamalode and HuffPost Parents. She has published a journal entitled "Dream a Bigger Dream" and the children's books "You Are a Warrior" and "We are Family" and just finished her first novel. Catch up with her between tea breaks at The Naked Momma and on Facebook.

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