A NEW CHAPTER - AND JOY


BRIT NICOLE PHOTOS from this session.


From the time that Trevor finished Law School, to now, so much has changed in my life. I have never had a year full of so much change, and being totally honest, it was a pretty difficult year for me. Last fall I wrote a blog post about being in a funk and after that, life took even more crazy turns. With the highs and lows of getting pregnant, buying a house, settling into a new job, and a whole bunch of other randoms in-between... I really had to learn to let things go and just let things happen. I also learned to stop complaining and make the changes I wanted to see happen!

I think getting pregnant helped give me that extra boost I had been needing. There is nothing like knowing you are bringing a life into this world to encourage you to get your shiz* together! If I had known the pressure of having a kid would help me get my butt going on tons of unfinished projects, and personal goals, I would have had a baby years ago ;) All jokes aside, I have been really focusing on making sure my life is lining up accordingly to bring this little girl into the best situation possible. I am not striving for perfection here, but just making sure I am taking care of me and the things going on in my life.

While I have experienced so much change in the last year, I know this year will bring the biggest changes yet. I am entering a whole new chapter and phase in life and I don't think I have ever been more excited for something. I feel like I am already changing for the better by her influence, and she isn't even here yet! My perspectives have shifted and I haven't felt this happy and content with life in awhile. My Dad has always said that nothing will bring you greater joy in this life than your children... and I think I am enjoying just the beginning of that sentiment.

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  1. I am so excited for you! Motherhood is a whole new level of productivity and at the end of the day I have never felt more accomplished even if my house is a wreck or the laundry isn't done. I am nurturing a babe and that is everything. You are going to do wonderful :)

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    1. I love it Katie! I can only imagine but I already have the sense I know exactly what you are talking about :)

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  2. That is great that she is already making you the best you can be & she's not even out in the world yet. You are going to be a great mom! :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Mandie! I will be trying my best, that's for sure! haha

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  3. I love how positive you are! You're going to be a great mommy!

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  4. I agree with your dad. I don't think I knew true happiness until we had our kids. They complete our lives in ways we didn't even know were lacking fulfillment.

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  5. Yes big changes but so much joy and happiness as well

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  6. We just had our first baby 4 weeks ago and I LOVE being a Mom! You are going to be amazing -both as a Mom and a woman. I'd love to read a more detailed post of the specific things you are doing that you referred to here as well as more of your thoughts about being the best you! 😊

    Btw just posted my birth story! www.findingjoyandbeauty.blogspot.fi

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