These days for us are mostly calm now. We’ve arrived at the other side of one of the hardest years of our collective lives. Everyone is going through something. I know. The world is experiencing a shift. Inside our little family that shift was a big wave of so many things. At the start of 2021 I didn’t know where I would be emotionally. I moved out of the home I shared with my ex and onto a tiny apartment. Physically so many things have changed, emotionally it feels like I’m still the same, in grief. But slightly stronger. I am a far better person now, I am trying my hardest to be who I always believed myself to be. Centered around love for my children and myself, full of authenticity, expanding in my No’s. Building my life with intention, loving more deeply, expressing myself more. The thing that has grown the most since the start of this year has been my gratitude. That has remained a constant . Being grateful for everything I’ve experienced has made my grief become more beautiful. I know that I can handle whatever life has in store for me, and I let go of things out of my control. The storm that has been this year of our lives has served us well.

My kids are some of the best humans I know, to have been able to be here for them in their own grieving journey has been healing. They know we’re all still a work in progress, flawed and no matter how rough life gets we have each other. Always. I have built that trust with them by showing up day in and day out. I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for us. I am full of gratitude for my coparent as well. M is an incredible human and I know he always has my back and I can count on him 200%. I love that we can still do these photos for them.

2022 ..I am nervous but excited to step in. I’m open to learning, I’m open to making more mistakes if they lead me to the growth I need. I have goals and dreams to start. If you’re in the middle of your own storm my friend I urge you to listen to yourself. To move forward one step at a time. To do the uncomfortable things that give your peace and leave you full. Even though painful. May it be an amazing year for you!


boy's lashes
mom hugging her son
girl in forest
mom and piggy back ride on her son

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