On the eve of my 31st birthday, I find myself thinking about how quickly the year has passed and how much has happened…
I’ve become a mother. It’s the most amazing thing to me.
I’ve learned to appreciate life more.
I’m healthier. In Jan 2008 I set myself a goal to lose 40 pounds. I made it halfway before my pregnancy and 30th birthday. Since Dylan’s birth I’ve lost 18 of the remaining 20 lbs.
The downturn in the economy has actually been a blessing as it has given me an opportunity to take an extended leave from work so I can spend more time with my son.
I’m happier than I have been in a long time and I think motherhood is part of the reason – Dylan really does bring an extra bit of joy to my life.
I’m looking forward to what the next year will bring.