365 Day 1 – I am a Mother

Proud Mom

It has been a hectic week and I am a few days delayed on my 365 posts.  You may see a few today as I play catch-up.

Day 1, of the 365 days of me, represents the biggest part of what defines me.  I am a single mother of two amazing children.  My biggest desire is to be a wonderful mother and I work extremely hard at it.  All the crazy things I do in my life seem to slightly fade when I look into their smiling faces.  They inspire me daily and fill my heart with love.  Their innocence softens my sometimes jaded view of the world.

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The 365 Days of Me

Good afternoon my friends and a Happy New Year to you all!  Despite the cliché, I very much view the new year as a clean slate.  A point in time that I can reboot and forgive any negative in my past.  I have spent some time reflecting back on 2014 and recognizing the progresses I have made even though I may not always feel it.

I have gained a great deal of inspiration from my fellow bloggers.  I thank each and every one of you for inviting me into your lives.  As I read and write I realize that my journey, and those who share similar journeys, often carries a negative tone.  It is after all the nature of addiction.  Though this is a huge part of me, it is not what defines me.  It is not what defines any one of us.

I have spent a good portion of the last year trying to figure out how I am going to overcome such a hurdle.  Feeling as though I am alone in this journey even though there are many others out there like me.  Giving my addiction so much focus has made it easy to forget that it is not all that makes up me as a person.  One thing I have neglected to do as much as I should is focus on what does define me.  That is going to change effective immediately.

For the next 365 days I will post something that I believe defines me as a person.  I will do this in addition to my regular posts.  My intention is to remind myself that I am more than the negativity and struggles that I am going through.  For those of you out there that may be going through a difficult journey of your own, I hope this inspires and reminds you that there is much more that defines you than the struggles you face.