2017: a year in review

a year ago, everything was different. and now that I look back, I realize that a year can do a lot to a person. 

time is a valuable thing and it is so insanely mind blowing to me that 2017 is over. 2017 brought me the best gift that I could have asked for, Noah. although he is here, and has been for six whole months, it is still hard to wrap my head around the fact that I can hold him. my pregnancy seemed to fly by and then on June 22, 2017, at 4:01pm, he was placed on my chest. since then, he has learned to smile, roll front to back and back to front, sit up on his own, has two teeth, is full of belly laughs and will be on the move any day now. (I am a very proud mamabear)

I feel like 2017 changed me more than any other year has. 2017 expanded my heart to a size that I wasn't even aware was possible, challenged me when it came to overcoming a fear of needles, turned me into a mother, and taught me that time truly does fly by.

though it was (and still is) a hard fact, 2017 also taught me that I can not always do it all. I do not like to ask for help and I don't like being helped but, 2017 taught me that sometimes you can not do it all. you can not wear 50 hats and conquer it all, all the time-just most. it truly does take support to raise a little human from the sleepless nights to the challenges of breastfeeding (which I will be writing about soon) to the typical 'first time mom' freak outs, friends and family are life savers.

2017 also taught me that to be an amazing mama to my little guy, I have to be ok. I have to be happy and do what it takes to get there personally and emotionally. whether it is a job you are stuck in and unhappy, the negative people surrounding you in life or just personal issues deep inside, sometimes you have to put yourself first.

I am coming in to 2018 with a very grateful heart, optimistic outlook on life, and the vision to focus on my growth as a thriving 20-something, wife and a mama to my guy. 2017 you were a year that will be unforgettable but I am so excited to see what 2018 brings.


  1. That photo collage is literally perfect. You have a beautiful little man there - congratulations mama :) Hope you have an amazing 2018 ! x

  2. I love this. As I’m about to become a mom, I’m like you and hate asking for help but I know I’ll need it. And accepting help will help me be a better person mentally I’m sure when I’m overwhelmed. A year can definitely change so much!

  3. From a mom of grown kids, cherish these moments - the good ones and the bad. You will blink and they'll be all grown up and you'll miss these early moments in their lives!

  4. Aww so sweet! I can imagine a little one would certainly change your world.

  5. I feel like I've been living under a rock! Noah is such a sweet, happy baby boy <3 You are the amazing mom that I always knew you would be :) Keep enjoying him as he continues to grow. It happens too fast ;)


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