Well... here we are January 15.
We’re half way through the first month of the year and I am slowly getting back into the groove.
If you’re been following along on Instagram or my Podcast you know that this year I did something I have never done.
I took the first two weeks of January completely off.
I didn’t blog.
I didn’t record podcasts.
I was barely on social media (in fact, I completely disconnected for a full week, and even deleted the apps off my phone).
Then I wrapped up the two weeks by heading to the Bahamas for a weekend with Darren with the sole purpose of just reconnecting with each other. (Despite being someone who preaches the importance of weekly date nights, these days, our alone time has been scarce.)
Guys, it was good. Like really good! I’m coming back feeling recharged, refuelled and so freaking clear about what I want for this community this year!
SIDEBAR: I highly recommend that you do this too. If possible, take some sort of break from real life to detox and reflect. It doesn’t have to be in January (however that is really nice) … you can do it whenever.
Think about life, how it’s going, what’s going right, what you want more of, what you want less of and then make a plan for how you’re going to just go for it!
Even if it’s just for a weekend, unplug and get away from the hustle bustle of every day life… it truly is game changing… or as Darren likes to say “battery charging.”
There are so many things that are unknown about this year, but one thing I know for sure is not only am I going to start 2020 the same way as I did 2019, I am also going to do it half way through 2019, All in the name of striving for more balance (more on that later).
Anyway, today, while I prepare to get back into it, I thought I would do something a little different and just give you the low down on what you can expect from this platform this year!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM ME IN 2019
As I said in the podcast I released on New Years Eve… even though last year was amazing, it was also very hectic. To be completely honest with you, I felt completely disorganized, anxiety ridden and like I could never get ahead.
I was constantly rushing around and felt like I was always telling the kids “hurry up, we’re in a rush”.
Life is NOT meant to be rushed through.
You’re also not supposed to have a pit in your stomach everyday.
But that’s how I was living.
The “to do” list was too big.
I was saying YES to too many things.
All while dealing with the emotional consequences of our journey with secondary infertility.
On the outside I had it all together, but on the insight I could feel my heart beating all day, and not in a good way.
I am pretty sure I wrote this in my previous post THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE MY LIFE, but when I was asked to describe 2018 in one word, words like reactive, disorganized, flustered came to my head.
(YES I know I can be hard on myself, but I’m just being completely honest here. It was a heavy year.)
Anyway, I am getting off topic here…
This year. This Platform.
The tagline (or whatever you call it) for this platform is “all things motherhood, step-motherhood and living a KICK-ASS Life.”
In the intro of my podcast I say “each week I’ll provide you with tips, strategies and mindset shifts to support you in living your own version of a KICK-ASS Life, while brining you along as I create my own.”
THAT is what this year is all about.
Whether it be in motherhood, blended family life, my marriage, entrepreneurship or personal development, I’m focused on taking things to the next level in all areas of my life… and I’m going to share the process with you.
If I learn a lesson, you’ll hear about it.
If I learn game changing tips and strategies, I’m sharing them with you.
If I’m struggling, I’ll give you the low down in hopes of helping you avoid the same.
If I LOVE something, you’re going to hear about it too!
A huge focus this year is going to be about finding more balance in life. Because guys… I don’t think that balance is bullshit. I think that Society’s idea of what the word balance means IS!
And I think that you can strive for balance while still accepting the gongshow that is motherhood!
BLOGS, PODCASTS + EMAILS
I don’t think I can truly explain to you JUST how much I love writing and podcasting for you guys! Even when I was off, the ideas kept flowing and full disclosure, I did jot some notes down in my phone. I just can’t shut it off.
In terms of content, the schedule will be pretty much the same!
A new podcast is released… so make sure you subscribe so that you stay up to date!
(By the way, if you’re loving the Podcast, head to iTunes and give me a rating and leave a review… in the podcast world, ratings and reviews are GOLD. They helps spread the word about the podcast and will help me to get some phenomenal guests on the show.)
A new blog post will be posted!
my exclusive email to everyone on my email list is also sent out.
Guys if you haven’t gotten the memo, every week I send out a personal musing or stepmom lessons via email that NEVER makes it to the blog… so if you’re not on the list… click here to jump on.
By the way, If you have a topic you’d like me to cover or a question you’d like me to answer, you can submit it HERE!
SUPPORT FOR STEPMOMS + BLENDED FAMILIES
As you may have heard, the cart for my highly acclaimed course for stepmoms, The KICK-ASS Stepmom Project closed on New Years Day. BUT don’t fret… I’m STILL here to support you. I’m STILL here to show you how to live a KICK-ASS Life amongst the extra stressors that come with step-motherhood and blended family life… I still have your back!
Each month I’ll work with up to five stepmoms through my one-on-one coaching sessions. I’m only taking a limited number of stepmoms each month because I want to ensure that I give each and every one of you that time and attention you deserve, while still having the bandwidth to create free content on the blog and podcast for everyone else! So… if you’re like enough is enough, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE MY LIFE… I need some next level support, I’ve got you girl!
You can see if it’s the right fit for you HERE!
If you have’t grabbed your copy of my ebook, 101 Ways to be a KICK-ASS Stepmom, it’s still here, waiting for you. In this downloadable ebook I share 101 tips, strategies and mindset shifts for stepmoms ready to live a KICK-ASS Life!
Other than that, we’re carrying on with business as usual! You can still follow along on Facebook, Instagram and now, I’m also hanging out on Pinterest (You can’t live a KICK-ASS Life within a little vision boarding right?!).
Come on over and say hi!
As always, huge thanks to every single one of you! Your support, your messages, your likes and comments and shares mean the absolute world to me! I am so grateful for every single one of you!
Here’s to 2019 being our best one yet.