Let me just quickly start off by thanking Melissa for the invitation to be a part of this guest post series! I was pleasantly surprised when she asked if I’d like to take part because both her posts and her guest’s posts have always been so read-worthy, so it’s a real honor!
To now introduce myself before I delve into what I hope 2015 will be for me: I’m Kara and you can find me over at She Writes Words. I’m a stay-at-home wife and momma to a 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter and two canine furbabies.
I must admit right off the bat that overall, I’m generally not a goal-driven person. You’d find the majority of my life’s bucket list fully intact because I sway on the side of casual living. I take each day as it comes, for the most part, which drives my poor husband crazy at times. This year, however, will be a bit different. Near the end of June, we’ll be welcoming Baby #2 to the family and with that comes a whole new set of responsibilities and ultimately, some goals to go along with those.
My number one dream and goal for 2015 is to have a healthy remainder of this pregnancy. It’s been going great so far (at least up to writing this post!!) with no hiccups, so I’m knocking on wood that the rest goes smoothly as well.
You see, back in July 2014, I experienced a miscarriage in the early weeks of pregnancy, and while I feel I coped well with the situation, there will now always be something in the back of my mind nagging at me that something could go wrong. I know that being this far in the pregnancy game, there’s not a lot that could go wrong, but there’s always that little smidgen of doubt in my mind. Some may think that it’s a silly thing to get in your mind, that something could go wrong, but I think that unless you’ve personally experienced it, then you really don’t understand 100 percent. Those with kids understand a little bit better than those without, but in reality, it’s tough to relate to such a personal experience. Even my husband will never completely understand my feelings because it wasn’t his body that went through the motions of a miscarriage.
But enough with the Debbie Downer talk. I’m honestly excited and truly looking forward to the new challenges that are waiting for my in just a few short months. I’m hoping that my daughter will love her new sibling, even when she realizes that she’s going to have to share her toys, and that I’m able to show both of my children an equal amount of love. Let’s say that’s a sub-goal for 2015: To show my daughter that I’ll still love her just as much as the day she was born, even though a lot of my attention will temporary be focused on her new brother or sister.
So there you have it — my Dreams for 2015. Thanks again to Melissa for the chance to write this guest post, and I hope to see some of your faces over in my neck of the Internet woods some day!
–By Kara from She Writes Words