perseverance - noun
continued effort to do or acheive something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of perservering
(definition from www.merriam-webster.com)
2018 brought the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Tears were shed, laughs were shared and it all brought us to this very moment right now. It tested not only my mental toughness but also my emotional strength every single day. Last year, a little girl turned one, tough conversations were had, we celebrated four years of marriage, a job was lost and so much more. There were moments of pride and seemingly even more moments of darkness. But here we are. It is a week into the new year and I feel more confident than ever that this will be the year.
I've made a promise to myself and my family that I will persevere. I will not let obstacles or difficulties get in my way of success. My effort in 2019 will be steadfast. I will persevere in my home, my work, and anything that comes before me.
I haven't written a blog post in so long and it feels right be writing this one as the first (of many) in 2019. I'm ready to grow and learn and 2019 feels like the perfect year to do that.
What will 2019 bring you?
See you soon, E