Life & Adulting

2014 is Mine!

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It is hard to believe that 2013 has come and gone, and we are already five days into 2014. I feel guilty for neglecting my blog so much in the past few months. The reason I have not been blogging is very personal, but I feel I can’t be true to myself or my readers and instagram followers without sharing why. In early September my husband and I found out we were expecting another baby! We were elated, we felt another child would make our family complete. We went to my first prenatal appointment and saw our little blob of a baby pulsating on the ultrasound monitor.

Unfortunately when it was time to go to my next appointment at 12 weeks, we learned that I had suffered a missed miscarriage. I had never heard of a missed miscarriage, basically your body acts as though you are pregnant, yet the baby has passed with no signs or symptoms. Needless to say my husband and I were devastated. I felt as though my body had betrayed me. Miscarriages were something that happened to other people, not me or so I thought. Thankfully I have a very strong support system with my husband, family, and close friends.

I’m not going to lie. I was angry, sad, frustrated, depressed, jealous of friends and strangers that were pregnant, drank a little too much wine, and did some major retail therapy. I realized this was no way to live, with the exception of wine and shopping in moderation! I needed to be a strong and loving mother to my son and needed to accept the love and support of my family and friends. I can’t say that I am completely healed from this, but I can say that I am optimistic about the future and know that we will have another baby when the time is right.

My goal for 2014 is:

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My personal goals or resolutions for the year are fairly simple.

1. Spend more time with the ones I love. Family and friends are everything to me.

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2. Practice Bikram Yoga (hot yoga) at least 2 times a week. I love Bikram yoga for the physical, emotional, and mental benefits. It is the best workout I have ever done and better than therapy for stress.

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3. I am going to work on eating more fruits and veggies. I am going to utilize the awesome food processor my mom gave me for Christmas. I have found that when I eat “cleaner” and exercise I feel and look so much better.

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4. I am going to focus on the positive things in life and stress less!

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5. I am also going to set a goal of blogging once a week. I not only want to share deals and ootd posts, but I want to share about my life and how I cope and sometimes fail at the day to day responsibilities of being a working mom and wife.

Thank you to everyone who follows my little blog. I promise 2014 is going to be our year!
xoxo Kari

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13 thoughts on “2014 is Mine!

  1. In so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I can’t even imagine. I love your goal for this year about doing all things with love. I love how intentional this is!

  2. You, my friend are truly fabulous both inside an out. i love you very much and I can’t wait to see what kind of awesomeness 2014 is going to bring to you. Keep up the positive vibes. Love you!!

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  3. I am so sorry to read about your loss. I know it can feel like your body has betrayed you, but please know that it is very, very common. I’ve read that a lot of women will have a missed miscarriage and not even realize it. You have an absolutely gorgeous family, Kari! Best of luck to you on having an amazing year! Xx, Chelle Rae

  4. Hehehe!!!! am loving and channeling your positive attitude… I love your family picture (It just breeds out beauty and true love) am a sucker for family tho! LOL. happy new year to you.

  5. Wow! I went through the same exact situation around the same time. It has been the hardest thing I’ve gone through. I felt your same exact emotions, but I thank God for his Grace, my family and friends! They help me through it. Your New Years resolutions have inspired me to focus on my health and family. Thank you. I wish you all the best for 2014 and many years to come.
    P.S. Love your IG account…it’s how I found you!! :-)

    1. I am so sorry for your loss. After going through this I’ve learned that a lot of people I know have had the same thing happen and then go on to have healthy, normal pregnancies which gives me a lot of hope. Thank you for following along on ig! I wish nothing but the best for you in 2014!
      XO Kari

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