Here’s to the good that found you, and the great that awaits. ⠀ Happy new year, friends xx
“That awkward time between Christmas and New Year’s where you don’t know what day it is, who you are or what you’re supposed to be doing.” —tbh, I’ve been feeling this way for weeks now! #postpartum ⠀ As a fresh family of three, we are laying low at home for these last few days of 2019, quietly reflecting on how much we learned, grew, experienced and accomplished in one, gosh not to mention, *TEN* years. ⠀ For the past few, I’ve shared my personal worksheets for “A Wildly Intentional New Year” but with the arrival of Isla, I didn’t get around to updating them this month. So instead, I thought I’d pick out a couple of my favorite questions/prompts and share them with you here: ⠀ + REFLECT What were some of the decisions I made that led to my personal definition of success? ⠀ + VISION What do I want to stand for, model or represent this year? ⠀ + ACTION What or who will I invest in to feel supported in the projects I want to pursue/prioritize? ⠀ Have a Q/prompt to add? I’d love to know the ones you’re giving some thought to before the new year rolls in! ⠀ pc: @elanaloo
I blinked and a month passed since we welcomed our Isla girl. 💛 ⠀ Isla loves bath time, visits from the kissy monster (aka @joshsamad), and is so close to smiling back at us. ⠀ While being inside this Isla bubble, I’ve lost track of what day of the week it is and continue to wonder how two hours can possibly pass by so quickly, ha! ⠀ But in all seriousness, being this girl’s mama is the greatest gift. I cannot wait to see how we both grow in the months to come. ✨
𝑆𝐴𝑌 𝑇𝐻𝐼𝑆: 𝐼 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝐼 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑚 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑙. 𝐼 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔. ⠀ Oh how these brilliant words by my beautiful friend @lindseyeryn feel like they were written just for me. (ps. —if you’re not signed up for her daily pep talk texts, get on it!!!) ⠀ During what’s normally a very busy and full season, I’m grateful for the stillness, space and slower pace our Isla girl has gifted me. Presence during this sacred postpartum period was always something I wanted to prioritize —permission to just “be” without the pressure to perform. ⠀ For the first time in I don’t know? forever? December actually feels like a month of rest and reflection rather than one of proactive planning. For the first time, I’m not trying to focus on the next thing. ⠀ So, here’s to surrendering any 2020 expectations and allowing the next chapter to simply write itself. Rather than over-doing it on the goals + plans, let’s create more space for beautiful things to show up and surprise us. ⠀ pc: @elanaloo
SHE’S HERE! // Isla Isabel Samad, our sweet little love joined us earth-side on November 18th, sharing a birthday with my Dad in heaven —a synchronicity that feels so unbelievably special. ⠀ We’ve been soaking in and savouring every cuddle, smile, and heart-bursting moment with her ever since. ⠀ Isla girl, you are our dream come true. We cannot wait to show you the world!