So we've been busy these past couple of weeks. We celebrated Christmas with our families, and right after took care of Grandpa for five days, so it's been non stop here at the Watts house. John' sister came into town, from VA, to celebrate Christmas. It's always nice when she makes it this way. Wish she could do it more often. We celebrated Christmas Eve with John's parents, and sister, and then Christmas day with my grandpa and aunt. Gifts were exchanged, but that's never the best part. I truly enjoy other's company, contrary to my shy nature, and love when they all come around together. So many personalities in the same room always keeps it interesting. Rordan received many nice gifts, of which we are thankful for. He's been playing up a storm with all of them.
That leads me to my goals for this year. I have let other's influence my mood far too often this past year. I've decided that I will no longer live that way, because it has made me such a miserable person at times, and I know that isn't what God wants for me and my family. I was given the opportunity to stay at home with my child to improve his life, and not have him be around a cranky person, because I have become depressed over things going on in my adult world. Rordan means too much for me to let it continue, and luckily, as silly as it sounds, in just the past two days, with this new outlook, I've been a much more enjoyable person to be around, and I have enjoyed other's so much more as well.
I've never spoken about it before here on the blog, but I am sure that I suffered from Post Partum Depression, after Rordan was born. I was not prepared to deal with it, but with the help of my husband I have been able to work it out without outside help. This was a personal choice of mine, and I encourage anyone that feels the need for outside help to please seek it out. I was ashamed of the fact for so long, but now I know I did nothing to cause it, and that it's a very common thing to experience. The depression has lingered on even two full years after his birth. Luckily I feel that it's getting better. It's another goal of mine to continue working towards a full recovery. I will keep you updated as I go along with this blog. I may even post more about what I went through if anyone is interested, or if I see it beneficial to do so.
Another goal of mine this year is to work with Rordan, and prepare him for pre-school. He's only two, but I know that so many children are getting some form or formal education even at this age, and I don't want him to be left behind. I'm going to try to compile a list of activities to complete each week with him, and share those as we go along as well.
As for the blog, it is sort of my journal, as well as creative outlet, so I will continue to post here as long as it doesn't interfere with any of my other goals. The community I have met on Instagram recently has been such a blessing to me personally, and creatively, and I hope that one day visiting my blog with be something something my friends do on a weekly basis, to see what's going on "Around the Watts House". I have a never ending list of things I'd like to do this year at home, so be on the lookout for those completed things to be shared.
Happy New Year to you all!