Out with the old - In with the new!

Out with the old - In with the new!

This year was one of the best and worst years of my life. I've grown more this year than many before. Go Mama Go continues to thrive under my leadership, but without my former business partner and best friend of 10 years. I also had to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees and expend endless hours in court to protect myself and the company this year from sabotage. It was extremely hard on my marriage, but my husband was dutifully supportive and loyal; and I'm incredibly grateful for that.

Many of you might have had a similar year, having a baby for the first time is incredibly hard and exhausting but is often the sweetest time of your life, looking back. That first year of parenting can be daunting and you wonder how you ever did it. But then you have another child - and one child seemed so easy in retrospect.

Like all first-time parents, I had to rise to the occasion. Instead of being afraid, I decided to tackle real fear in the the face by sky-diving not once, but twice and learned to scuba dive where in my first free dive I ran into a shark.  A challenge now is nothing more that a new way to learn, a divine gift to receive and grow from. Most importantly, by looking inward for strength I have found an unwavering reliability on the invinsibile spirit that lies within me and surrounds me at all times. I believe in my gut and no longer question my intuition.

We are all dealing with "new normals" - a new child, a career change or a divorce; but these changes help us grow, where we can claim what we really want and how we want to live our lives. Change wakes us up and often reminds us that we can do much better and be much more than we currently are. So my friends, I wish you lots of changes, challenges and choices in 2015 so you you can expand, learn and shed old skin. Happy New Year!