Here are 10 times when that feeling hit home for me:
When - as a child - I stood at the window for ages waiting for my dad to arrive and pick me up on his night...I KNEW that being late was something I would never be okay with. And that this was a feeling I never wanted my own kids to know.
When I met my (would be) husband for the first time at the young age of 14...I didn't know that I would marry him but I KNEW he was going to be an important part of my life.
When I found out I was pregnant for the first time....I KNEW I wanted to have a girl. (No offense to all you mamas to boys...they are awesome...but I wanted a girl so much it hurt.)
When I saw my baby girl for the first time - so tiny and fragile having arrived 7 weeks early...I KNEW she was a fighter and was going to be just fine. And that my life was never going to be the same.
When I saw my second baby girl for the first time...I KNEW that there was actually enough room in my heart to love her just as much as my first.
When I spend time with my friends...I KNOW how lucky I am to have so many amazingly wonderful women in my life. You know who you are.
When I started running...I KNEW that it wouldn't be easy but that I was going to make it a part of my life.
When my life fell apart last year and I experienced depression for the first time...I KNEW that I had to pull myself out of it for the sake of my kids. And I that not letting it kill me would actually make me stronger. And it did.
When I think about 2014...I KNOW that it will be a year of change and evolution. But that it will also be my best year yet.
2014 started with this accomplishment...
...and that was only the beginning.