Welcome 2019, I am embracing you with open arms. This past year has been incredibly rough teaching me and opening my eyes to many things I haven’t yet seen, experienced, or felt ever in my life. I suffered more heartache than I care to discuss and I have honestly changed so much in just a short amount of time. I am slowly trying to pick up the pieces and move forward as that is what is needed right now. I pray that 2019 takes it easy on me and things start to get back to normal around here. I hate to start a post off on a sad note, but don’t worry it gets better! Goodbye, 2018 and bring on 2019!
This will be my year of change as I am more determined than ever. Seems everyone right now is talking about their word of the year, so I took some time to think about what I personally needed most before writing on this topic. I am in desperate need of change, but also some ‘self-love’ is what I would like to call it. Now let me explain a little and go more into detail of my plans to make 2019 one fantastic year! If you have goals yourself, I would love to hear about as well. I know that a lot of people don’t believe in setting goals, I understand that. I am a goal oriented person and love to be reminded daily of what is ahead of me. Every year I make a list, print it off, and on the fridge, it goes for the entire year. Looking back on 2018 – I accomplished most of my goals and can’t wait to spend this year attempting some new ones!
My word of the year is going to be BALANCE. I desperately need balance in my life. I work long hours trying to help everyone, I try to show up for everything, and I tend to wear myself out often. I am a people pleaser and am grateful that I have such compassion and caring heart. I just really need to have balance at times. My weekends are typically filled up with cleaning, groceries, and events. I had to think of ways to make things easier on myself – such as groceries being delivered, taking evenings to just wind down instead of cleaning, reading before bed, and saying NO if I can’t make it happen. Learning to say NO has been one of the hardest things for me, but I am getting better with time. I just can’t do it all.
To make the balance work in my household and also strive for other HUGE goals such as paying the debt off from my surgeries – we both are working pretty hard to get there this year. I’m still working long hours alongside my husband that is doing the same. Debt is such a considerable, and we are really trying to get it paid off as soon as we can. Last year we conquered a ton and hoped to do the same this year. That does mean we do work a lot of hours – about 12 hours each day, but hoping we don’t have to do that for much longer. We decided together to have one weekend day be a “down day” for all of us. Try to not really schedule anything and spend some time relaxing or doing something we love. This is a massive step for us and a much break!
I also want to focus on my blog this year and make it a priority. I have to admit I do have SO much to learn, so many courses to get through, and it’s going to take me some time to get really good with it… but I will make it happen! Even though it is so much work, I really do love learning and growing to hopefully be successful one day. This is something I would love to do in the long run and very hopeful to make it happen. In the past, I put it on the back burner, but I am really trying to set aside time to learn as much as I can right now. I never knew how much time, effort and creativity went into blogging but its way more than you can imagine! I can’t wait to see what this year holds for me as I put as much effort as I can into making the blog amazing!
I can’t wait to see the progress I make this year with my goals for myself and my family. Last year was a huge hit for my family and hoping we can take the experiences, losses and move in the right direction for 2019. I know it won’t be easy and we will probably stumble along the way but as long as we keep the right mindset anything is possible. We welcome you 2019, can’t wait to see what you have in store! Let me know in the comments some of your goals for the new year – I would love to hear them!