Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2019 New Year's Resolutions

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Hello trusty blog readers! As you'll see, one of my resolutions this year is to blog more, but my family has been down for the count the past few weeks with horrible head colds.  Ugh.  I'm still not 100% but I feel like I'm coming out of it.  What a start to 2019!

I absolutely love setting resolutions and goals and I love the refreshing feeling of a new year. I thought long and hard about my resolutions and word for the year, and I'm excited to share them with you.  Here's what I'm striving for this year:

1. Get organized. This is my number one goal for the year and I hope to achieve it in the first part of the year. I want to get our house organized and functional like a well-oiled machine, I want to be organized at work, personal life, and organize/plan my time better. This is also in an effort to get more quality time with my family!

2. Pay off all credit cards and then save save save!

3. Get Haddie sleeping through the night in her crib by 15 months

4. Really return to blogging. I want to blog consistently, semi-professionally, utilize social media (including Instagram stories!), post more/better photos, bring in a little money, but most importantly continue to write about my life so that I have it to look back on.

5. Work out 200 times. I read this idea on another blog.  Instead of saying "x" amount of times per week, setting a real number can help.  I love the idea of ticking off each workout that I do.

6. Cooking. I want to become more efficient with my cooking and have dinner done early (by 6/6:30), make healthier recipes, budget better, and meal plan.  I enjoy cooking but it's often a source of frustration for me lately. Bonus: Plant a garden this summer and grow/eat our own food

7. Read more - at least 10 books. I know this is a paltry number to some and hopefully I'll blow it out of the water, but I've really stopped reading.  It was one of my favorite activities as a kid so I'm trying to get back to it.

8. Continue to fine-tune my friendships.  I've done a good job of letting people go and showing up more for friends, but I want to do more of this and I need to branch out to try to make some more mom friends and get to know our neighbors.

9. Reclaim my handwriting. This might sound silly, but something embarrassing about my high school self is that I really want to be like the cool kids and the all seemed to write in a similar way so I totally stopped writing in my neat cursive and copied the hybrid print/cursive that all the cool girls were doing.  Writing in actual cursive is a lot prettier and I want to have my "own" handwriting back.  I've been looking at my old journals and remembering how I used to write, so I"m trying to do this more often. By the end of the year, I'm hoping to write like my old self again!

10. Write in my physical journal on a regular basis

11. Publish my monthly goals.  This is something that I did many moons ago and I'd like to get back to it.  I want to publish my list of monthly goals and then recap how I did on them.

12. Work towards Baby #2 - this is the biggest goal and most personal!  We are ready to start the path to the next baby and I'm putting it on here so that it's out in the universe - I'm "Secret-ing" it, like that book.

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My word for the year is hygge, the Danish word for a feeling of coziness/comfort/contentment.  I think that all of my resolutions can work together to bring everything into a state of hygge.

What are your goals this year?  Do we have any of the same? Do you choose a word for the year? If so, what is it?

PS:  Do you like the blog's new look? I'm still working on tweaking it!

My brother-from-another-mother Kyle and I always write our resolutions out and then burn them on NYE! This year we didn't burn them until NYD so hopefully that doesn't change anything! ;-)

Very bad picture of our resolutions in the fire


2 comments

  1. Love the new look, & I reaaaaally hope you stick with blogging again. I miss you on here! (And in general)

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  2. I love the idea of having a X amount of work outs. I think that's probably better accountability and you won't feel so discouraged on the weeks when you don't make the weekly goal!! Genius! I also love the reclaiming your handwriting goal. I am embarrassed at how bad my handwriting has gotten after I worked so hard to make it legible!

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