New year, same me…just a little bit better and possibly more productive.
I hate that everyone feels like a new year has to bring a total transformation. Girl, lemme tell you. You’ve made it quite a long way being yourself. You are excellent just the way you are. So don’t feel bogged down by 1,234,567 resolutions, because you don’t need a total overhaul! You might need some fine-tuning here and there, but something tells me you’re kinda the $h!t already. So lets set some goals together and celebrate each other when we reach them, and encourage each other when we fall a teeny bit short.
I am sharing my goals and plans for 2019 for a few reasons: to hold myself accountable, to have a record to reflect on and to help YOU set goals. So here we go!
Be able to do pull-ups without bands or the machine
Run at least one long-distance (3+ miles) run a week
Fuel my body more consistently (aka more veggies and fruit and less sugar and empty carbs)
Stretch more frequently and improve my flexibillity
Experiment with new, clean recipes and share them with you
Stop yo-yo dieting and be more consistent with my food
Work on being neater - hang up clothes when I take them off, keep the bathroom counter straight, stop keeping an entire wardrobe in my car, small things like that ;)
Write more letters
Clean out my closet and sell/donate the items I don’t wear
Spend less time on my phone when I am at home
Be more consistent with quiet time
Go through the entire bible via the Daily Audio Bible podcast
Learn to use my Kitchen Aid mixer
Post on my blog 4-5 times a week
Spend more time in prayer together
Find a favorite “date night” spot in Spartanburg and go once a month
Celebrate Hunter’s school accomplishments more
Be in the moment and plan less
Not get worked up over little things
Spend more weekends at home together and less weekends traveling
Start a tradition to celebrate our first anniversary
Get 3 new freelance clients
Earn a raise at work
Reach 10k followers on Instagram so that I can get the swipe-up function for y’all to shop easily! It’s a long road to 10k, lemme tell ya!
Set work hours for myself so that I am not constantly working when I am home
Learn to manage my inventory better so that I am able to keep necklaces in stock for you constantly
So far, 2019 is shaping up to be a good year. My blog is taking me to New York City in February and I am pumped! I am in a wedding in May and I can’t wait to participate in the festivities with my girlfriends. Hunter will finish with the “class part” of medical school and start rotations this summer. Orange Theory opened in Spartanburg and I became a founding members, so lots of fitness classes are in store for this year. My sister’s baby is growing fast so I hope to make several trips to Nashville to visit. Who knows what else 2019 will hold?! All I know is that I am excited for another year that will (hopefully) knock me out of my norm and push me to grow even more. What are you goals? Your resolutions? Your plans? Share them with me! I might even adopt a few of them as my own.
Happy New Year!