“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
Let’s Blog Over My Personal Hopes & Goals for 2019!!!
Hello 2019! I hope you don’t mind that I passed on the lengthy recap of 2018 that were taking over instagram this week. Honestly I feel like I share bits of our life on the daily so no need to overwhelm the you all with the play by-play of the year right? I’ve never been big on resolutions as I never seem to follow them, but I am big on reflections!
In 2018 I was able to focus on Blogging Over Wine completely, and I got engaged!!! Aven started middle school (and he loves it), and Skylar is such a sweet, kind and beautiful young lady. I forgot to mention T A L L ! All of this makes me happy, and grateful!
A goal of mine in 2018 was to put my phone away more. Turns out I’m really good at that and checking! It can be stressful always figuring out the perfect time to post or worrying about numbers so much. Social media has become such a beast and while I love it because it’s a huge part of my job it can be SO consuming if you let it.
I think we can all agree that the phone and social media addiction is at an all time high. It’s always nice to take a break. For me it’s part of my business so I am grateful for it, but I’m quick to put it away when I need to. Lately it’s been quite frustrating to go to dinner, or hang out with friends that are consistently on the phone. I feel like people don’t even know how to communicate these days. It has been such an eye opener.
Comparison was another big one I tried to tackle in 2018. It’s so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing (especially in my industry), where they’re going, how many likes they’re getting…and honestly do we really care?! Does it really matter? As long you’re happy, healthy and focused on your own growth… that’s what really matters. I think having kids REALLY put things into perspective for me. Anytime I get sidetracked with those thoughts, my kids always remind me with how much we have to be grateful for. Last year one of the moms in Ava’s class passed away of cancer. She was so beautiful and young and left two boys behind and I just tear up now thinking about it. I am a firm believer in everyday is a gift so be SO grateful.
Ask for Help
This is at the top of my list this year! Once upon a time I deleted my entire blog and social media accounts permanently. For two years!!! Imagine having hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. Imagine growing your following and everything you imagined coming to fruition. Also imagine Britney Spears in 2007. That’s how I felt with the blog. It was everything I wanted, but then I got so overwhelmed because I didn’t have a team. I felt like I could tackle it all, and the truth was that I couldn’t. If it wasn’t for the fiancé, and some friends saying Hey! It’s okay. I’m here to help. Breathe- I’d probably have cut off my hair again… Asking for help gives balance. Balance is what I need to be able to focus on my corporate career while still managing the blog, children, my fiancé, family and friends. My inner control freak is still a work in progress, but I am so thankful for taking that step and asking for help!
I’ve ALWAYS been an organized person. SO much that I can’t even explain what happened this year! I was so completely unorganized, and not on schedule with anything. It pretty much drove me crazy. This year I plan to get back on the right track with that.
Letting Go of Relationships
Letting go of relationships that no longer serve you sounds tough, huh? Last year we learned a lot about friendship and relationships with family. We’ve decided that we want only supportive, and positive people around us. If you’re not that, then you’re not for us. Family or friend.
This is something I want to make more time for. I didn’t do as much volunteering as I’d liked last year. I donate a lot of money and products every year, but I’d love to spend more time helping on a more personable level.
Travel to New Places
I was able to travel a bit, but not as much as I wanted. So far our list of places booked for 2019 is Spain, Canada, and Cayman. I’m hoping for more, but we’ll see how it plays out.
Last year we spent so much money eating out, and drinking. It’s just so easy to make a call and say “Babe meet me here for dinner!” My fiancé is the kind of guy that prefers me to cook for him. Food is his love language, and he prefers my cooking over anyone elses’. Talk about the pressure!
The Year of The Book
I’ve been getting so many questions about the book. The holidays happened and pulled me into so many directions. I’ll definitely be updating you on the book soon!
Thank you all so much for being here and following along. I’d love your feedback or to hear your goals in 2019 too!