“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
― Oprah Winfrey
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This year for New Years (although it being our first one together) we spent most of the time apart from each other because my kidney stones apparently and decided they wanted to stick around for 2018 too :(( BUT…. on the positive side of things, my husband was able to spend time with our amazing family at a family reunion bringing in the new year with the people we love most! SO at least one of us made it to the festivities 🙂 Throughout the year I am constantly setting new goals for myself, so naturally New Years is actually one of my favorites because it means a fresh start and a long list of goals! I narrowed a few of my goals down and I’m so excited to share them with you! I hope that you can take away some positivity and motivation but most of all, I hope you can share some of your personal goals with me, as well! I love hearing about the different ways people are constantly working on bettering themselves. 🙂
- Be brave.
YOU GUYS. I am probably 10/10 one of the most stay inside my comfort zone type of person. It is SOOO hard for me to try new things! I don’t know if it’s because I get nervous, or embarrassed, or both….I just have the hardest time trying new things. I feel like it keeps me from lots of little moments in life and I’m looking for 2018 to change that!!
2. Leave it.
I’m so excited for this goal. Mostly because it can apply to so many aspects of my life and it’s exactly what you think it is. Leave it. If someone hurts me and I’m angry, I’m going to leave it. If I’m bugged by someone else choices and I feel like it’s my business, I’m going to leave it. If I’m stressed about something that I have no control over, I’m going to leave it. If I hear about something that I’m not sure is true, I’m going to leave it. No more hurting other people by getting involved, no more hurting myself by never letting it end. I’m leaving it.
3. Do something about it.
I feel obligated to have some type of health and fitness goal NOT just because I got kidney stones and water is now my best friend….;) But because it naturally can solve a lot of problems! And this is about to get personal. My whole life I’ve struggled with body image. My curvy body just has never been good enough for me! I’m SO insecure about the way it looks and I am constantly criticizing it and telling myself “If I was skinny, it would solve all my problems.” WHICH….lol. Is not true. I know it’s not true but I tell it to myself without even realizing It all the time! Before the New Year started, I was really upset and struggling with body image after I cut my hair. I was weeks into doing BBG, a workout program that I had seen incredible results with from friends! I was SO happy and loving working out every day! Although my kidney infection put a little pause on it, I’m planning on picking it back up FULL force after my final surgery next week! I am so excited to finally do something about the way I feel about myself and give the criticizing a break. If you have a fitness goal for the new year or have struggled with similar body image problems that I have…MESSAGE ME! Support is the best kind of friendship you can have! 🙂 Lets do this together!! 🙂
I guess these goals are getting more personal than I thought, but I’m here to be transparent with you all. 🙂 As much as I hate to admit it, I have so much anxiety. My mom has told me my whole life, but I never wanted to believe her. As I’ve gotten older…my anxiety has grown and I’ve come to recognize the things that help and don’t help. I’m looking forward to doing the things in 2018 that help me get rid of it. Breathing more and realizing that it’s not always the end of the world!
5. Do my best.
This might be my favorite goal. I struggle with giving things 100% all the time. At the beginning, I’m so into it and I give 250% but as soon as things start to settle in, naturally I start to cave and don’t always give my all. For 2018 I want to always do my best. In work, with my blog, with my marriage, with my friends and family….I’m going to just always do my best. If you’re always doing your best, you will grow and you will be proud of how far you come.
I hope that your year brings everything happy. Naturally, we will have our days. But I hope you power through those days full force and I hope you always remember to carry gratitude for all the things you do have and do accomplish this year! Proud of you!!! 🙂
& since I didn’t snap any pictures sick in bed on New Years….Here are some pics from my birthday dinner the day after! I HAVE THE BEST HUSBAND WHO SPOILED ME ROTTEN! I LOVE YOU CHARLIE!!! THANK You to everyone who made my birthday so special!!! I love you all!!!! Bad quality photos, high quality people hahaha