Now is the time! Now is the perfect time for me to set my goals for 2019. Notice that I didn’t say “resolutions.” Because I have broken each and every resolution that I have ever set in my 153 years of living by the end of January. ???? I know I am not the only one. OK, maybe not every single one of them, but almost. I prefer to call them “goals” because that is something this gal can reach. Her goals! I write my list of goals every single day. And, because I have problems with thinking I can get WAY more done in one day than humanly possible, sometimes the daily goals cannot possibly be reached. But, they eventually are.
I thought it would be fun to do an entire blog series each Monday breaking down small goals that I have set for myself. Because my “goals list” is always expanding, I will be continually adding to it. This will also keep me accountable by sharing with you my progress. Writing goals down on paper, or blogging in my case, seems to help me stay on track. It also may motivate you to make some changes in your own lives that you’ve been wanting to do.
I went into the year 2018 with an attitude that it was going to be the best year EVER. I remember sitting in our hot tub at the end of 2017 with a cocktail in hand (shocking, I know) saying to Deb, “This is it… Good things are going to happen in 2018. I feel it!” ???? And they did. 2018 didn’t fall short of any of my expectations.
I reached more goals in this little business of mine than I ever set out to do. I got to work with several companies including QVC…. Once was to celebrate National Handbag Day and once for a campaign with Clarks Shoes. We got our entire master bedroom by adding new wallpaper and new bedding. We enjoyed the Pink concert in Indy to celebrate Deb’s 50th birthday in March. And, ended up taking a last minute weekend getaway in Brown County to regroup. And we even took a week long trip to Florida. Some of you are probably thinking…. “WOAAAA…. A trip and a concert. That’s nothing, old lady.” It truly is something when you would rather be home. ???? People have asked us a million times where is the one place we would love to visit. Deb’s answer is always, “I would rather look at a picture of a vacation spot from the comfort of my own couch.” And, I feel the same way.
Since we are homebodies, I usually have to force myself to plan all the things. They never sound fun to me until I am actually walking out the door. But what a difference it makes mentally. We had THE BEST time at the Pink concert and vowed to attend at least one concert each year since then. We hadn’t seen anyone in concert for over 15 years. ???? Last year, we didn’t leave the state of Indiana all Winter. And, I remember being very hostile being stuck in my house in April because it was still snowing. As soon as it thawed, we made a promise to each other that we will ALWAYS go somewhere to get away because… NEVER AGAIN! Therefore a trip was an accomplishment.
I have been jotting down all of my personal goals and changes that I want to make in the year 2019. It includes everything I have stated above plus more. I want to get my life organized. I don’t mean just my physical environment, but I mean EVERYTHING. My days need to be more efficient because I have the tendency to fly by the seat of my pants. That is a good thing to an extent, but I think I pushed that envelope a little in 2018. ???? I have some plans to keep me more on track in the new year.
Self care is another thing that needs my full attention. I’m not just talking about a healthy diet and exercise, but I mean self care of my emotional and mental state as well. To be completely happy, everything needs to be in balance. You can’t be physically fit and be an emotional basket case inside. I think it all goes hand in hand. But more about all of that later in the series.
I will keep you all informed of the vacations we take and where we go… and who we will be seeing in concert this year. Who knows. We may get really wild and crazy and take a weekend getaway trip AND see a concert all at the same time. Look at us go! ????
I LOVE to meal plan! Planning a weeks worth of meals does several things. It saves money, shortens time at the grocery store, and helps me stay on track more with healthy eating. That’s a win, win, win for me. I may share some of those ideas with you since my plan is to eat a little more healthy this year, too. I mean, I say that every year so I can’t change now.
I have many more goals as far as projects around the house and some big ticket items we would love to purchase in the year 2019. I truly believe when you speak things aloud, it gives them power. Therefore, you will be hearing from me regularly this upcoming year about this subject. I have lots of fun content planned in 2019 so stay tuned. Also, if there is anything you want to hear from me about, feel free to leave a comment. Or you can chat with me over on Facebook or Instagram. I love to hear from you guys.
I would also love to hear the goals you have set for yourselves. Now is the time to start anew!