Words for 2019

Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something. 

Goal: the result or achievement toward which effort is directed. 

Every year, I make resolutions or goals for myself in the beginning of the year. (Who doesn’t) but every year, when I look back on them I get frustrated if I haven’t conquered them or if I have then I kind of do it and forget it but tend to not follow up on them. 

This year I am going to try something new and focus on words that I want to help me become better as a person in general and as a mom to Noah. 

Time. Why does it seem like there truly aren’t enough hours in the day!?  Time is something I struggle with because I tend to over commit myself and stretch myself too thin. I want to make sure I am giving 100% of myself in everything I do even if that means saying no to certain things here and there. 

Presence. In 2019, I want to be fully present always. Between being a full time mom, a full-part time employee, blogger, my photography business and my beauty business it is sometimes hard to balance it all and be full in each aspect. I want to be able to manage my time better so that when I am with Noah, I am fully with him. Not 95% with him and 5% checking messages and responding to emails. When I am out with friends I want to be fully present. Same goes for my multitude of side projects, I want to designate formal "business hours" to accomplish what I need to do for that day just in that time. 

Rest/Self Care. For anyone that knows me, they know I spread myself way too thin. I have a "super women" complex meaning that I feel like I am letting people down or being weak if I ask for help or need a break. In 2018, I was very harshly shown that that isn't the case and that that just makes me weaker as a person ironically. As moms, I believe that it is very easy to feel guilty about needing a break here and there or resting. Everyone says "sleep when baby sleeps" but for me, I feel like thats when I need to tackle the pile of dishes in the sink or mop the floors that have been sticky for a week. I know that this one will be h a r d for me but I know that for my health, sanity, relationships, and just overall happiness, I need this to become a thing for me. Not all the time but at least a few days out of the week. 

These are my words for 2019. What are yours?


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