Hello Everyone!

I know I’m probably going to sound like everyone else in this post, but I want to go into 2019 with a goal oriented mindset.

I don’t know if I believe in the concept of New Year resolutions because it seems like when I make one, I spend the first two weeks of January being my best self and the rest of the year being my regular, pre-resolution self.

So this year I decided to just go into the new year with a positive mindset and a few goals.

I actually started this list before my first wedding anniversary because I wanted to be my best self so I could be the best wife to Mike. So some of these things will just be carryover goals from my post October Goals that I already have been working on.

Personal Goals

Run a 5K. I gained a lot of weight this year from living in a town without a gym, from being pregnant, from extreme sadness after I lost the baby and was eating my feelings, and of course from the holidays. So I made a goal in October to do 3 home workouts a week and go to the gym twice a week to run. So far I have been doing ok with this one.

Practice mindful eating more. I want to be more healthy in general so eating more fruits and vegetables has definitely been a goal of mine since October. I also really want to only eat when I actually am hungry instead of when I’m bored or procrastinating chores.

Get a job. I job-hunted on and off throughout 2018 but I moved 3 times, was pregnant, had a miscarriage, went to Tennessee, and went to Alaska so I hardly had any time to focus on the job hunt. To be honest I don’t actually need to work because my husband makes enough that I can stay home if I wanted. I actually did want to stay home in the beginning because I wanted to have kids right away. Anyway its been a year, I don’t have kids, I’m bored, and I can work so I might as well so that we can have a little extra money for savings.

Financial Goals

Save $40 each month. I chose $40 in October because its only $20 a paycheck. The reason I’m saving is because we spent all our savings on medical bills from my pregnancy and on buying a house. So if we were to have an emergency, we probably wouldn’t have enough money to get through it.

Blog Goals

500 followers. I have never had a goal for growing my blog before. When I started writing, it was mostly as a mental health outlet, and to share with my family what Mike and I were doing in Montana. I have always considered my blogging experience a success since day one because I thought if one person followed me and liked any of my posts, I was all set. I’m actually very happy with my little blog, but I do eventually want to be a stay at home mom so I may as well work on growing my blog now so that maybe one day I can have a supplemental income from my writing. I want to invest in my blog by having better content, making better videos, taking more pictures, and actually posting things on social media because I still plan on only posting a new blog once a week.

So thanks for joining me today! And thanks so much to everyone who has liked, commented, or followed me this year, it honestly makes my days so much brighter!

2019 – Here I come!

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16 thoughts on “2019 Goals #NewYearNewMe

  1. Thank you for following my blog. I felt just like you when I started mine, I was doing it to get me through a difficult time when I was stuck at home a lot after a fall. I too felt that if one person read it and was encouraged then it would be worthwhile. I would never have imagined how much personal pleasure I have found as I see my writing improve or the friendships that I would make over time. Keep blogging.

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  2. I love the goals that you set for yourself! At the end of 2018 I put up what I call my dream board and I have index cards posted on it (a cork board) with the goals I want to accomplish throughout this year. It is posted right on my wall in my bedroom. I love this approach because I can see the goals I want to accomplish every day and its a constant reminder to be the better me I want to be. Mindful eating and exercise is probably my hardest goal haha and certainly the one I sweep under the rug the most. So heres to 2019 and meeting our goals!!

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  3. Hi!! I just wanted to say thank you for following my blog and my boards on Pinterest, too. ๐Ÿ˜„ I can’t wait to get to know you more & keep up with your posts.

    I’m so so sorry for the loss of your baby. โ™ก I hope you can find a job you enjoy soon & that you get to be a stay at home mom in the future. Best of luck on all your goals this year! I know you’ll be able to cross them all off come 2020. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I wholeheartedly agree. I never make resolutions because I fail at those. I always have good intentions but can never seem to make to March of that new year without faltering. I’m doing 30-Day mini-challenges where I’m only focusing on a few goals at a time. If I take the goals into the next month … go me, and if I don’t then I don’t feel like I failed.


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  5. Thanks for your support during 2018. I wish you success in all your projects for 2019. You have a wonderful year. Best wishes, Nora Remember to tell me if there are any specific resources you would like to add to the group in 2019. boufisa09@gmail.com. Continue reading: I wish you a wonderful 2019! – Readilearn

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