New Year, New Me

It’s 2018, and the year has started off with a bang! How did YOUR New Year start? We spent NYE at a low key celebration this year with some dear friends of ours. It involved hours of champagne and Cards Against Humanity- haha! I don’t know about you, but the older we get, the quieter our NYE celebrations get 😂 Well, I guess it wasn’t THAT quiet because there was a ton a laughter had by all!

With it being the new year, I’m thinking it’s time for a new me! It’s been a really long time since I’ve written a new year resolution. Like, really long time. It’s been probably since I was a kid, when it was a school assignment to write down a resolution– that long ago. So, I spent New Year’s Day jotting several goals and resolutions down for 2018. It really made me think about what and how I want this year to be and go like.

So far, I’ve been doing pretty good… except for my “consume less fancy coffee” drinks resolution. If you know me, you likely know I failed with that resolution already on Jan. 3rd- hah! Oops!

When I wrote my resolutions down I split them into categories- health, financial, relationships, mind, and spiritual. I’ll spare you all the details of what my resolutions were, but I will tell ya, there are some good ones!

One of the things I’ve been doing to ensure I keep up with my resolutions is to carry my little resolution notebook in my purse. That makes it easy for me to refer back to them and remind myself in the event I need a little nudge. I also purchased a little magnetic calendar to put on our refrigerator to keep myself a bit more organized at home and schedule in where I need to some of my resolutions. It was obviously made by a Mom, because it is SUPER CUTE.

Aside from that, the normal reminders in my phone and just mentally trying to remind myself is how I’ve been trying to keep myself on track with my resolutions. If I make it past January, that’ll be a win for me! But trust me, I’m really trying to make it to the next new year! If I’m being honest, I’m human just like everyone else, though. So even a 75% success rate on my resolutions will still be a win in my book.

Next week will be a busy one for me with lots of travel. So it’ll be a true test to keep up with my new goals. With a positive mindset, I know I can do it.

I hope your year is off to a great start so far. What were some of your resolutions?Did you write any down? You still can if you haven’t! How do you hold yourself accountable to them?

Here’s to hoping you all have a great weekend, get to enjoy this Oregon sunshine and welcoming the first weekend of the new year! Cheers friends!

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