Looking Ahead to 2019

Happy 2019!

I realize it’s already the second of the month, so whatever resolutions I’m making that I didn’t start on yesterday can basically be thrown out the window for the year, but I am goal setting and thinking about the year ahead anyway!

There’s been a not-so-subtle shift in my enthusiasm about making new years resolutions. I used to think a new year was an arbitrary time to endeavor to change your life, when you could take the same steps on literally any other day of the year.

But I have a lot of appreciation for the momentum that new years holds: when everyone is setting goals and thinking about what they want their life to look like in the year ahead, resolution-making is more fun.

My goals for the new year:

  1. Drink more water! I’m one of those people who thinks being hydrated is the answer to 90% of my problems. Am also not good at drinking the recommended 80 oz/day.
  2. Get dressed most days. I say *most* because the option to not get dressed is a huge perk of staying home to me. But would like this to be more the exception and not the rule in 2019.
  3. Create and stick to a chore schedule. A chart of some sort? Maybe a competition? TBD.
  4. Learn to reliably use “manual” mode on my camera.
  5. Send cards for birthdays/special occasions. Feeling good about this one because I have a system in place.
  6. Regularly wake up before Baby. I have realized this is key to getting my required me time.
  7. Post 3x/week.
  8. Save money to buy a house. We won’t actually be buying a house for probably 3 years, but I think actively saving for it will make it feel like we won’t be forever renters.
  9. Rehab some furniture.
  10. Figure out the Instant Pot. So far we have a hate/hate relationship. I would like to make things work in 2019.
  11. Make the bed every day. We have a whoever is the last in bed has to make it rule here, but I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been the first out of bed in our 3.5 years of marriage. So I’m accepting this is my responsibility.
  12. Read 12 books.
  13. Eat breakfast every day. I am bad at breakfast unless it’s basically already made (like this). Currently eating shortbread from Christmas and counting it.
  14. Finish the apartment and share it here!
  15. Start doing video for the blog! Currently in the works. Exciting!
  16. Take fun day trips.

Happy New Year!

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