Happy New Year.
I can’t believe it’s 2018. I remember as a kid watching 2010 Space Odyssey and thinking my gosh that’s so far away.
Funny how time flies.
And with the New Year comes the dreaded task of making resolutions that I know I’m most likely going to break (at least a few) here and there. So why do I do it?
Because it’s okay to set and break New Year’s resolutions. In fact, you should expect to break a few. That’s why they call it goal setting. Things that you aim to achieve.
Sure, I’m going to do my best to get everything done that I want. But I am realist and I know that some things will be out of my control. So all I can do is–TRY!
It’s something I’ve planned for a long time but never really tried it. My back has been so sore and my legs hurt. I went through cancer and came out on the other end. But I don’t eat right. I don’t live right. So this year I’m going to make it easy for myself. I plan to go for a walk around my apartment (that’s it) just to start on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Why 3 days a week? Because telling myself I’m going to do it everyday (won’t happen) and I’m going to use the fitness tracker in my phone to help keep me motivated. I also plan to incorporate salads into every single meal we eat. We don’t eat enough salads or fresh fruits and veggies. That’s going to change.
Less Tech Time More Family Time
This one is hard because as a blogger I need to be online. However, after watching my son over the past two-weeks over winter break hide in his room on his video games, I’ve decided that enough is enough. It’s a new year which means new beginnings. So that means less computer/video-game/youtube/phone/tablet/anything-that-plugs-in time, and more together time.
One night a week I plan on doing a date night with my son. Everything from going to the library (yes they still make books) to going swimming. We are going to do it. And hubby and I are going to start doing date night again. Family time is precious and this year I want to make the most of it.
This is a big one for me. I am a huge paper and pen, stuff all over, receipts getting lost, bills I can’t find, deadlines I need to get done, doctor’s appointment squashed kinda gal. Not this year. This year I’m bullet journaling. What’s that you say? Well, I’m going to introduce you all to what I’m doing and how it’s already helped me stay on top of everything I need to get done every day, and how stress relieving it is for me, especially being a bipolar mom with a son who is also bipolar.
This year, I’m going to be the queen of organized and know where everything is and what has to be done. Less Mess = No Stress and for the past several years my life has been a pretty little pigstye!
No More Financial Woes
Once I begin getting healthy and eating better. Once I’m organized with every aspect in my life. Once I take some downtime for family and less time for work. Getting my finances under control shouldn’t be an issue. We started this year off in a good place mostly, with only one bill we are behind on, and I’m aiming to clear it up right quick. After that, it’s on to savings.
I plan to sit down at my bank and go over my financial situation. I want all my ducks in a row. I want to be able to put aside extra money for things like (windshield replacement) which cost $500 bucks because some a-hole decided to use a woodchipper on the side of the road. (yeah true story) or for going away for the weekend to do something fun. Heck, just even to buy runners for my son who has holes in his shoes. Being on a disability does not mean we have to be broke. We just have to be smarter with our money and how we spend it.
A New Year Means New Beginnings
So those are my goals for the year. I do have one other personal goal but I’m not sharing it here. You’ll find out soon enough about it once I get the ball rolling.
As for my blogging goals.
- I’ve decided that I don’t care about numbers anymore.
- I don’t care how many people read my blog.
- I don’t care if brands want to work with me or not.
What I care about is YOU GUYS and getting to know my readers, the faithful ones who connect with me, THANKING me for sharing a story that helped them feel as though they weren’t alone. Or someone SHARING A STORY with me on what’s going on, or a tip to help me with something.
What I care about is writing informative articles that actually help you guys out. Things on parenting. Beauty tips. Entertainment picks. Home Tips and DIY projects, and fun stuff we can all enjoy.
I care about making a difference with what I’m doing and not just sharing a product I review because although that is great, and yes helpful, there is more to life. Things that need to be talked about. Opinions that need to be shared.
This year is going to be about relationships, and realizing how important they are both on and off the Internet.
And hey, it’s okay to make and break your resolutions this year. Goals are important. It helps keep us motivated. Keep us moving ahead. Keep us changing and growing.