Happy New Year to you all! I don’t know that I’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution before. This year feels inspiring and exciting so I’m going to use this as my personal list for keeping myself on track.
2018 In Review
Before I dive into what I want to accomplish personally and professionally in 2019, a little 2018 review is in order.
- My family and I moved into our home in a beautiful area about 45 minutes north of Atlanta, Georgia. We moved to North Georgia from New Orleans in 2016 and have loved it here, but we were initially a little farther out from the city. We’ve landed in a great spot now and we’re loving it.
- I continued working remotely for what will be going on three years. Whoop whoop!
- Pounds were gained, a few were lost, and then I found them again along with some friends of theirs. Meh.
- Although I miss my family and friends in New Orleans, the realization of not living there anymore finally sunk in. This may not seem like a big deal to many, but being born and raised somewhere and then moving away is pretty challenging, even if you have traveled all over. There’s no place like home and sitting around with a bunch of Ya-Yas.
- I lost a friend who was my age. She was very health conscious, beautiful, funny, and smart. Her death reminded me of my own mortality after having my own battle with cancer when I was younger. I may do a blog post about my own experience one day.
- Life never goes how you think it will no matter how meticulously you try to plan. Know your place in the world and some things you just have to roll with because they aren’t in your hands.
*The pic above showcases my double chin perfectly. Cheers to not taking everything so seriously in 2019
My Personal and Professional Goals for 2019
- Work on getting physically stronger. Let me be clear that I’m not looking to do marathons or fad diets, but I am looking to build more body strength and be healthier since my day job consists of being on a computer all day and snacks.
- Not curse as much. This is going to be tough because I came out of the womb cursing, but I’m going to give it a whirl.
- Get to know people in Georgia. You would think this would be a simple task, but when you work alone from your home all day five days a week, your only company is music and the occasional conference call. It’s tough meeting people as an adult too and not coming off like a weirdo. I also have a husband and two children so my weeknights and weekends are family oriented. We all have busy work/family lives so I’m not looking to be bff’s and braid each others’ hair or anything, but I’d settle for the occasional belly laugh and coffee.
- Meet other bloggers either at their own events or at blogger conferences. I joined two organizations locally (Atlanta Girl Gang and The Blog Societies) and I’m hoping to meet a few like-minded ladies in the process. Women supporting women sans drama is very empowering.
- Call my family more often. My family moved from New Orleans to Washington state last year and I don’t want to the distance to get in the way of keeping up with each others’ lives.
- Take a family trip to a place I haven’t been before. Family trips make the best memories and my kids won’t be kids forever. They will grow up and move on with life, but our family vacation memories will always be there.
- Get to know more about Georgia and all the cool or fun places to eat and see. We’ve been in Georgia just under three years and haven’t explored much at all outside of our bubble.
- No buy anything Falcons related. I know, I live in Georgia now, but one thing won’t change…this girl is a New Orleans Saints fan. Boom.
- Take blog pictures in public. This probably doesn’t seem like a big deal, but trust me…it’s a huge anxiety creator for me. I started this blog to push me out of my comfort zone and that would be up there at the top.
- Take a few minutes every day to remember that life is not infinite and you only get one. Make the most of each day to the best you can. Appreciate your birthdays instead of loathing them because turning a year older is a gift that a lot of people are denied.
- This last one is just to make this list slightly uncomfortable by not being an even number. Cruel, I know. Seriously, I want to take blogging more seriously and learn as much as I can. I also want to take a few courses in areas pertaining to my corporate career as well.
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? I hope you stick to them and get the most out of 2019!
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XOXO – Terese