Wow! I can’t believe that 2017 has come and gone, just like that! I have so many things to be grateful for this year! We got to renew our vows and had a great reception with family and friends, went on a cruise to Bermuda, our baby turned ONE, we grew so much as a family and cut out some necessary negativity, and had a magical Christmas with Lina (being almost one & a half she under stood it more!). We also had some hard times, the biggest being losing our second baby. Like I always say, there’s a reason for everything and I look forward to seeing what 2018 will bring us!!
Today I’m focusing on enjoying this snow day and CLEANING! I always feel better when our home feels fresh and I honestly haven’t given it a “deep clean” in a very, very, long time. There’s really nothing like it, although with a toddler running around there will be toys thrown all over in a matter of minutes. 😂
Of course the biggest thing that comes along with the new year is resolutions! I swear I always make a TON of resolutions and never stick to them (studies show only 8% of people stick to their resolutions), so this year I decided I’m not going to make any! I am, however, going to set some goals for this upcoming year!
A few of my goals For 2018
- Meatless mondays! I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while now and I’m pretty excited! I have no desire to go completely vegetarian, (your girl loves some steak) but I would like to not rely totally on meat to create a good, hearty dinner!
- Keep negativity away! Although some people you have to deal with in one way or another, you can keep them at a distance no matter who they are! This year people will get what they give!
- Stress less! Stress is inevitable BUT the way you deal with stress can help immensely! I found reading, journaling, baths, Pilates, and WINE are my stress relievers!
- Go on more adventures! This year I want to go to a place we have never been, doesn’t have to be out of the state, just has to be some where we’ve never explored!
One piece of advice I’d like to offer to those of you who make resolutions or goals for 2018, it’s OK if those goals change! As long as you stay true to you, and are a good person, 2018 will be a great year for you. What you put out in the universe you get back! Spread positivity and love!
Now time to go back to some cleaning and I’m thinking I’m going to take Lina to go run around in the snow before we go out to get some sushi (if this snow lets up) with my brother and my husbands brother! Feel free to share some of your goals for 2018 in the comments!! Stay safe and have an amazing rest of the year!