Good-Bye 2018, Hello 2019

I can’t believe it’s 2019! But it’s welcomed, as we all get to start fresh. Move forward from what was holding us back or thrive in what we’ve accomplished in 2018. Still I can’t help but reflect on this past year. All of our ups and downs, our small successes, and the “I can’t believe this is happening” moments. I know most if not all people do this every year but it’s comforting to know where you were and where you want to go. I would be a mess if I wasn’t sure about the direction I wanted my life to go in. Or worse, not being open to the possibility of growth, which can happen if you’re complacent at this moment in your life. But as content as I may be I still believe in growth, just in different aspects of our lives. And being a mother, growth never stops. But it’s not all about just being a mother, it’s about knowing who you are and focusing on what you really want to work on. January 1st signifies new beginnings. 


So here’s me looking into the future. I see fun family trips, to the zoo, of course to Disneyland, and maybe a camping trip to two. Here’s to exploring the possibility of being a professional photographer (not to say I will be this year) or at least on the right path in that direction. Learning to ignore my personal limitations, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. To not dwelling on missed opportunities, but celebrating every little success we accomplish. Learning to enjoy all of the messy moments of life and not surrendering to them. These are the same goals I had when I started my blog that unfortunately have become a nagging nuisance instead of a positive lifestyle change


Which brings me to my next point, being kind and forgiving to myself. I put so much pressure on myself to do more, relax less, and I always manage to have too much on my plate at one time, which isn’t going to change as I am soon to be a mother of two. So instead of lightening my load, I plan to work through it with a positive attitude. I’m done with complaining.  I’m done with stressing.   I’m done with doubting myself. This year is going to be the year I make all of the necessary changes that will potentially create a better environment for my family and myself. The theme of this year is self improvement.

Obviously there are few predetermined milestones I’m looking forward to this year. Which are; birthing my second child like a boss, turning 30 soon after, and ending the year with a bang as we celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. All huge moments that only this year can bring. What more could I ask for in a year? Anything more is just plain greedy. But I’m excited for this year and what it has to offer. Good things are coming our way.  

What are some of your goals or plans for this year?

Love, Mama.