What I’m focusing on in the new year.
Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend has gotten off to a good start. Now I don’t know about you, but 2018 felt like a blur. I think this was the quickest a year has gone by in my life! Looking back at 2018 I’d say it was a pretty successful year overall. In 2018 my husband and I celebrated 7 years of being together, 1 Year married (yes, we got married on our anniversary so it’s easier for us to remember the date, haha). We also paid off a huge chunk of our debt (e.g. student loans, cars, credit cards..) this year! Which I would say is our biggest accomplishment thus far as we continue our journey of living a debt free life. Side note: if you haven’t looked into Dave Ramsey yet, I highly recommend it – he is literally changing our lives! Oh, and I also made 3 years at the current company I work for!
Aside from the good things that happened this year, there have been some downs. One in particular was pretty rough, but maybe I’ll go into that sometime in the future.
For 2019 I have set a few goals/things I want to focus on:
✨1. BE MORE ORGANIZED
To get a head start on this goal, I’ve already ordered my passion planner and am hoping it arrives before January 1st. I’m definitely a visual person and writing things down and actually seeing it really helps me. I’ve been writing things on post it’s and sticking it to my phone or just using my iPhone calendar, but those methods haven’t been 100% successful for me, lol. I set this goal to help me manage my time better and set deadlines of when I want things accomplished so I stop procrastinating.
✨2. PAY OFF THE LAST CREDIT CARD
Yep – that’s right between my husband and I, we have ONE credit card left that needs to be paid off. And this goal should be checked off no later than June 2019. Truly excited for this one for sure!
✨3. FOCUS MORE ON SKIN CARE
As I’ve gotten older my skin has changed drastically and I want to find a regimen that caters to my age and concerns. Sun screen is something I’ve only started to do this year, which I know I should have started a lot sooner, but better late then never right?
✨4. IMPROVE MY BUSINESS CASUAL WORK ATTIRE
Luckily, the job I have doesn’t require me to dress up like previous jobs I’ve had. Our department is literally allowed to wear jeans everyday. But, I think I’ve gotten too used to “dressing casual” and I really want to amp up my work attire. My goal is to look put together but still feel comfortable oh and also doing this on a budget. You don’t have to buy pricey things to look expensive.
✨5. LEARN RECIPES FOR THE AIR FRYER & INSTANT POT
For Christmas this year, I received these 2 amazing devices as gifts and I am so excited to use them. My husband and I are very busy throughout the work week and coming home and cooking dinner is just another dreaded task for me. I’m so so so excited for the instant pot because I keep hearing about how meals can be cooked within 30 minutes! And that sounds life changing!
✨6. LOSE 10 LBS
This is self explanatory. I kind of let myself go a littler after our wedding in 2017 and instead of complaining about my weight, I need to actually start doing something about it.
Well, those are the things I will focus on in the new year. And I’m hoping that sharing it on the blog will help hold myself accountable and not give up.
What was the best thing that happened to you in 2018? Have you set for yourself in 2019?