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New Year, New Start

2017 was a roller coaster for me. Sure, there were some very high ‘highs’ for me, with my wedding and Beckett being born, both this year. But there isn’t much else in the way of positivity that I can say for 2017. It was the toughest year I’ve faced, with lots of struggle and stress and when the clock strikes midnight and we ring in 2018, I may shed a tear or two for surviving the last year.

It’s no surprise that I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. I’ve said it before, but since having Beckett I’ve struggled to find the balance between being a parent, being a full-time employee and finding time to blog. Personally, I’ve missed my interactions with you guys, especially considering writing in general is very therapeutic for me, so I’m really working to find the perfect balance so I can get back to a little normalcy. Matter of fact, putting more of a focus on my hobbies and things I love (aside from family) is among the top of my resolutions for 2018. You can take a look at my list below and feel free to comment with some goals of your own!

1. Find time for things I love
In 2018, I am dedicated to finding the time to devote to hobbies and things I love (such as blogging, and writing in general)

2. Be a better wife
I could (and probably will) list this at the top of my resolutions every year, because I think we should all, always be striving to be a great spouse.

3. Take better care of my skin
In 2017, I was pretty much just surviving, not thriving. I spent a vast majority of the year pregnant or dealing with post pregnancy hormones and my skin has taken a toll from as a result. In 2018, I was to put an emphasis on taking care of my skin both on the inside and out.

4. Eat better
I’ve noticed since having a baby that my metabolism isn’t what it once was, and thus it’s time for me to start putting more thought into the things I’m eating. I want to eat cleaner, healthier meals and I want to start eating at home more frequently.

5. Quit comparisons
Nothing puts a damper on your confidence and happiness than comparing yourself and your life to others. It’s exhausting to always wish you were better, taller, prettier, thinner, heavier, richer, smarter, etc. In 2018, I will be content!

There are plenty of other smaller goals I have for 2018, but these five resolutions will take precedence in the year. So with that said, that’s a wrap on my blog for 2017 and I will be back in 2018 guns a blazin’!

XOXO
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