December 31 – 2019 Dreams
“The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” – Vern McLellan
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
New Years is a time to reflect and make new goals and resolutions. A time to decide what you want to put your time and energy into, or decide what is worth putting your time and energy into for the new coming year. It is a clean slate. It is a chance to make amends. I want to take this time to re-evaluate my priorities.
Goals Versus Resolutions
Have you ever thought about the difference between goals and resolutions? I know they sound similar, but I do have reasons that I, personally, like to makes goals for my New Year and not resolutions. A resolution seems much more absolute. Merriam-Webster even uses the word “firmness” to define resolution. I have never been a huge supporter of resolutions. Most resolutions tend to be of the “all or nothing” category and I think that has the potential to set us up for failure. Goals are defined by Merriam-Webster as “the end toward which effort is directed.” Just by definitions alone, I think goals sounds much more appealing and encouraging.
Goals should not be rigid. You don’t want to feel trapped in your choice of goals. The point is that they are your goals. Work towards them, but don’t let them stress you out. You don’t want your New Year to be full of dread. Goals should provide a specific direction to follow to help you achieve your desired outcome. Goals should provide planning, preparing, and realistic action that can be taken. No matter what keep going. Do not set some outrageous unrealistic timeline for accomplishing your goals. Trust yourself. Believe that as long as you are moving forward, no matter how small the steps, you are moving in the right direction. ❤
Health Goals For 2019
Since August, I have lost 19 pounds. I plan on continuing down this road by watching what I eat, working out, cutting out sodas, and doing my daily yoga. I am not going to give a number to my goal. I am very proud of the 19 pounds and will continue to move forward.
Personal Goals for 2019
I’ll be honest with you, I am not really sure how to go about my personal goals for this year. This is something I am still working on myself. 2018 was a rough year for me, personally. So many things changed or ended completely. I would love to be able to focus on letting go and moving forward for 2019. Mental self-care is something I would like to continue working on. I started focusing more on myself when I started this blog in August, and I want to continue to put myself first, on occasion.
Blogging Goals for 2019
I have so many goals for my blog in 2019. I am so excited to see them grow into fruition. I will continue my #thankfulsunday weekly series, plus start a few more weekly series as well.
#motivationmonday will be all about, you guessed it, motivation! 🙂
#inspirationalwomenwednesday a post about a woman that is inspirational and empowering. I will do an interview or hand out a questionnaire to the women that I know personally. If I don’t know the woman, I will just do a story on her and tell why she is so inspiring.
#familyfriday came about when I discovered a “book” that was written by my great-grandmother and was typed up by my grandmother before they both passed away. My MaMaw typed it up exactly as my great-grandmother wrote it. ❤ It contains stories from when she was born in the 1920s to becoming a wife and mother. Each Friday, I will share a section of her book and, hopefully, some great pictures that my family members are currently working on finding for me. ❤
I am also considering starting my own #linky to allow for other bloggers to contribute to any or all of the above weekly series. I am currently doing my research to help me decide how I want to move forward with this. If I don’t go forward with creating a linky, I still plan on opening these weekly series up for guest posts.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to write a guest post for any of the above series, even #thankfulsunday. 🙂
Until next year,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6