Well you knew it was coming, right?! It’s time to sit down with a cup of coffee and share a little about my goals and intentions for 2019. I actually wasn’t even sure if I wanted to write about it this year, but I can’t help it. I LOVE the month of January because to me it signifies a new beginning. A new chapter of our story and the opportunity to set things fresh with new hope and new dreams. And I thought it would be fun today to just do a little recap of 2018, as well as share my goals and intentions for 2019. I also have two exciting changes to share with you all as well, so grab yourself a snack, maybe even nice beverage, and get comfy–this is a long one!
Looking back, 2018 was a GREAT year. I had so many amazing moments, both in my blogging life and in my personal life. I had the opportunity to travel to Magnolia Market with KILZ, my work was featured in several magazines throughout the year, and I stayed true to commitments I made to myself regarding the blog and Instagram. My kids and husband were safe and healthy and we shared many sweet memories together. I worked tirelessly towards my goals in 2018, but I have to admit that at times I struggled with burnout and just feeling worn thin in many areas of my life. I’m still trying to figure out how to be a great mom to three little ones while also pursuing my dreams and passions. It’s definitely not easy, and many days my brain feels like a scrambled mess. It takes a lot of late nights, early mornings, and just plain hard work to get it all done, but I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to chase my dreams and be home with my babies, which will always be my number one priority.
I have so many things I want to do better in 2019, but here are a few of my personal goals and intentions for the new year:
- Pray more. This is my number one goal for the new year. I want to pray more specifically and seek God’s wisdom in everything I do–both with the blog and in my personal life as well.
- Be on my phone less every day, which means less time on Instagram even if that means I’m falling behind or losing ground with that wonky algorithm.
- Take care of me. In 2019 I want to do things again that I enjoy doing like working out, traveling, reading, etc. Things that I LOVE and never make time for anymore. I definitely lost track of self care this past year and as a blogger it’s very easy to let yourself work every day of the week. I LOVE what I do, but I need a whole heck of a lot more balance in my life and I’m determined to prioritize that.
As for goals for the home decor blog, I want to focus more on how I can serve you all, my fabulous readers, better in 2019. I truly never take it for granted when you stop by each day to see what’s happening in my little corner of the internet and I ALWAYS want my blog to be a bright spot in your day. This has always been my happy place and I want it to be yours, too.
I’m excited to share that in 2019 I’m going to do more YouTube videos! I’ve had so many requests for this and I’ve finally decided to give it a try. I can’t promise right now how often I’ll post, or how awkward I’ll be, but I can tell you that it’s definitely happening and I am soooooo excited. I already have a video filmed, I just need to figure out how to edit it. That should be easy enough, right?! I hope so. Anyway, you can subscribe to my new fancy smanchy YouTube channel here! And please let me know if you have any specific video requests, I’d love to hear it.
And lastly, from now on I’m going to change my posting schedule here on the blog to Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Saturday’s post will be reserved for shopping roundups, videos, inspiration and spaces that I love. I’m REALLY excited to start this new schedule and I hope you all like it too!
Thank you soooooo much for stopping by today. And cheers to a very happy 2019! xo
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