A New Year, A New You!

2019 is here!  I am sure everyone has started or at least declared their resolutions for the year.  Some of the most common resolutions made by people include spend less money, quit smoking, and find a new job. Eat healthier/diet is the most common resolution accounting for 71% of resolutions.  These resolutions are great and can help lead to a happier and definitely a healthier lifestyle if kept.  There lies the problem.  According to U.S News, roughly 80% of resolutions fail by Mid-February.  How does one succeed at keeping their resolutions? I have no answer. I will say I think it is important to declare your resolutions because it is something you truly want to do, not because it is the trendy thing to do.  I do not like to call them resolutions, I like to call them goals.

I myself have set some goals for the new year. Some things I think I can easily accomplish and some things that may be a challenge.  First I want to lose 10 pounds.  I know that 10 pounds is not an over ambitious goal however, I have never met a bag of potato chips that I did not love.  Okay, that is a lie! I despise Salt and Vinegar chips.  I also have a deep love for Starbucks, so we shall see what I accomplish on this goal.

Anyone who knows me knows that exercise is not my forte! I don’t mind walking with family or friends, but the idea of going to the gym sounds AWFUL!  I wonder why those 10 pounds will be so hard!  This brings me to goal number two.  I have always wanted to do Yoga.  Now with the kids in school, I have the opportunity to take a class.  I have started a 30 day Yoga Challenge at home.  I love it so far; even the days where my kids help me (although those days are less productive). My Wee Man does Yoga at his school and loves it. So he enjoys helping me. If I can complete my Challenge then the next step will be to find myself a studio and start my Yoga Journey.

This brings me to the goal that I am most excited about.  I am going to start writing again.  This year I have vowed to write every week.  I now have Writing Wednesdays.  Ahh…. Alas, the reason you are here!  I have restarted my Blog, which sadly fell to the wayside years ago.  I will blame parenthood, but there were a lot of factors that led to me not blogging.  Something most people don’t know about me is that I have a manuscript.  I am excited to work on it and hopefully finish it in this lifetime. Will it ever be published, I have no clue.  I just want to be able to say I wrote a book, which has been a dream of mine since I was a child.  I also hope to get back to freelancing for magazines and newspapers.  For me, each time I am published feels as AMAZING as the first time.  I miss that feeling.  I miss telling stories and engaging strangers around the world with my words.  With this blog, I hope to open up conversations about all sorts of topics that interest me as a writer, and hopefully you as a reader. I will take topic recommendations,
and hope you will give feedback! So please share my blog, and engage with me as I get back to my writing journey!!

These are my 2019 goals? What are yours? Please comment below and share your resolutions or goals with us!


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