Lifestyle: Our New Year’s Resolutions

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So today at church, our pastor told us to write our New Year resolutions down and bring them to the altar. The goal is to place them in God’s hands, and I couldn’t be happier to do so. Throughout my life, the only thing that has been consistent was God, so this year, I will not stress out about anything that he has promised me!

#SweatlessVictories

Overall this year was great!

We had a few trying times here and there, but I learned that if you take yourself out of certain equations, you can avoid heartache all together! I also learned that you can disconnect from people and still love them from a distance! By nature, I am a lover so I very rarely hate someone…not for long anyway. #JustBeingHonest. Forgiveness is essential, so I truly plan to forgive like God continues to forgive me!

“Forgiveness is not for them, it’s for you.

This year I was obsessed with being a mother. If you follow me on Facebook, almost everything I do is either with my daughter or centered around my daughter. Now that she is older, more mature, and can talk, I can pull back just a bit, and focus on some of my goals!

I decided to write this post to hold myself accountable, speak these things into existence, and to be able to come back this time next year with at least 4/5 crossed completely off!!

So with all of that being said, here are my New Year resolutions.

1.Pray everyday.

I’ve gotten a lot better with my communication with God, but I cannot say I pray every single day of the week (maybe 3-4 times). I will start though. I believe it’s important to thank God for all blessing big or small. Back in the day, my grandmother would say “Thank you, Jesus, for waking me up and starting me on my way!” One thing that I realized, is that prayer doesn’t have to be serious. I talk to God like I talk to my mother or anyone else.  I just need to make this a permanent thing! Riley and I joined a church that I have been visiting since I was in college so that alone has enhanced my relationship with God. We try our hardest not to miss a Sunday (or Tuesday) of church!

Sometimes when I want to pray but I don’t have the words, I say, “You didn’t have to do it, Lord.”

2. Save more money.

This will probably be the real struggle, but I am praying it will get better. It seems like the devil always knows how to get in my pockets! I don’t know about you all but a lot of my money goes to food! I don’t know what it is, I love to eat good food! And it’s not all bad for you! I love sushi, veggies, or a big salad with kale, spinach, shrimp, cranberries, and feta! Makes me hungry just thinking about it!

I have some work to do.

In college, the real frugal days, I would make a bomb salad with everything I listed above and more! I need to start making those again.

Surprisingly, saving money goes a lot deeper than food though. By the end of 2019, I would like to either have built my own house or be on track to build early 2020. #ImComingForMyHouse #ItsAlreadyDesigned #ThanksRevit

3. Take care of me.

I know a lot of the mothers (and fathers) can relate to this. Once you become a mother, everything that has to do with us goes to the backburner. I will do anything to make sure my daughter has what she needs! So if that means not getting my hair done for a few days weeks   months, washing our clothes in the expensive thick soap formally known as Dreft, or watching Word Party every day for the next month; that’s what I will do! I think every woman needs me time. Time to relax and reflect! Time to pamper ourselves without worrying about our child(ren)! I don’t do this enough. Can I just get a 3-hour pamper session a month? Massage, nails, and feet would be magical!

4. Get my credit together.

I’m sure most will not admit this, but my credit is not horrible, but it is not 850. And until my credit score is an 850, I will continuously work on it! This year I have a lot of resources that will help with that so I cannot wait to watch that number go up! I have some 5-year goals that I would like to accomplish, and having good great credit is essential for those goals.

5. Get a certification.

There are a few architectural certifications I would like to get and start accumulating hours for, so I will definitely be studying for those! Thanks to my new job, I have more resources to help with this! #LEED #PMP #SEEDRenewal

6. Continue Blogging and More Adventures.

I love my blog, and I love going on a new adventure. So blogging will, of course, be apart of my goals to continue to do. This year I plan to start taking small get-a-ways to a few of America’s hidden gems! Don’t get me wrong, my out of the country solo trip is still planned. Stay tuned.

What are your goals for 2019?! Comment below!

See you in the new year.

Xoxo,

lo

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