My Wish for 2019

New Years Eve

New Year’s resolutions, to me at least, have been nothing but meaningless & empty promises in an attempt to start my new year off “the right way”. I’m tired of saying words and not meaning them and essentially setting myself up for failure. “I’m going to eat right” and “go to the gym” and blah blah blah.

These were things that even in my single twenty something days, I would say, follow through with for about a week, and forget about by Valentines Day when I was knee deep in a margarita and half price chocolates on February 15th.

This year I want to take a step back and try something a little different. I’ve had the best and worst year of my life in 2018. I’ve watched my daughter grow into a beautiful, happy one year old. I’ve also dealt with many personal struggles that i’ve been battling internally all year, and still continue to deal with. These demons of mine are something that I would like to leave in 2018. [Can anyone else relate?]

Now, I know it’s not as simple as “hey, I don’t want to feel this way anymore so now I feel better”, but I do know that it requires work on my part.

My wish for 2019 is to simply get out of my own way and to start accomplishing small personal goals for myself. By starting with little daily goals, I want to help myself be a happier person and to ultimately be a better mom. I encourage all of you mom’s out there who are just trying to get by to turn the “getting by” days into reasons to live and enjoy. I don’t know about you, but “I’m going to diet this year” is too general and not a realistic goal that can fit into my every day life.

I plan on starting small. January 1st 2019 in theNY/NJ area, the weather is supposed to be 60 degrees and sunny. Day One: Get Outside! One positive thing, one day at a time is my wish for myself and for you. I want to be realistic about what I’m capable of, and go from there. Everyone is different just like each day, and learning how to adjust accordingly is half the battle.

Whats you plan for the first day of the new year?