2019 Goals + One Little Word

Happy New Year Friends! What a year 2018 was for us. I recapped some of my FAVORITE moments from each month of 2018 here. 

It's a NEW year which means I have NEW goals. 



Personal:

1. Make lifetime with WW. I have been on WW on and off for about a year and 2 months. This program works for me and I have seen the results when I stick to it and track everything. I am down 17.2 pounds and it feels SO good. I really, really want to make LIFETIME this year. 

2. Clean/organize the attic. This is a task that I am DREADING. Our attic is a complete and utter disaster. I had it on my 2018 goals and it just didn't happen because I really just don't even know where or how to start.  I have a feeling I HAVE to get it done this year. 

3. Clean organize files/pictures on the computer. This is another task I am DREADING. Nothing is organized on my computer. I just name files and then use my finder to type in what I am looking for and it pulls it up. HOWEVER, I really need to organize my files by categories and my pictures my month/year. BUT I really have no idea how to do this task. I have a MAC. Can anyone point me to a good Youtube video, anything, to help me get started? 

4. Get more involved with our church. Unfortunately, we go in spurts with going to church. I know that is awful and we should be very consistent with going. I would love to get more involved with our church which would encourage us to attend more consistently. 

5. Join a book club. It is no secret that I love to read. I  have always wanted to be apart of a book club so hopefully, this will be my year to join one. 

6. Send snail mail. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards each year. But that seems to be the only time I send cards. I hope this year to send cards, notes, or a surprise to friends and family just because I thought of them or it's their birthday. 

7. Find a work out buddy. I do so much better with working out if I have someone counting on me to work out with them. I loved my classes at the gym but the price went way up and I don't love the times they are available so my goal is to find a "gym friend" to work out with in the mornings right after I drop off the kids. 

8. Use my big camera more. I have the new iPhone XS Max and it takes AMAZING pictures but I also have an awesome Canon 70D that I need to use more especially if we are having a get-together, holiday celebration, etc at our house and I don't have to lug it around all over the place.  

9. Organize kid's school papers. Do you remember when Lindsay shared how she organized her kid's school work? Well, I purchased everything to get my kid's papers organized and still have done anything with it yet. Maybe before Ian starts high school and Ella starts middle school everything will be neat and organized. Y'all that happens in AUGUST. #cuethetears #wheredidmybabiesgo 

10. Clean and organize my desk drawers. Why does my desk drawers always get SO messy? If someone needs a pen, pencil, sharpie, whatever the first place they look is MY desk drawer and they always seem to leave a mess behind. I hope to declutter and organize it a little better. 

My Glittery Heart:

1. Continue with sponsored post. I had several sponsored post in 2018 and I hope to continue that trend this year. I have really enjoyed trying new products and reviewing them for you guys to try. 

2. Start using IG stories. I have to admit this one scares me but I really want to share more about me and my family in stories. I LOVE watching other people's stories and I hope to share more with y'all on my stories. Bare with me on the first few. It may just be a lot of pictures in the beginning before I work up the courage to talk in them. I also want to do this for my Etsy Shop IG account. 

3. Share more fashion post. Some of my FAVORITE post are "What I Wore" I love seeing how everyone styles different items. I love getting ideas of mixing patterns. I hope to document more of my everyday outfits, well except for my workout clothes and leggings. 😉

4. Share recipes. Johannah and I use to host a monthly recipe club and I loved it. Then I got in a rut of cooking and trying new items. We stopped hosting the monthly link up and I didn't share many recipes last year. I hope to share more recipes this year along with their SP value for any of my WW readers. 

5. Work ahead on post. This one is always a tough one for me. Generally, I type my post that is supposed to go live the next day the night before. I really want to get out of this habit because a.) it takes time away from my family each night. b.) I'm generally exhausted at night so I sometimes hurry through the post and don't feel like it is my best content. 

OH MY GLITTER:

1. Plan out Social Media content. I am working on a calendar of pictures I want to post each day on IG for the blog and the Etsy shop. I plan to do this just a week in advance when I sit down with my planner to plan out our week. I find this helps me to be consistent on my social media platforms. I also plan to do this with my blog IG account. 

2. Reach 2,000 Sales. I like to have a goal "sale" number for the year. If I don't hit that number it's ok. But it does give me an idea of how much I have grown that year along how many people purchased from my little shop out if all the shops out there. Which I will always be thankful for. 

3. Add a new product. This one scares me too but maybe this is the year I will add more to the shop than just drinkware. I don't know what that item might be just yet but this idea has been weighing on my heart. I do have a few other items like decals and flour sack towels but that's about it. 

4. Start Christmas designs in July. November until the middle of December is absolutely CRAZY for me in the shop. This year I plan to start adding new Christmas designs in July and have a sale so maybe it will help relieve some of the craziness. 

5. Run more sales throughout the year. My first sale of the year is planned this month and it is an "as is" sale because I need to clear out some shelf space. I plan to host a few more sales through this year. 

6. Be a Vendor. This idea keeps popping up in my head a lot so I am adding it to the list. I have only been a vendor 1 time with my drinkware. Maybe this is the year I am supposed to branch out other than just the Etsy Shop. 

TRAVEL: 

I am sharing a few trips that I hope to take this year. 

1. Nashville. If all goes as planned I will go to Nashville 4 times this year. I heart Nashville so much. 

2. Wineries. Since getting Ben to enjoy wine with me, we have visited 3 different wineries. I hope he and I can visit at least 2 new wineries this year. 

3. President's Trip. We look forward to Ben's work trip each year and this year is no different. 

4. Family Vacation. We haven't even started planning this trip yet but I hope too soon. 

Adventure is my one little word for this year. This word just "hit" me one morning while I was laying in bed. I recall just waking up and starting to think of my day and it was like BAM...ADVENTURE. I really think 2019 is going to be an adventure for my family and I hope in the very best way possible. 

Definition of Adventure: noun

1. a) an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risk
    b) the encountering of risks

2. an exciting or remarkable experience

3. an enterprise invovling financial risk. 


Here's to many adventures in 2019. 

What are your goals for 2019? Did you pick an OLW?