Hello friends! I’d like to formally say Happy New Year to all of you! I had an earlier post but I really wanted to use this post as my ‘first’ post of the year!
As the New Year starts, there are many things that run through all of our minds; how am I going to make this year count? In the past, I would always make New Year resolutions and try to live up to them the entire year. Well, I would come short of them come by the second or third week of the year and just throw in the towel.
This year, I didn’t make resolutions to guide my year but rather goals that I want to live by this year. These are goals that I may have wanted to accomplish but set aside because I wasn’t ready or I was to scared to try. But I want this year to be different and to push myself outside my comfort zone.
I declare 2018 the year of New Me! The year that I not only set my goals but accomplish them.
New Year New Me Goals:
I’ve always wanted to start blogging for a long time! I wanted to express myself with not just pretty outfits but with stories and share glimpse into my life. When I came up with the idea, I was so scared to start my own blog, so I put it off….for 3 years! I finally started my blogging journey in July 2017 and it was the scariest and toughest decisions I have ever made!
Not only was I building a website from ground zero, I was slowly uncovering who I am and having a lot of growing pains in the process! I don’t know how many times I wanted to quit and never look back! But I didn’t because this is something I really enjoy doing and something for me (and others). My goal in blogging is to a) produce more content and b) grow with my blog and continue this journey!
Oh boy, when people use the expression “I don’t want to adult today”, this is where I defiantly don’t want to “adult”. I’m probably the worst person when it comes to budgeting or sticking to a budget. It’s one of those areas where I’m not so great at it and I think I don’t try hard enough. I have failed time and time again, even before I was married to my husband.
Well, this is a goal that I want to stick to this year for sure! I’m going to try to stick to a set budget for certain categories to help myself understand why we budget but also the satisfaction of having money left over to save. Money stresses me out big time and if I manage it poorly, leads me to having anxiety or worse panic attacks. But I really want to avoid having those moments of worries and weakness.
This is an area of my life that I’ve always wanted to improve on. I just didn’t know how to go about it. All my life I have longed to have a strong spiritual background but would feel lost in the process of finding out how to follow Jesus. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I really wanted to follow Jesus and start having a relationship with Him. The more I got to discover Him the hard and hard it was to follow. It was because He was unveiling my sins before my eyes and making me understand what type of sinful person I was (and still am).
At times, it is very hard to follow his path because it’s not easy and I would love to more then anything go the path of less resistance. But that’s not the case, He made it for us to live a sin-less life and that we ask for forgiveness along the way because we are sinners. And I think, asking for forgiveness and unmasking our sins is the most difficult journey of it all. So, I would like to continue my journey of reading the bible and fighting the temptations that come at me everyday.
I’ve been a mom for almost three years and I can’t say that I’m an expert in the subject. But I can say is that I’m constantly evovling and growing as a mom. There isn’t a manual of how to be the “perfect mom” and if there were I don’t think I would read it. I’m a great mom to Izzy, the end. I am meant to be her mom, as my imperfect self. I can’t judge my ratings of how I’m performing by looking outside of mine and Izzy’s relationship, but rather how I feel I’m doing by looking inside my home.
. Motherhood is probably one of the toughest jobs any women will undertake! Either staying at home with your kids or working full-time, it’s still the same job. We all worry that we aren’t providing enough or doing enough for our children. But all they want is for you to be happy. And to show them that you love them by being that best you that you can be. What I mean is that if you are a crafty person and hate cooking, then craft! If you love field trips and exploration but hate cleaning, then explore! If you loving reading but hate organization, then read! Whatever it is that you enjoy, your child will see that and also flourish. My goal is to be a Christy-mom, not a Pinterest-Mom.
Stripe LOFT Sweater
Now to my outfit! I love this sweater! It’s the perfect fuzzy to cozy ratio! I also love all the colors and I knew it would look great while wearing it on my walk in snowy Colorado. I’m wearing an XXS and still had room to layer it with a feminine ruffle blouse.
I also had the chance to finally wear all my winter clothing since it doesn’t get too cold here in Houston. Like this vail parka jacket! Even thought Vail was 30 minutes away from where I was staying (haha!), this coat kept me nice and warm! I’m wearing a size 0 for extra room for all those layers.
Don’t forget that you can’t have a snowy walking experience without some cute ‘snow boots’! With the right layering of shocks, these Sperry SaltWater Rain boots were perfect for keeping my feet dry in the snow! I’m wearing a size 9 (size down 1/2 size).
I’m wearing a very delicate but yet classic piece that I purchased from Grace + Hudson. It is call the Lily necklace in Champagne Pink. It comes in 8 different colors and also in silver. It is perfect for everyday wear!
Shop My Look:
Thank you for following alone and making this journey of mine enjoyable! I truly love writing out my passions and expressing myself behind a computer screen. My grammar may be horrendous, but my thoughts are pure! I’ll keep you posted on how I’m doing with my goals this year. Of course all the other fun things coming up this year! 2018 is going to be a great year! I can’t wait to share all the ‘Lovely’ things in it with you!
Talk to you soon!