Tag Archives: New Year

“An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.” -Robin Quivers

I apologize profusely for not posting thus far in 2019. Ironic how it’s one of my goals, isn’t it. Anyway, I don’t have much time to post today but let me tell you a few things about 2019 so far.

  1. This semester is already hard. I had to drop a course, I recommend not taking more than one English class at a time.
  2. I finished counseling, the counselor felt I was doing better and we came to an agreement that if I need it in the future, I will make an appointment.
  3. I got a new laptop. I sold my old MacBook then was able to buy a nice Acer from BestBuy.
  4. I had a great birthday weekend this past weekend.
  5. We rearranged pretty much the whole house this weekend and I am not in a bigger, brighter room looking out into the backyard.
  6. I am happy with this year, though not much else has changed.

I want to hear how your 2019 is going, one month in. Let me know in the comments bellow. As always, thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you find great content here.

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“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Snapchat-1311408993Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas. I for one had a rollercoaster of a day. The morning was great and I’m super excited about the new mouse and mousepad I received because my 12 year old mouse I got with my first computer had died finally. The bad part? I accidentally locked myself in the garage. I have spent a few weeks alone in the house because Michaela and her family went to Florida for the holidays and on Christmas night, I went out to the freezer to see what I wanted to eat for dinner. Well, apparently the door wasn’t unlocked all the way and when I shut it behind me, I locked myself in. It’s a long story but thankfully I was in there for less than two hours. Zack was able to get the neighbors help to cut the chain off the front door and come into the house and let me out of the garage. So, crisis averted, no living in the freezing garage for two weeks.

This post isn’t about the horrors of the holidays, though. It is yet another post about setting goals. As I was looking over things that I want to improve I saw an overall theme: ME. I want to work on me; physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, spiritually, socially…literally every way possible. So, here is what I’m thinking:

  1. Physically:
    a) Start yoga -I’m taking yoga to fulfill the PE requirement for my AA-
    b) Go to the gym -Zack has a membership for a gym and can take one person with him-
    c) Drink more water -or water in general-
    d) Try my hardest to cut out gluten
  2. Emotionally:
    a) Write in a journal
    b) Look at the positives when I get really down
    c) Listen to uplifting music
  3. Mentally:
    a) I’m seeing a personal counselor through the church so I want to continue meeting with him
    b) Continue growing by reading -my goal is to read 7 books-
    c) Finish community college -finally-
    d) Keep up with my blog -maybe I can do better than I did this year-
    e) Write my book -I need to just do it-
  4. Financially:
    a) Sell my wedding dress FINALLY -I’ve been trying to sell it for a year and I’ve added a slideshow of it below-Β 
    b) Get a job -this will happen this year-
    c) Create a savings plan
  5. Spiritually:
    a) Read the Book of Mormon again
    b) Read the Bible through for the first time
    c) Go to all church activities I am capable of going to
    d) Get into family history more
  6. Socially:
    a) Find free activities to do with friends
    b) Take a few trips with friends and/or family -go white water rafting and hiking, specifically-
    c) Host a family reunion -this is happening in June, whether people come or not-
    d) Visit family in Idaho

Yes, I am aware that this is a long list but if you stop and really look at it, it’s very doable. I didn’t make unattainable goals like travel the world, get married, or have my own house because realistically that won’t happen. But I do have the ability to take care of my needs. As this is my last post of 2018, I wish you all a happy and safe New Year! Comment below on ways to help me sell this dress, I honestly want it out of my closet already.

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“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It’s another year and I will be the first to admit that I didn’t do as well on my new year’s goals in 2016 as I had hoped. Especially with my blog. I honestly have no excuses for not blogging. I just get…lazy, I guess. I think about doing it but I keep telling myself “I’ll do it later” and later turns into tomorrow, which turns into next week, which turns into never. It’s a never ending, downward spiral. I am so thankful to my loyal reader, though. You have stuck with me through my disappearances. I really do want to be better at my blog. I may not have a big following but I know people check on it. Plus, if I want to be a writer, I need to show the world that I do what I say I’m going to do.

So, my goals for 2016 were to work on the skills my grandma had tried to teach me and to actually write on my blog. You know just how I did with one of them…I was not the best blogger out there. As for working on the skills my grandma tried teaching me, I did ok. I definitely worked more on cooking and I think I am pretty goo at it. Sewing didn’t go over well. I got a lot of stuff I needed in order to sew but we had to pack everything up and we moved into a small studio. There was no room for my sewing area anymore so it all sits in my husband’s parents’ garage.

I think 2016 has had it’s ups and downs. We all know there were a lot of celebrity deaths, which left the world in awe. We moved to a big city, which I never thought I’d do. My aunt almost died, my best friend and her daughter got hit by a car while walking, and my husband’s friend got hit by a car while on his motorcycle; all of which took place in October. I did something new with my hair, which I’ve wanted to do for a while. I actually did that on New Year’s Eve.

This year will be another year full of adventure, full of love, and full of growth. I have no idea what is in store for me this year but I am excited to find out. My goal this year is to be the best possible me I could be.

I know it’s 3 days late but Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for reading

“Procrastination is the Theif of Time.” -Edward Young

So, once again, I procrastinated on posting. I wanted to post so many times but kept saying “I’ll do it later” or “I need to do ____ and ____ first, then I can sit down and write.”

Since it is a new year, I made ONE good resolution (even though I told myself not to make any this year) and that is to actually write on my blog. It may not be daily but I am trying for at least weekly. Eventually I’ll get up to biweekly or more. Starting small is, at least, starting somewhere.

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With it being the beginning of a new year, I want to take a moment to reflect on some things in my life that I experienced in 2015, so here they are:

  1. I started back to school, last Spring semester was my first semester since 2012 (not very long I know but I was definitely ready to go back).
  2. I got my first ever 4.0 GPA ever in school (I was very proud of myself for that one) in the summer.
  3. I married my best friend in May and went have made many wonderful memories together since then. (I made a post about this)
  4. I was able to go to Universal Studios Hollywood for the first time in May and it was awesome (I hope to go again soon, with the new HP attraction area opening in April).
  5. I got an awesome job doing what I’ve wanted to do for years, working with young children (it is exhausting but very rewarding)

Other stuff happened in 2015 but these were the main things that I can think of right now. I loved 2015 and I have so many good things to look forward to in 2016.

Please, comment below with your favorite moments of 2015 or any new year resolutions you have for 2016.

Happy New Year! Hope you have a successful year this year!