I can’t even believe I’m typing the word “resolution”. I don’t ever say that word, when entering the new year. But more than ever, I feel focused on certain goals, and as we enter a new year, and I’m brainstorming ideas on how to reach them. I went back and read last year’s New Years post and it’s so interesting to compare then to now. Little did I know then, how much my life would be rocked in 2019. We were just closing on a new home, with a massive renovation ahead of us. (One I thought was only going to take 3 months and ended up completely consuming us for 6.) I didn’t know then that I would find out I was pregnant, and then experience that loss. I had no intentions of going to Italy when I wrote that post, or having a deep shift within regarding my professional goals. I guess, as I’m writing this, I have to stop and laugh at my attempt to even create resolutions, since life has proven to throw curveballs that inevitably throw things off track.
Still, I’m a big believer in goals, so here we are…dreaming up goals for 2020.
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Finish Our House – Brandon and I have put a long pause on all things house-related, and honestly, I haven’t felt bad about it. Lord knows we needed the break. But over the past few weeks, we’ve been feeling the internal pressure to get things done, and are going to carve time out to finish things around the house. If you want to see what we’ve done thus far, you can check that out here.
Get Pregnant – I’m sure this goes without saying but I want to have a baby this year. I’ll be 34 in a few weeks, and I’d be lying if I said that I’m not feeling the pressure of my age. Besides that, my heart is just ready for a baby. I have to chuckle that I’m even writing/sharing this because I felt so private about the fact that we were trying before I had my miscarriage. But honestly, f*ck it. It’s my life and my journey and I’m committed to sharing the good and the bad with you. It’s not all rainbows and sunshine over here and that’s ok. (Sidenote, I realize this is a goal that I’m not entirely in control of, so I’m not putting that pressure on myself. I’m just over here dreaming, ok?)
More Time At Home – This may just be the Holiday Hangover talking, but I’m craving more time at home. I’m tired AF and basically clearing most of my schedule in January to make time for rest and recovery. I plan to make intentional time at home throughout the year, though. Less being at all the things, and more just being.
Less Instagram – How does a blogger make less time for Instagram, though? Well…this goes along with some of the higher-level goals in my 5-10 year plan, but basically I realized recently that my end goal is not actually related to this world and I need to cut back a little in the influencer space. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere, I just plan to be much more intentional about my time spent blogging/Instagramming and even more selective about what I choose to share there.
Save a Sh*t Ton Of Money – There’s nothing like a huge investment opportunity sneaking up on you to kick your ass into high gear with savings, and that’s exactly what I plan to do. Now, more than ever, I’m focused on saving and thinking way less about spending. *cue Lil Dicky, “save that money*
Those are definitely the goals I have at the top of mind right now, but if I could even start with hanging my clothes up every day I’d be doing great, ya know? What are some of your resolutions for 2020? Goals? I’m sharing my word for the year over on Instagram, so be sure to check that out.
Instagram for me is becoming a nightmare. It requires too much attention and too much time for not such big rewards. And I don’t have so much time to spare, so I have decided not to think about it and keep it simple.
Happy 2020 dear!
Cate // 35mminstyle / blogging + photography
Wishing you all the best this 2020 dear! Happy New Year!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
You’re the best. xoxo