Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How to Slay your Goals in 2019

A new year means a fresh start right? 

I recently got my hair cut and it couldn't come at a more perfect time. I think a fresh new cut is a great way to start the next chapter.

I'm excited for what 2019 has in store for me.

Today, I'm sharing my goals and also some tips that will help me achieve them. I'm sick of making new years resolutions and not getting anywhere with them!

1. Find Joy. That's my word for this year. To seek joy and to find contentment in the things I have and the things that come my way. I don't expect there won't be any lows this year, but I will make an effort to stay positive and find the joy even in the lowest moments.

2. Pay off Debt. This one always lands on my list of goals each year. Last year, we experienced some unexpected expenses. With Noah travelling more I had to rely heavily on after school care, I had to get new tires, you know the drill. This year all bonuses and extra income goes to paying off debt!

3. Read. Before kids I read all the time. I miss it. In 2019 I will pick up again. I already have a few books on my list. Has anyone read Becoming by Michelle Obama? Also, I'd love to hear your recommendations. Leave them in the comments below!

4. Date my husband. Noah and I are pretty terrible about making time to focus on just us. With four kids, it doesn't always work out where we can go out. I want to change that this year. Our relationship can only grow if we continue to work at it.

5. Take the kids out individually. I have four beautiful and special kiddos. This year, I want to make it a point to take them out on one-on-one dates. They each deserve my individual attention. I hope to make this a tradition!

6. Travel to a new place. I have the travel itch all the time. I love discovering new places and exploring.

7. Be My Own Boss. I have been dreaming about this for a long time. I yearn for more flexibility and a creative way to do what I love and be the best mom for my kids at the same time. It's time to turn that dream into a reality!

So, How Will I Achieve My Goals? 

I have a few tips to share to help myself accomplish my goals and I hope they will help you too!

TIP 1: WRITE your goals down. I know this may sound elementary but I find simply writing my goals down helps me visualize them. It is also serves as a great reminder to help keep you focus. I still use a planner and there's a space before the month begins that I plan to write mine down to help me!

TIP 2: Know your WHY. Why do you want to accomplish these specific things? If you don't know this then you won't give yourself the best chance to accomplish them. All my goals revolve around personal growth.

TIP 3: Make PLANS. How will you accomplish your goals? It's important to set a deadline around your goals. For example: I want to attend my second blog conference this summer so I will specifically set aside money and purchase my ticket this month.

TIP 4: TRACK your progress. Have regular check-ins with yourself. This will help you become accountable for the goals you have set. Also, I think it would be great to tell someone your goals so they can also help you stay focus and provide that push/support you need to achieve your goal.

TIP 5: DIVIDE and CONQUER: Turn your goals into smaller, more attainable goals. Creating these will help you not feel overwhelmed or feel like your goal will not be reached. Any small step forward is considered a success!

I hope 2019 is your year and I wish for everyone that you slay those goals like the boss babes you all are! 

Happy New Year! 


  1. Nickie and I started a book club and our reading Becoming for our first book. I can send you the invite to our dinner about it in February, if you'd like!

  2. Yes, please do! I still have to pick it up from my sister but I that would be fun!


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