New Year. New You? No Thanks.
I went into 2019 with the same goals and aspirations that I did for many years in the past, but this time around it's going to be a bit different. I am going into 2020 actually living out these past goals and continuing to work hard on making them stronger. In the past I would always think "this is the year", but I didn't do much to make it "my year". August 1, 2019 I did something about it when I walked out of my long term job. Now, I'm not saying that you should up and walk out of your job by any means. You just have to do what is right for you and your family. I am lucky enough and SO thankful for my husband who I can't thank enough for encouraging me to pursue my dreams. Also to my Mom, who I called right away after I quit and she said, "now go do what you've always wanted to." I'll never forget that, she's an angel on this earth, I whole heartily believe that. I don't agree with the saying, "New Year New You" for many reasons, but mainly because it shouldn't be a "new you", it should just be a better you, a healthier you in all aspects of your life. Whether that be mentally, emotionally, physically, in your work life, marriage, or anything else you should be challenging yourself to be "better" for YOU and in return will be better for your family and those around you. Instead of your resolution being I'm going to lose X amount of weight, maybe it should be I'm going to change this or that eating habit so it makes my body feel better which in return will have a positive impact on your mental and emotional health as well. I remember for many MANY years my resolution was always, "this is going to be the year I get skinny." Now I look back and I think wow what a horrible way to look at myself. Thinking like that didn't help me in anyway at all. Also, why did I ever think that my size was my worth? It's not. This years resolution, which I'd rather prefer to say is my goal, not a resolution, is to grow my boutique and continue to be thankful for everyone and everything in this amazing life that God has blessed me with. So is 2020 going to be my year? Absolutely, because every year that God blesses you with is your year. You just have to decide what you're going to do with the time given. Like Miranda Lambert said, "I'm the keeper of the flame and the teller of the story." HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR!
**Enjoy some photos of family and friends from the past 10 years! CRAZY!!***