Welcome, all, to the New Year! You know what that means. A new year means new possibilities. New dreams and new hopes are bound up in our new goals. For many of us, a new year means a new chance to start over. With a fresh beginning, we can look positively into the coming year with fresh eyes and a brand new perspective. Welcome to 2018!!
But first, let’s look back at 2017:
2017 wasn’t a bad year for me. Mind you, it wasn’t the greatest. I spent several months in a depressive state and in an unhealthy relationship. However, 2017 taught me so much about myself. I learned even more about what I want and don’t want in my life. I learned more about what my strengths are but also learned to acknowledge my weaknesses.
The beginning of 2017 was stressful and some harsh lessons needed to be learned. But the end of 2017 was met with a much more positive outlook on life – and some wonderful new people who have come to mean so much to me. I finally found my tribe! I might write more about them in future posts.
Parenting in 2017 has had its ups and downs too. My first born celebrated his 16th birthday, which had me very nostalgic. Leading up to his birthday, I often found myself looking over his baby pictures and watching old videos of him as a young child. Watching him grow up has been both a challenging task and a pure pleasure.
Conner just turned 11 but he’s still my baby bear. He still lets me cuddle with him and kiss him on the cheek. For now, he still loves my company and I’m going to take advantage of that as long as I can.
I had a great break from my blog and just enjoyed spending time with my family. I got to recharge my batteries and think about all that I want to accomplish in the new year.
All in all though, the year has been a good one. So what does 2018 have in store for me?
Better financial stability:
At least that’s what I’m hoping. This is a goal for me every year and while it may not have happened in 2017, I still strive for this and I will for as long as its necessary. I think this is something we all strive for every year. It’s one of those ongoing things. I am learning so much from my internship and am hopeful that it will lead to something that I can be proud of.
I also haven’t given up on my writing either. My focus will be on scheduling time for myself to sit down and actually write my stories. Inspiration doesn’t always come to me when I’m at a computer either which makes this part a bit difficult but I will figure it out. The new year brings new hope that I will finally get my act together in this department.
A New Car!
This is a major goal for me this year as my current car is really struggling to keep it together. I know that in order to improve my financial state I need a more reliable vehicle and that is my goal this year. But first, I have to improve my credit, which is also on the agenda for the new year.
Starting up my YouTube Channel again!
I have been going back and forth with this for quite some time but it’s only been recently that I’ve been giving this serious thought, thanks to a friend of mine who has been super encouraging. Again, though, it’s a matter of time. I have to figure out a day that will actually work for me and not conflict with anything else so I can give it my full attention. Maybe the new year will bring new ideas for me.
But the biggest thing I’m looking forward to in 2018 is…
Continuing to learn and grow as a person! I am looking forward to improving my positive outlook on life and helping others move in the same direction. I don’t know what this new year has in store for me but I do know that, good or bad, I will learn from all of it and it will, in turn, make me a better person. That is my ultimate goal for 2018!
What are your goals for the new year? Let me know in the comments. I am confident that 2018 is going to be the best year yet. Happy New Year everyone!
Thanks so much for reading!
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