Cheers to 2018: New Year Resolutions + A Cozy Winter Outfit

Happy New Year: it’s officially 2018! It’s hard to believe how fast last year flew by. I guess when you’re a parent, what they say holds true: “The days are long, but the years are short.” That basically sums up the last couple years of my life. Since becoming a mom, it’s amazing how the days can simultaneously drag on and fly by.

But I wouldn’t have it any other way. And from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you all for following along with me on this blogging journey. To be able to combine my passion for style and writing- while taking the time to raise a family- has truly been a dream come true.

New Year’s has always been my favorite day of the year; I suppose because the possibilities of blank chapters and promising dreams tug at my heart way too easily. You may have read that I describe myself as a recovering perfectionist, so it’s probably not surprising that penning life-changing resolutions while chugging champagne and cheering on the ball drop would be on my list of favorite holiday past times.

But for as long as I can remember, the shine initially drawing me in to those promises of a new year ahead wears much too quickly. You know what I mean… like how packed the gyms are through mid-January, but come February 1st, they’re once again deserted.

And yet we still make them; New Year resolutions, I mean.
Well, most of us do.
But how many of us actually follow through? How many of us actually check in halfway during the year and push ourselves to make the necessary changes to achieve our goals?

I’d like to say that’s me, but honestly, the opposite has rung true time and again.

I’ve failed miserably repeatedly.
I’ve given up much too quickly.
I’ve let the monotony of the daily grind wear off on the dreams held close to my heart.

And so, my resolution this year is to make 2018 the year I change all of that. It sounds ironic, but it’s actually quite simple.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always gotten.”

It’s not exactly rocket science, but it is rather bold and true- wouldn’t you say?

 

 

Well, this year I want things to be different.

This year I turn 30 (in 22 days, to be exact).
My husband and I will welcome our second son into the world.
We will celebrate a decade of love and 8 years of marriage.
I will celebrate my first blogiversary and my second year of stay/work-at-home mom.

And there will be many more milestones met along the way, too… Lord willing.

I think those are some accomplishments to be grateful for, proud of and motivating me to continue moving forward… one foot in front of the other, one baby step at a time.

And hopefully, this will be the year that small daily changes in the way I think and act add up to create big life changes.

I can’t promise that I’ll be perfect, but I sure as heck can promise to not give up.

Because life is a gift, and we only get one chance to create our masterpiece.

So cheers to a Happy, Healthy, and Dream Fulfilling 2018!

Xx

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50 comments on “Cheers to 2018: New Year Resolutions + A Cozy Winter Outfit

    1. Thank you, Alyssa! I definitely did not wear these shoes all day haha. But it’s nice to feel pretty even when you feel like a whale 😉

  1. I was pregnant at 30 too! It is such a life mile marker and feeling great while pregnant can really effect your mood and daily choices. You look great and your smile seems so genuine. I am glad you are enjoying turning 30 and the glow of motherhood.

    1. Hi Danielle, I’m due this week and will turn 30 at the end of the month, so it’s definitely close. Thanks so much for the kind words!

    1. Thanks Marta! I was pregnant with my first son at 27, too- had him 10 days shy of my 28th birthday. This time I’ll be having our second a couple weeks before I turn 30! Funny how that works.

    1. I seem to always grab the best shoes that are gone right after, haha! Sorry! I hope you find a good similar pair 🙂

  2. Such beautiful milestones ahead – many blessings mama!

    I love what you wrote about the resolutions – I cannot tell you how many I’ve managed to make and how many have gone by! Such a great reminder with that quote, too!

    xo

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Sasha! What’s most important is living and learning, right? 🙂 Happy New Year!

    1. Wow, I didn’t realize we were so close in age! I turn 30 on the 25th!! Aquarius power haha <3 Congratulations on your upcoming birthday too, Roxanne! Thanks for the kind words!

  3. Girl, you look gorgeous!! You are right, life flies by after you become a mom. It’s thrilling and heartbreaking all at once. Cheers to a great year!!

    1. “Thrilling and heartbreaking all at once.” Yep, I couldn’t have said it better! Cheers girl, and thank you!

  4. That is a gorgeous dress and you look beautiful pregnant! I had my third baby few months ago and that’s how my 2017 was, pregnant and birth, that was it haha….It felt like the year was so long yet it passed too fast!

    1. Thank you so much, Afra! Yep, that’s basically how I feel about 2017 too. Congrats on your third babe, that’s an amazing accomplishment!

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