My New Year starts tomorrow. Not because I’m procrastinating (OK, maybe a little...), but because tomorrow it’s back to school routines, work travel for weeks on end for the hubs and a new twist to my daily 20-minute work commute with one major road closing for the next ten months. Yay, 2019. 😫😭
Seriously. What was wrong with last year? 2018 was a pretty amazing year in my opinion. Do we really need a new year... again?!?
I vote we bring back 2018.
I’ve always been pretty excited to start a new year. I get my new planner and set way too many lofty and crazy goals to meet. I enjoy fresh starts and new pages.
But this year has not matched the same always been. I’m stuck.
I started off 2019 with a hangover and a cold that turned into a sinus infection. My first day of 2019 was spent woozy and sneezing... and cleaning up an epic mess from a NYE party we had for about 100 adults and kids. (By the way, my sister-in-law cleaned up half my house and deserves major angel wings!)
My husband and kids were all out of work and school - sleeping in, enjoying lazy days - while I rushed off to work. Even work was crazy-busy (not that I should complain) and different than the normal easy transition back in from the holidays.
TAKE ME BACK TO 2018!!!
Is anyone else with me? Does the thought of a new year seem daunting and not even a bit appealing? Do you wish you could go back to 2018? Am I the only one?!?
I spent some time this morning trying to organize my thoughts and set some goals. I filled up a piece of paper with about 40 goals and all of them seem stupid. I have managed to set two goals for 2019 - both stolen from others, I might add.
Other than those two goals, I'm all crickets.
I always listen to self-help podcasts (it use to be true crime podcast binging - I made that switch in 2018... I told you it was a banner year!), so I've had a wealth of ideas flooded into my brain over the past couple of months. Instead of helping me set goals though, it's just made me know a few things I'm NOT doing for 2019...
Does a "not" list count for New Year's resolutions? If so, 2019 - I've got you! But to be honest, it doesn't feel like that. I feel lost without some goals.
So what are your big lofty New Year action plans? What are you going to accomplish for the greater good? Or for pure selfish reasons? I'm sure there are some other good goals out there I can steal to make me feel prepared for 2019.
Wife, mom and full-time marketing pro. Diet coke addict. Auburn fan (and alumn). Christian - striving to comprehend grace.