#SOL19 Here's to the New Year

Same me.
New year.
New goals.
New lessons.
New revelations.
New outlook.
New calendar.
New attitude.
New priorities.
New focus. 
New me?

Or same me
but closer
to the real me
deep inside. 

A new year feels full of possibilities, lessons, learning. I am determined to make this the year I start achieving the new goals I set for myself. In my 30's, I met all the goals I ever thought I wanted: married, children, a teacher. These were the dreams I dreamed as a child and they came true. As I inch closer to 40 (my birthday is in June), it's time to think about what do I want next? How do I want to show up as a wife, a mom, a teacher, a friend, a human? How can I be the best me possible- what does she do each day? Think? Feel? Practice? 

I am using the Start Today journal by Rachel Hollis to help me focus on my dreams, goals, and the big goal I want to achieve first. My first big goal is to be at my healthy weight so I can look and feel my best. At almost 40, I deserve all the things that come with that- shopping in any store I like, being happy with how I look in pictures, moving with ease, feeling good inside my skin. There are many other dreams to work towards, but Rachel says to concentrate your efforts because a boulder makes a bigger splash in a pond than many different pebbles. 

So, even though my family is celebrating with Chinese food and ice cream cake later today, I am doing what I did this summer when I was really focused- bringing my own food. I'm bringing cauliflower rice and slow cooker stew that I prepared. I'll drink my water. I'll enjoy the time with my family and I will make the food choices that make me feel like I am saying YES to my goals and moving closer to my dream becoming reality.

What are your hopes and dreams in 2019? 


  1. There is such a feeling of potential at the start of a new year, isn't there!? It sounds like you have some wonderful energy moving you forward into 2019 and some interesting questions to ponder. Happy New Year!

  2. Wishing you all the best for the new year. Saying yes to your goals is hard work for sure!

  3. Or same me
    but closer
    to the real me
    deep inside.

    I love this! Turning double twenty is a milestone. A wonderful one. Wishing you a fabulous year!

  4. 2019 is looking pretty good. Don't be afraid of the 40s, either. They are when I came alive! Happy new year!

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