We have made it to the last month of 2018. Even saying that sounds so crazy!! I’m going to write 2018 and scratch it out so many times next month. This year more than others has gone so quickly. I have spent quite a lot of it at work, which I don’t regret because it has caused me to be where I am right now.
Over the past few months I’ve really been working though what a work/life balance is and what that looks like, and how I want that to look in my life. I’ve been working through who’s opinion matters and who’s doesn’t. I’ve also been working though a lot when it comes to my own expectations. I’ve had a lot of expectations of what this year was going to bring.
I remember at the beginning of the year I wanted to be more grateful than I had ever been. I really enjoy that I did that. I’ll definitely be praying bout what I feel God wants me to focus on next year. I feel like there have been moments and months of this year that I was very grateful, and times where I truly failed in that department.
Let’s put together some goals for this last month of 2018 shall we!
1// FINISH OUT THE YEAR WITH A GRATEFUL HEART
Over the past month there have been some truly hard days. I’ve been faced with some real subjects that aren’t the most fun to think about. I’m very grateful for my health, and my love ones! November being such a difficult month has really had me focused on how grateful I am for the people around me!
2// GO HOME!
This is my most exciting goal this month! I’m finally getting to go home! I haven’t been home in over a year. I don't want that to happen again. I enjoy visiting Florida and Disney and my friends and family! I’m ready for my tan lines!
3// DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS
Because November was so difficult I really considered not decorating for Christmas at all. This would have been the first year in my life that I didn’t decorate where I was living. Last night I started putting up a few decorations, and I’m glad. You can’t let a difficult season impact a new season!
4// GO TO DISNEY AND/OR UNIVERSAL
Out of the two I will definitely picking Disney, but I would love if I have the opportunity to go to both. I truly do get a Disney itch that I really need to scratch. There’s a Disney magic that you really can’t find anywhere else. I want to see the fireworks! Ohh, but I also want to have butter beer and go on the Hogwarts ride, I’m torn. I also need to save money though, so that solves that dilemma.
5// FINISH WHAT I NEED TO AT WORK BEFORE FLORIDA
Boo work goal, I know. But it’s also important. I really want to make sure my team is set up for success before I have some time on my own. I also am not excited for the hundreds of emails I will come back to, but it’s important to unplug and refresh!
6// GET THE HEAT FIXED AT MY PLACE
Even as I think of my goals, I am sitting next to a space heater, *face palm* , but life gets busy and I have to choose what to focus on. I can make sure work is good and I’m cooking dinner each night, or I can call about a space heater. I need to find the time I know, but for lack of a better phrase, it’s on my back burner right now.
7// ENJOY THE WINTER SEASON
This is another goal that has been difficult. Since the sun has been leaving me at like 4:30pm each day, it’s been hard for me to do anything after work other than come home and start to prepare for bed. Last year was the first time I had been subject to the “winter blues” and I will say I would return to sender if I could! It’s hard to not be a little bleh when you leave and come home from work it’s dark both times.
8// FINISH WATCHING GILMORE GIRLS FOR THE I’M NOT EVEN SURE WHAT TIME IN TOTAL
Every once in a while I start to run through the entire series and I’m about half way though at this point. Every time I find funny moments that I didn’t catch last time, or that I forgot about. I also really love seeing the characters from a new perspective at each age I watch the show! Not sure if I’m going to watch the “A Year in the Life” after, we shall see.
FURTHER READING: GILMORE GIRLS TAUGHT ME…
9// COME UP WITH AN ACTUAL SCHEDULE FOR POSTING ON HERE AND ON PINTEREST.
I started using Tailwind for my Pinterest because I’m not even sure how many blogs I’ve seen at this point that use and love Tailwind. I actually really do love it to. I’m still working through what makes sense for me, but I love that I can find something and post it later!
Do you have a posting schedule? Do you use Tailwind?
10// KEEP UP WITH MY SELF CARE
This year has been a major eye opener for me when it comes to self care. I’ve gone from really having no self care or boundaries to realizing how important self care is! I saw how self care, or the lack there of, was really effecting me both mentally and physically! I want to keep up the healthy version of self care, and deepen my knowledge of that moving forward!
What are you end of the year goals?
How do you feel you did on your goals this year? I would love to hear!