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First things first, Happy New Year and Hello January!!
I don’t know about you but for me December was just a big blur. It was super busy, I was sick the last half of it and I’m really glad it’s over! Now that it’s finally January there is a light at the end of the winter tunnel. It’s no secret that I absolutely hate winter and it’s dark, dreary days. I can’t wait for warm weather, sunshine and pool days! Bring it summer 2019!!But back to the present…January 3, 2019. A time for new beginnings. I am pretty excited about that. I believe that everyday is a clean slate and a chance to start over but there is something exciting about starting a new year, even if it’s gross and dark and dreary outside. LOL!!
Before I share my New Year’s Resolutions with y’all I thought I would revisit my 2018 resolutions and see how I did on them. Last year I divided my resolutions into two blog posts, one for personal and one for my blog. Today I thought I would talk about my personal resolutions and later this week tackle my blog resolutions. So let’s get to it!
- Read 100 books. I absolutely killed this resolution and as of December 31 I officially read 120 books. Holy crap!! I will post my December book post soon and then you can see what 13 books I read in December. I guess that’s one plus of being sick for 2.5 weeks?!
- Lose another 30 pounds. In 2018 I lost 30 pounds all by myself and I was so excited so my goal for this year was to do it again. I didn’t actually get serious about this resolution until I joined Profile at the end of August and with their help I was able to lose 28 pounds this year!! I gained a little of my previous weight back so as of today I am officially down 48 pounds!! Who ever thought I could do that?? Not me!!
- Travel to one new place. I crushed this resolution as well! In February I traveled to Seattle for my birthday, it was my first west coast trip and it was so much fun!!
- Pass my NPS Exam. I hate to say that I failed at this one. I did take a refresher class for the exam and have tons of study material I need to crack down on and study so I call that a step in the right direction! Maybe next year??
- Try five new things. I wasn’t very specific on this goal but I think I accomplished this one?? In 2018 I tried indoor skydiving, visited Magnolia Market by myself, got a lash lift and dermaplane, went to my first major league baseball game, and sold my first home and moved!
Overall I’m pretty proud of myself and think I did well in 2018…3 outta 5 (almost 4 dang it!!) isn’t bad!!
Onward and upward…now let’s talk about my 2019 New Year’s Resolutions!!
I feel like 2018 was such a year of transition for me and in 2019 I want to be more “settled” and I have some things I want to do to accomplish that and I’m about to lay them out for you here because trust me when I say that it really helps to put it in writing in a public space and now y’all can hold me accountable!! So here we go…
ONE. Travel to one new place. I actually don’t plan on doing a lot of traveling in 2019 because I have some things I need to pay off…credit cards, student loans, etc and I really want to spend this year working on that! I feel like I am so close to paying things off and I want this to be the year I really buckle down and do it!
TWO. Read 120 books. That was my final number for 2018 and I feel like I really only hit it because I have been sick for past couple of weeks and really amped my reading up during that down time. So that’s my official goal for 2019!!
THREE. Lose 30 pounds. Same as last year but I have done it twice before so I know I can do it this year…well I almost did it it this year so that counts! HA!. Dare I say maybe I will lose more and hit my goal weight this year?? I can’t even imagine that happening!!
FOUR. Pass my NPS Exam. Again, the same as last year but now that I’ve been to the review course I want to make my study cards and take the damn test!!
FIVE. Create a capsule wardrobe and stick to it. Ever since I moved into my apartment I have been on a huge cleaning out streak. I actually have a LOT of closet space but I honestly don’t wear the majority of my clothing. At work I wear scrubs and sneakers and at home I wear gym/lounge clothes so I just feel like I have an excess of things and I want to get rid of it all!! Plus since I’ve been losing weight I am constantly finding things that don’t fit and getting rid of them so I think this is totally doable.
So there you have it, my 2019 New Year’s Resolutions! I only did five because I feel like that’s a good number to do and they are all quantifiable so I can actually measure whether or not I accomplished them. 2019 is going to be my year y’all…I cant feel it!!
Stay tuned next week for my blog resolutions!!
Do you have New Year’s Resolutions??
What is one thing you want to accomplish in 2019??
December did fly by in a hurry that is for sure. Happy New Year! Good luck on reaching all your goals this year. Looking forward to seeing what you reading.
Tomi C says
120 books! Wow Ricci, that’s a lotta books! What a way to smash a goal. One thing I hope to accomplish in 2019 is more travel. I’ve got a couple of trips booked already and I’ll have 2 stamps on my passport in 2019! *tosses confetti*
It sounds like you have accomplished a good amount of your goals. I am sure you will pass your exam this year. Just keep plugging away at it and you will get it done.
McKenzie Allyshia says
Oh wow, 120 books is quite the feat! That is awesome! You did a great job on your goals for 2018. I am beyond confident that you will totally rock your 2019 goals!
Melissa Chapman says
Good luck on all those resolutions. You are such a prolific reader and keep going with that weight loss. Keeping physically fit and keeping the mind sharp are great goals.
WOW!! I admire people who can read voraciously as you do. The traveling sounds like loads of fun. We love to travel too. Good luck with your resolutions.
Amber Myers says
Good luck with your goals! I love to read, so I hope to read that many books as well. I rarely keep track, but I feel like I come close to that since I always have a book in my hands.
December flew by to me as well. I love all of your goals. Especially, your reading goals. I love to read, and typically always keep a book on hand in my car.
It sounds like you did a great job accomplishing your goals in 2018 and I hope you are successful in achieving all of them in 2019!
Kelly Stilwell says
Good for you to tackle so much reading! I’ve never set a goal for reading, but I’m reading all the time. Good luck with all your plans to tackle this list. One of my goals is to go to 10 new countries this year. It’s a big goal, but I’m ready to try!
Happy New Year!
Congrats on reading 120 books in 2018! That’s a big deal, that’s over two a week. What was your favorite?
I love that your resolutions are reasonable and totally achievable! I can’t wait to see how you complete each one!
Cathy Mini says
Great that you’ve accomplished your previous resolutions although not at all. Goodluck to your 2019 New Year resolutions, hope we can achieve it.
Gervin Khan says
Such a great new year resolution list to achieve. Especially the 120 books this year is a very tedious task but I know you can accomplish this. Reading is a great way to acquire knowledge and wisdom.
Terri Steffes says
I have created a capsule wardrobe and I love it. HOWEVER, I don’t trust it when I need to dress up. So I have purchased items beyond the capsule. Now I am back to owning a bunch of clothing. Gotta figure that part out.
I don’t make resolutions usually, but I do have some plans for this year. Traveling to a new place is one of them for me too.
Good for you and best of luck for 2019. My main goal for 2019 is to declutter my closet and lose some pounds. Thanks for sharing!
Micah @ Unabashedly Me says
Way to kill your goals for the year! You’re a rockstar. I don’t know how you work, workout, have a social life, and also read 100+ books. I am not worthy!
Terri Beavers says
I love that you are going to read 100 books. I could meet this goal myself but would have to work on some of your other ones. I hope you have a wonderful new year.