Happy New Year, friends! Does anyone else feel like 2018 flew by? I honestly feel like it was just August and September and now we’re already into the new year. We did A LOT of travel last year and I feel like that contributed to life flying by, and to be honest, I’m excited for the slower pace of the new year and taking a little break from being out of town so much. I was so hellbent on traveling last year and thinking that it would somehow make me this worldly global person, and the truth is that I really get kind of homesick when I travel. I miss my dogs, my routine, and for some reason my anxiety is always at an all time high when we’re out of town. Not to sound like a hermit, but I am excited to just Netflix and jade roll for the next few weeks.
Every new year gives us an opportunity to start fresh and set new goals, and this year I just want to take things slower and be more intentional with my time, travel, relationships, and commitments. I think 2018 was the first year my blog and social media really allowed me a lot of opportunities and I will be the first to admit I was really excited and just said YES YES YES to way more than I should have. I have learned so many lessons this past year and just want to be more thoughtful with my time and energy.
This past year I’ve also had to deal with a lot of anxiety, feeling depressed and changes. I know anxiety and depression is no stranger around here and I’ve talked about it a lot, but for some reason towards the end of 2018 I’ve been more and more anxious over the dumbest stuff and I am so ready to kick that crap to the curb. Yes, I take daily meds for this and have forever, but even then there are always still ebbs and flows with my mood. I think a lot of that anxiety stems from overcommitment and trying to do to many things at one time, so this all ties back to me being more thoughtful with my time in the new year.
I am also excited to be completely redecorating our house … y’all, it’s time! We haven’t done any decorating in a few years and I just had a realization a few weeks ago that I am tired of living in a house that I don’t like, so I’m going to change that. We won’t be buying a new house any time soon, so why not improve the house we currently live in? I’m no interior decorator and to be honest, the thought of decorating makes me want to crawl in a hole (hence why it hasn’t been done in years), but I’m so over seeing all of these people with perfect houses on instagram and me sitting there thinking that I hate my house and the decor. I’m excited to share before and after pictures with you all over the next couple of months as I slowly redecorate each room in our little house.
So anyways, there’s my little New Year, New Me update- LOL. As always, I am so grateful to each and every one of you who still comes here to read and see what I post. I love you all and wish you a prosperous New Year as well!