Someone please tell me how 2018 is coming to a close and 2019 is about to begin. Don’t get me wrong, I love when the new year comes around and the fresh start it brings. I feel completely inspired by the blank slate and array of possibilities that a brand new year has. But, just this past year I dated my apartment lease 2015, so it seems to me that the fact that 2019 is coming may be a little shock to me *insert nervous laughing emoji here*. That moment was actually incredibly embarrassing, but in my defense my health was making my brain was going in about 456,000 different directions.
There are a few things that I like to do and think are important things for everyone to do before the ball drops and the new year arrives, so let’s get into them!
Reflect on the good & the bad.
Take time to look back on your year. Reminisce on all of the memories you made. Think back to all the good times that left your heart full. Take note of what you were doing and who was around in those moments. It is likely that those are the things and/or the people who make you the happiest, so make a point to make more moments like those in 2019.
Also take the time to try to understand what you have learned from the bad or more difficult times this year has brought. Life is not easy and it is likely that you will come face-to-face with things that will test you and possibly flip your world upside down. But, it is important to remember that you can get through these things and your outlook on these bad situations will help you. I am a strong believer that most things happen for a reason. Even amongst the worst days, months, and years, there is a lesson that was meant to be taught and meant to bring something good to your life. Maybe it is to get you out of a worse situation, to separate yourself from negative people, or even to just help you gain a clearer or better outlook on life. To put all of what I just wrote more simply: look for the good in the bad (finding that “good” might just make getting through the bad a little easier).
Celebrate you, Lovely!
Take a moment to celebrate you and all of the things you have accomplished. It is human nature to feel selfish celebrating ourselves and where we have grown in life. But, it isn’t selfish. Instead it is a form of self-love and respect that we all need to practice a little more. We need to remind ourselves to celebrate any sized victory in our life and acknowledge the goals we have reached throughout the year.
Set your goals and/or resolutions.
I am a very goal oriented person and have personally found that setting goals has helped me to be more productive and focus more on things I want to accomplish. So set your goals (or resolutions) for 2019. These goals can be related to any area of your life where you want to improve. Make sure your goals are obtainable and that there are steps that you can take to reach them. If you are trying to reach a goal you failed to reach this year, try to figure out why you could not reach that goal and what you can do differently in the new year to be successful.
A new year is full of possibilities and brings so much excitement with it! Get excited for the fresh start and all of the amazing things you will do in 2019!
Thank you all for following along with me this year and for all of your kind words and support! This fall semester was a little more hectic than I planned for, so I was not able to put as much into my blog as I hoped. In the new year, I am going to step it up and put as much time as I can into sharing my love for fashion (and other subjects) with you all! There are going to be some fun changes that I am really excited about sharing with you and think that my blog with finally feel more like me!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are ready for an even better New Year!
Thanks for stopping by, Lovely!