365 new days, 365 new chances. Here are my hopes for the year ahead…

new year quote 2018

Hello there 2018. Nice to meet you. Just like any new relationship, we are still trying to get aquatinted. You have greeted my household with sickness, exhaustion + lots of runny noses. We have not left the house in days but I know that you are just setting the ground work + letting us build our strength to take on the new year. There is going to be great things to learn, explore, experience + see over the next 364 days; one more reason you need us to kick this sickness out now. Right?!?!… this is not foreshadowing of what is to come. It just can’t be.

In all honestly, I am truly looking forward to all that 2018 might hold. I want to embrace it all + allow challenges, people, opportunities + grace to guide me. Like so many, I have been reflecting a lot on the chapter that just closed. 2017 had its highs + lows which tested me on many levels. So, below are my resolutions + hopes for the year ahead…

Patience. If 2017 taught me anything, it’s that exhaustion is constant. Having 2 small children (1 of which does not seem to enjoy sleeping much at all) is demanding. My patience lacks at times with my kids, my family + with my husband. I want to remember to take a breath, slow down + change my perspective. Additionally, I want to be more patient with myself. Not everything needs to go my way + rationality should guild my thought process more than my emotions.

Acceptance. I will admit, I am often quick to judge. Moreover, I have let previous insecurities + fears guide my decisions. I want to be more open-minded + accepting, allowing me to see things as they are without judgment.

Eat less sugar. There are very few sweets I turn away from. I love dessert, what can I say! Yet, over the past year, I feel like I have let a bit too much refined sugar into my life. I want to take back the reins on my sugar consumption, consciously cutting back on my day-to-day. Maybe this will help my skin, sleep, mood + body.

Self Care. When you are constantly tired + looking after small humans 24/7, it is hard to find the time or energy to do much for yourself. I have let the majority of my passions + interests fall by the wayside (outside of this blog!) along with taking the time I need for myself. I want to put myself + my well being back on my priority list. So, if that means a massage every few months, taking a class, getting back into the gym or sitting down to read every night, I need to give myself a little love more regularly.

What are your 2018 goals? Do you have resolutions you are hoping to make too?

 

Written by Jaime
South on Broadway is a Denver based food + lifestyle blog for lovers of food, fashion and design. a destination for daily inspiration

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