New Year Already?

It’s legit 2019. Like, HOW!?

How did this year get here so soon!? Am I alone in thinking that 2018 went by so fast, it’s damn near blurry!? I remember January 2018 being the longest month ever. Then, the rest of the year just zipped by!

In 2017, we said for 2018, we wanted to travel more. Soooo, together we ventured to Mexico, San Francisco (and LA for a bit), and the Bahamas (via cruise). Individually, my darling went to Vegas for guy’s trip and I just recently went to Florida to help my parents move into a new home, as well as help out my dad after he had knee surgery (sweetie did come to FL for the last portion of my trip).

I can’t believe all of the places we went! We’re already planning a couple of trips for 2019, so that’s exciting!

In 2018, we had some milestone birthdays, including my 40th and both of my parents celebrating their 75th! I feel so blessed to be here and I’m ready for what my 40s will bring! I pray for good health, good spirits, and good times! I’m really, really praying for that health one. More so for the physical health. I am always praying for this, but every year, I can’t stay on track. I’m hoping 2019 is the year I get all the way fit! I’ve got my eye on a few programs that I feel will help me. I’m going to go with one and do it for at least half the year. I think I need to invest more time in the programs I choose, so that I can really see a difference.

I tried to read a lot in 2018 and I finally finished a book! *lol* I’m like, the queen of buying digital books and reading half of them. I don’t know what it is, but I never finish digital books! So I decided to buy three physical books last year and I think that helped. I got through one and I’m still reading another. This current book I’m reading is called, “Conversations with God”. I can’t describe how amazing this book is, you just have to read it for yourself. It’s not just for believers of God either. It will keep you deep in thought, that’s all I can say. The messages in this book are going to be what I need for 2019 and beyond. Seriously, pick it up. It’s just…wow. The other book I bought was Michelle Obama’s book. I can’t wait to get into it! I have to finish Conversations with God first. I’m halfway through, so hopefully I can pick up Michelle’s book very, very soon.

So typically, I start new year’s posts talking about my goals for the new year. But guess what? I’ve finally learned something. I’m setting goals but with a different intention this year (and beyond). My intent to accomplish goals will be there, but I’m taking the mindset of, “whatever happens, happens”.

I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but whenever I really try to plan my life, it NEVER works out. I’m sure I’ve written about it before, so I’ll spare you. I’ll just say that, I’m not planning anything any more. No more statements like,

I’m going to __________

By age ____, I’m going to be/have __________

By (year), I’m going to be/have ____________

These statements are not bad. I think they can help give some direction, some guidance. But to be stuck on these statements, that’s not the business. Whatever it is that I want to accomplish, I’ll set out do it, but I’m not going to allow myself to be let down if it doesn’t happen. Every spiritual text that I have been reading over the past year has finally hit me: things happen the way they are meant to happen. For me, this has been true. Perhaps I’ll write another post that really details all of the things I set out to accomplish in my life so that you all can see what has happened thus far. NOTHING I have seriously planned has worked out! So finally, I’m going forward with a more open mindset that if there are things meant for me, they shall come to fruition.

Ok, well, that’s about all I have to kick off the new year! As always, I’ve got the best intentions of blogging more this year! I still have my writing challenges, so let’s hope I can really get into those more. Oh, and I’m not sure I’ll be going back to therapy this year, so there probably won’t be any therapy posts. I’ve been feeling pretty decent thanks to therapy. I’ve had some moments (and I probably always will), but I just use the tools I was taught and I can put my anxiety at ease. I’m SO proud of that, honestly. Therapy was the best thing that happened to me in 2018. Like, I was sorta feeling a little sad that I didn’t really *do* much last year, but going to therapy was EVERYTHING. It made 2018 much, much better. I’m not sure where I’d be if I didn’t go. I’d be an anxious wreck, I imagine. So I’m very thankful for therapy and I encourage everyone to go! #GetYourMindRightIn2019

Alright, I’m out! Happy New Year!!! May God bless you all with so much health and happiness this 2019. It is your year to do everything your heart desires!

xoxo, T