Maybe This Will Be The Year

A new year. A fresh start.

I guess I should make a resolution, pick a mantra for the year or start working out. 
Maybe this will be the year that I stop wearing leggings 6 days a week (ok, fine, 7) or the year I drink more water than Diet Dr. Pepper (or wine). Maybe this will be the year that I'll lose that last 15 pounds or keep my acne in check. Maybe I'll use real shampoo more than dry shampoo or stop going to Starbucks in order to save money.

Or maybe I'll rock out 2016 just as I am. 

Maybe I'll work harder to dress my body in a way that flatters me and makes me feel effing amazing. Maybe I'll remind myself to enjoy the moment, be grateful and lighten up while giving myself an inch of grace when I'm overwhelmed, tired and just not feeling it. 

Maybe I'll stop drinking the Two Buck Chuck and reach for the $5 splurge bottles instead. Maybe I'll walk with the baby to Starbucks instead of driving across town to the drive through. 
But not when it's raining. Or cold. Or windy. Or hot. 

Maybe I'll learn to balance all of the roles I've taken on, learn to say no when I really don't want to do something or let criticism roll off of my back. But if I try and stumble, that will be ok, too. 

This will be the year that I forgive myself for not being perfect, for just being me in all of my crazed glory.


For those of you who really appreciate a list, I do have some hard and fast goals for the year.
Some are boring, some are secrets and some are really fun!

2016, Home:
Finish that God forsaken living room design.
(seriously, does anyone want to help me do this? I'm so over it)

New windows and window treatments

Maybe, just maybe, consider a bit more construction 
(yep, I said it)

2016, Family
Travel more as a family, even though it's exhausting

Spend more time focusing on my marriage

2016, Blog
Start the Asked and Answered series again

Continue to always be honest, reflective and try not super worried about the negative feedback

See my work published on Scary Mommy (again!) and HuffPost

Continue to develop relationships with other bloggers and seek out local bloggers

2016, Personal
Work on developing my SAHM network of friends

Live life after bedtime.

And there you have it, an overachievers guide to handling New Year's resolutions!
(please tell me you hear the sarcasm)


  1. 2016,Fun
    visit Napa and drink our way through each and every winery!!

  2. I just found your blog, and I love how honest you are. I think my goals include to take the plastic wrap off of my exercise DVD and to wear a clean shirt that doesn't have spit up on it occasionally.

  3. Live life after bedtime? You tells the secrets to that kind of motivation & I'll pay you in gold. Binge watching Netflix, sipping wine, & eating all the snacks is all the energy I can muster!

  4. I think the you we all know is pretty awesome! I wouldn't walk to Starbucks either.

  5. eh, if it makes you feel any better, I live with a half mile of starbucks and have never once considered walking. ;)

  6. love how honest your blog is! It is seriously refreshing!

  7. I love this. I'm honestly not planning anything big for myself at all this year either. Just keep on keepin' on. Cheers to my fave "splurge" (aka $10) vino is apothic red!! I love a good red blend. It's similar to Meomi, which I would drink all the time but I can't fork over that $20 a bottle bc...duh. xx

  8. I loved this post! Definitely embrace imperfection and enjoy the moment without feeling any guilt!

  9. walking when it's not too hot, or raining, or too cold, or windy. Love. And agree completely! :)

  10. Love it! Happy New Year!! I hope you are going to cross off the Huff Post thing sooner rather than later!

  11. great goals! really hoping to travel more this year too
    xo jillian - cornflake dreams


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