The Way I'll Slay In 2018 | Jenngem
I was just reading another blog, talking about the word "resolution," and how we both don't particularly like the word because it comes with a negative connotation with it. If we don't hit our resolutions, we're going to beat ourselves up. Like I said in a previous blog post, that's just the way we are built as human beings. But goals? Goals are much more attainable. We can break those up into bite-sized chunks and work on them a little bit at a time.

My husband and I were talking the other night about goals, except every time I would tell him a goal that I wanted to achieve, he would ask me why. I never thought about the why's behind our goals and what goes into them emotionally. So without further ado, these are my goals for the upcoming year, and how I plan to achieve them.

Lose Weight  

I know, I know. So cliche. That's what, like, everyone else is like, doing. I get it. But, see, I need to lose weight. I'm going to throw my vulnerability to the wind here and tell you what I weigh because I want you guys to help me be accountable this year. I'm about 277. Yikes, ouch, I know. Almost 300 pounds. But get this, I was over 300 pounds. I've already lost over 29 pounds, an I intend to keep going. I want to be around for my family, I want to be healthy. 

Play More 

With the chronic illnesses that I live with everyday, there are days that are so hard. So, so hard. But I want to learn to be able to push past them and be a better mom to my son. I want to play more, I want to hear his giggles as I tickle him more, I want him to run up and hug me more. And playing can distract me from the pain, as long as I don't let the pain take over, which is a problem I had for many years. This year, I want to be different.

Work On My Marriage

If there is one thing that I have learned about marriage, in the 7 years that I have been married, is that it is always, always a work in progress. We are each two individuals coming together,  living together. That's hard, we each have our quirks and we each have to get used to them. We still learn new stuff about each other now and again. I want to make my husband a priority this year. Again, I don't want the pain to take over to where I am just a big old grump-pot every time he comes home from work.

Slow Down More

I have this bad habit where I tend to want to get things done and over with as fast as possible. I don't know why I do it, I just do. Perhaps it's part of my OCD, perhaps it's just a quirk of mine. Those aside though, I want to take more time this year to just slow down. Be in the moment and enjoy what is going on around me. I want to take in the sights and sounds, I want to watch my child play and see the joy on his face, I want to cuddle with my husband and just enjoy it all. 

Blog More

I absolutely adore writing, and 2017 was a really bad year in terms of me and writing. I let depression take over me more than once, and thusly so, my blog suffered. My views dropped, monetization  stopped completely, it was just a mess. But I want to write so much more this year. Blogging is my thing, I love doing it, it's so much fun, and you get to meet new people. So, expect to see more blog  posts out of me this coming year! 

What are your goals for 2018? Tell me in the comments!

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