My word for 2019:
This year I want to enjoy, delight, and lap up every moment, emotion, and happening.
I’ll have a new boss starting in a few weeks that I hope will bring new excitement and enthusiasm to the work place.
Q and I are eager to figure out where we live next and how we can get closer to that goal in 2019. I’m making minimal goals for 2019 because it will be a life-changing year for us.
In June 2019, we’ll welcome a baby boy into the world.
It’s still a bit shocking for me to say it/type it, but it’s the most amazing blessing and something I’m not sure either Q or I thought would ever happen. Part of me still has a lot of disbelief that there is a little human growing inside me, but part of that is I was so sick for most of the first trimester (hence why I’ve been pretty absent around the interwebs, not reading a ton, etc) that I couldn’t concentrate on much else besides trying to feel better, eat something that wasn’t going to make me sick, and so on. Now that I’m feeling good and like a functioning human again, I’m becoming more excited by the day, despite the never ending list of things I need to buy, learn, figure out, etc.
So my main goal is preparing for baby, welcoming baby, and adjusting to life with a new human and becoming a family of 3. We are hopeful the relationship with Q’s son Little Man will improve with the arrival of his little brother. Our whole family is pretty excited about this new addition so it’s going to be pretty fantastic to see the family come alive in a new way too.
I have a few goals for myself, though I’m being realistic in knowing that I have no idea what life is going to be like once a little person enters it. So the minimal goals for 2019:
- I’m hoping Q and I will be able to still get some date nights in, even if just to dinner and a Target run.
- I’d like to read around 35 books, but hopeful I may be able to listen to more on audio, especially when home on maternity leave.
- I definitely want to be a better friend by reaching out to check in more, even if I can’t make plans.
- Self-care- before baby, I want to make sure to take care of myself and not get lost in the preparations so I definitely will take a day off for my birthday to get a prenatal massage. After baby, I know I will need to learn to ask for help so that I can keep my sanity, especially during maternity leave.
Wishing you and yours a happy, health 2019!