2017 brought some of my greatest joys. I got engaged to the love of my life, and I witnessed some of our closest friends get married and engaged. Sean and I made our first home together with our puppy. I started my passion project-this blog, and I explored the world a little more. Highlights: travelling to my favorite city multiple times, ringing in the new year in Steeler’s country with some of my best friends (and in Sean’s element!), and my first trip to Asia.
2017 also brought some tough battles. My Mom struggled physically and emotionally as she continued her cancer battle that started in 2015. She continues to battle physical deficits brought on by the disease, but underwent a treatment in October that has left her, as far as today, cancer-free. The pain of watching a parent suffer and being stripped of their independence is difficult to put in to words.
I am so grateful for the amazing memories of 2017. I also have learned to take the heartbreak of illness and turn it in to a learning experience-one that has taught me how much mental, emotional, and physical strength I have.
With that being said, I already have the highest expectations for 2018!
- Let’s just get the cliche fitness goal out of the way. I have a pretty committed fitness routine that you can read about here. My personal goals in fitness are certain weights./maxes I want to hit in my daily workouts.
- THIS BLOG: My goal is to have this blog launched by my birthday! April 13! If you’re reading this before 4/13/18-go me! Haha!
- Wedding planning: not really a goal considering I’ve dreamed about this since I was old enough to remember! But I want to enjoy the process with Sean and focus on making memories together in planning our wedding day.
- Be forgiving to myself and to others: While there isn’t a true way for me to measure this goal, it is so important to me. When my mom got sick a few years ago, my perspective on other’s lives changed. People’s motivations for behaving a certain way are not athem behave the way they do or say the things they say and I want to be sure in 2018 I am aware of that, always.
- Progress vs. perfection: Have you ever been told you need to be more comfortable working “in the grey?” That is kind of what this goal means to me in terms of working on the above goals.
What are some of your 2018 goals? How are you holding yourself accountable to your goals this year?