2018, That's a Wrap


Have you heard the saying, “the days are long, but the years are short?” That is really resonating on the final day of 2018.  I took a peek back at my “18 for 2018” list to see how I did. I was successful on a few major ones, like running another half marathon, hosting more at our place, and prioritizing my health. We didn’t buy a house but we did move into a new rental we love and I upped my volunteering by joining the board of ECS. Overall, I’ll chalk it up as a win! 

As for 2019 goals, I’m going to keep it simple with three main goals. 

  1. Remember to be grateful. In talking to my therapist we uncovered that my ambition and pragmatism can mean that I’m always thinking of the next accomplishment instead of enjoying that I have now. I’ve found that forcing myself to make a list of things, however small, I’m grateful for really helps with my overall happiness and wellbeing. 
  2. Keep a closer eye on our finances by checking our credit card daily. Finance apps don’t work for us because every month is so different, but checking what we’re spending daily will help me know more about where our money is going. Ian keeps a close eye on things but I want to be as knowledgeable as he is in terms of our joint finances. 
  3. After 13 (!!) years together and five married, I think we’re ready to have a baby. Scary to type this but we’re hoping we’ll end 2019 with a baby or one on the way. This goes with my 2018 resolution about prioritizing my health as I know things like stress can affect my ability to get pregnant. 

Tonight, we’re having cracked crab with friends and toasting with champagne at 9pm (midnight in New York) to avoid entering 2019 hungover and tired. This is 32… 

Cheers to a happy and healthy new year.