For me, like many others, the beginning of a new year is always a time of reflection and goal setting. 2019 is shaping up to look a lot differently than I had imagined it would. Different, but in an awesome way!
I’ve set some personal goals as well as professional goals that I am committing to for this upcoming year. I’d love to share them with you in order to inspire you to create and share your own and also for accountability on my end!
Here we go…My Goals for 2019:
I know, I know-so cliché. But seriously, this is something I absolutely need to do. I’m committed to being a better example to my girls and providing an overall more healthy lifestyle for our family. I’ve taken the steps to join Weight Watchers which I’ve had success with in the past. For now, I am using the mobile app and have found it to be really easy to use! The online community they have within the app is amazing; everyone is so encouraging, uplifting and there are some super inspiring people out there! So far, I’ve already lost 2.5 pounds—yay! I know it’s not something that will happen overnight, so these little successes will add up over time and I am so excited! If you’re following the plan and want to connect, send me note in the comments below or privately here! I’d love to encourage you on your journey.
GET CONNECTED IN OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY
We have been regular attenders at our church for some time now, but have not really gotten too involved outside of regular Sunday service attendance. We’d like to commit to getting more involved with our church family as well as getting our girls more linked in as well. Our faith is the foundation of our home, our marriage, and how we parent and how I approach serving my couples.
Many of you know that I have my Baccalaureate and Master’s Degrees in Education and spent many years in the elementary classroom as well as teaching online at the graduate level. When I decided to pursue my passion of photography, I had zero knowledge or training in how to run a business. I’ve learned along the way, but as someone who is passionate about learning and education, I know I can always know and learn more. I am currently enrolled in a 12 month Business Course and I am already learning so much that I cannot wait to apply with Hope & Stay. I am excited about learning new systems, becoming more efficient, finding better balance between my work and personal life, and the possibility of adding more members to my team!
MONTHLY PERSONAL BLOG POSTS
I haven’t put too much thought into what this may look like, though I have a feeling that it will be a year-long evolution until I find what feels right. I do complete personal photography projects that are Storytelling Sessions for our family, but I often keep these just for us. My goal for 2019 is to let you take a closer peek into our lives so you really get to know our family. Did you miss the beautiful family video we had made this fall? Check it out below!
courtesy of Jillian B. Photography