As we are entering the new year it is safe to say, I am excited to kiss 2016 goodbye!

I dont like to make new year resolutions, so I am calling them goals! As a depressed stay at home mom, I am making big changes! Come join me on this journey!

I can’t say it was the worst year of my life, but it certainly was not the best.

I can say this though, I was at my absolute darkest place I have ever been this year.

Even with me being at such a low point, there were some very good moments in 2016.

But!! I am so excited to see what 2017 brings for me, my husband and our family.

My husband has a very important appointment with his GI the first week into the new year and I am beyond trilled we just might get some answers and solutions to his tummy troubles. He has been incredibly sick a lot this year, dealing with his ulcer. I am so hopeful that this appointment will be getting him on track so that this year he can and will be able to enjoy more of his time.

My hubby is also starting a new adventure by starting a new business. It’s going to be very hard for him, but with the support from me and our family, I have no doubt that it will be a success!

Also, him and I are going to quit smoking this year!

Now I am not a huge believer in setting new year’s resolutions. I feel like every time I set a “resolution” I put too much pressure on myself and end up completely failing.

This year, I am calling them “goals” instead.

Quitting smoking is probably the most important “goal” of 2017.

I have been a smoker since I was 18 and I am so excited to be able to call myself a non-smoker at some point in the coming months. It is going to be extremely hard, but I know I can do it!

Another huge goal for this new year is bettering myself in a major way.

In all honesty, I am still so stuck in this rut.

I know what I need to do in order to pull myself completely out if it, I just have lacked so much motivation.

(To read more about my depression click here)

This new year, I am forcing myself to find the motivation I need in order to unstick myself.

I need a major change. And that change is starting with me.

"The secet of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new"

I absolutely love this quote!

It’s so true, too!

All the times I have tried to make a major change, for the most part, I have failed. And it is because I am in such a habit of trying to fight the old. I am so done fighting the old! It is time to focus on the new.

The new me!!

The new me who doesn’t smoke, who takes better care of myself and the new me who has found some motivation to finally get my life together.

I have tried for the last few years to really find myself and be the best me possible. But, I have been so stuck that I had hard time truly following through.

This new year has to be different. I have to start making these changes.

It is kind of like a now or never type of thing.

Now is the time. And I am so excited to see where all these changes will take me, my husband and our family!

I hope all of you had (or having) an amazing holiday season and was spent making memories with the ones who mean the most. We sure did! Be on the lookout for an recap of our Holiday season in this weekends news letter! Subscribe up top to stay in the loop!

I cannot wait to say good bye to 2016 and say hello to 2017!

Kissing 2016 goodbye and saying hello 2017

I am so excited to focus on the new and just be a whole lot happier.

What are some of your new years “goals’? Share in the comments below!

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