What I Want from 2018

This year will have too much up in the air for standard goals, and I don’t feel like boxing myself.  However, I do have some intentions that I really want to put down to paper (so to speak).

Here is what I want to get from 2018.

This year I will continue care for and about my body.  Being pregnant is hard on you, mentally and physically.  As someone who takes pride in my appearance, I struggled so hard the first time with my daughter.  This time I’m giving myself more of a break, enjoying the moment and understanding what recovery looks like.

This year I will get back on the horse.  While I’m still ambling around on horseback now, I have every intention of resuming a more ambitious program after I recovery from baby.  I’m aiming for July to be back in the saddle, and hopefully August for lessons.  I rushed back after baby #1, trying to get O sold.  I don’t need to do that this time.  It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

This year I have nothing to prove to anyone other than myself.  I did better this year comparing myself to others, but there is always room for improvement.  I am my own person, moving forward in my own life, and not everyone is living the same path.  Give myself a chance to succeed at whatever I’m doing, without scaling myself against others.  Being better than I was before, is more important than who I am better than.

Bottom line: If you want something bad enough, make it happen.

Also, throw a cute little boy in there for good measure.  16 weeks to go!

Hi little one!


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19 thoughts on “What I Want from 2018”

  1. i love this – love that it’s all about being kind to yourself even as you keep your eye on future goals. i hope the year brings you everything above plus some!

  2. I like it. And don’t forget to have grace on yourself and to be flexible while adjusting to 2 kiddos, living life, and trying to accomplish your goals. 🙂 I totally understand the comparison thing and have to remember at times to live my own life instead of getting caught up in what others are doing. There is something very freeing in that. Being pregnant is hard work for sure, I hope the rest of it goes well for you!

    1. I think it’s going to be really tough this year, but I know that with that comes a lot of really fantastic growth and good things. Trying to keep it glass half full! We are our own worst enemies somedays.

  3. SUCH a great approach! To me, not being able to cross a goal off my list always feels a bit like a failure, which usually is just silly because something out of my control got in the way. I think 2018 is going to be a good year — I can just feel it!

  4. I love this post! You are right on the right track! This is going to be a great year. Enjoy being in the present and being the best you. I look forward to reading all about it!

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