Another year goes by. It seems to always go by so fast when you try and take a look at in retrospect. I made a lot of transitions in 2013 and 2014 is already proving to be a jam-packed year of working hard, having fun, and living better. Let’s take a look at what went on and what is to come.
The most popular posts in 2013 were…
- How to make your own hands free nursing bra on the cheap – This post actually almost didn’t exist. I was told that it was so simple and common knowledge that there wasn’t a place for such a tutorial on the internet. But with supplies you most likely already have on hand, you can pump hands free using this simple tutorial. You’re welcome!
- Why Menstrual Cups are Better Than Pads and Tampons – This was actually a sponsored post courtesy of MySecretCup.com. It gives you the basic low down on making the switch to a product that is better for you when it comes to managing “that time of the month.”
- ShopDiaper.com Review – This post was also sponsored. I had to add a disclaimer at the top because although I had no issues with receiving my product and it’s quality, ShopDiaper.com seems to have dropped the ball since I published the review.
Personal Goals for 2014
As most of you know, I’m not a fan of making resolutions. A failed resolution adds too much pressure to the mix, so instead I like to start every year with a list of goals that might better my life or add new perspective. Here is my list for 2014:
- Work on time management. This is my way of saying “get organized.” My fiance says I have no concept of time nor do I acknowledge it as something that exists. That’s my big thing this year.
- Blog three or four times a week. I have down time and busy time, but I’d like to try and be more consistent this year. I have lots of plans for my blog in 2014, including social media usage and promotion as well.
- Hit the gym. Yes, I’m serious. I’ve never been one to work out, but I’ve already made plans with my fiance about getting off this wretched baby weight.
- Read more. I generally read about an average of one book a month, but I’d like to try and do more. I want to set aside time to read and make my way through my existing library.
- Cook and create more things. I need to really let go of my woes and stop complaining. It is true that I am busy, but if I put my mind to it I can do anything. I just need to put my mind into doing more for me and that includes crafting and cooking.
My word for 2014 is…
This is my first year doing the word-themed thing. I chose time because I want to slow down and enjoy my time with my family. After I’m done with school this year I won’t be able to have the luxury of spending this much of my day at home. I want to make memories of these last few months. I also want to take some time each day to focus on my own personal needs. I tend to get lost in the shuffle of routine. I need to take the time to finish things. Finishing projects makes you feel accomplished and gives motivation to do more things.
Here’s to having an amazing year in 2014!