Every year at this time (and for some people, it’s every season), people are excited to start fresh, to begin again and it usually involves one or more of the following categories;

  • fitness
  • family
  • fun
  • finance
  • faith
  • friends

2019 can be that year for you, the amazing one that you’ll always look back on and remember as the pivotal shift that you needed to feel and do your best. What it starts with, though, is COMMITMENT.

Let 2019 be the year you decide to


So, what are you waiting for?? Let’s START now!!

Grab a piece of paper and take a moment to jot down any or all of the above-mentioned categories that are important to you. Add any in that speak to you (for example, I’m adding fashion because I want to make it a daily goal to be out of my sweats and dressed up in an outfit that makes me feel pretty and confident every Monday-Friday)! Make it fun and use different colored pencils or pens for each category.

Next, close your eyes and think about them individually. Write down a few things for each category that you’d like to accomplish in the next year. Just remember: you are the only one committing to this list, so the sky is the limit!

Maybe you want to start a blog or write a book, have a monthly date-night with the hubs or become a home-schooling mom, snag a promotion at work or learn Mandarin or even chop your hair off – whatever it is that brings you EXCITEMENT when you think about it, write it down NOW because it’s ALL YOU. YOU get to determine what you want to accomplish in 2019!

Studies have shown that when you write down your dreams and ideas, you are more likely to pursue them. We couldn’t agree more! This might explain why vision or dream boards have become increasingly popular! There’s nothing more motivating than seeing your own thoughts and passions displayed to remind you of who you want to be and what you want to do. Hop on to Pinterest to get some inspiration, go a step further and pick up a poster board at The Dollar Store – transform it into your own dream board. Use the categories and your ideas from above to fill it in – cut out articles, print out photos, add stickers or labels and make it your own. Then put your board somewhere where you will see it every day!

Imagine what you can accomplish this year just by seeing the reminder on a daily basis, whether it’s in a jumble of post-its on your mirror, written in your planner in a tidy little list or scattered on a poster board with magazine cutouts and stickers….committing to yourself is the first step!



Kelsy McHenry
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