It’s still 2018 at the time of writing this, but I figured I’d jot down a few goals just to motivate myself. Sure, there are statistics about how frequent resolutions are broken – but I work great with lists, and I love feeling inspired. A brand new year is never a bad thing. I’m also not sad to see 2018 go, it has been a difficult one as me and my family transitioned to a new province, new job, new house, new city (and new baby).

There are some goals I’d like to accomplish in the next year, but if I don’t, that’s OK too. In no order:

  1. Lose the baby weight (approx 40 lbs to lose)
  2. Get back to fiber arts (knitting, spinning)
  3. Blog more (especially my book blog)
  4. Do more for me (I’m constantly taking care of everyone else, self care is not a thing in my world)
  5. Stream
  6. Keep my agoraphobia under control (through medication/therapy/whatever is needed)
  7. Be more present for friends & family

The last one is especially important to me. After having a baby you sort of lose touch with the entire world because this little being requires every ounce of your attention, and they depend on you for every single moment of their life. My girl is 5 months old now, my boy is 2 and a bit, and I’m hoping that I’ll have some ‘me’ time or some ‘free’ time as they continue to gain a bit of independence. We’ll see how that goes, for now my smallest isn’t sleeping through the nights and only sleeps for 2h stretches, so it has been a long 5 months to say the least.

I’m confident I can lose the baby weight. I lost over 70lbs just last year before I got pregnant. I’m looking forward to getting to my pre-pregnancy weight. I don’t consider it a failure if I don’t make it, but I do want to at least put in the effort and see what I can do.

Blogging, well. We’ll see how that goes. I have yarn posts I’d like to make, and I have an entire other site for books – I’d like to try to catch up on the books I haven’t posted about. I did read 30 of them this year after all. Can I do it? I can if I make the time.

In most cases it’s not that I have zero time – it’s that by the time I get to the 1-2 hours of free time I have, I am so absolutely spent from life in general and being needed 24/7 that I am too tired to do much of anything, so I check sales, browse games, read a bit, watch half a show, and go to bed only to repeat it all the next day.

Anyway, here’s to 2019. May it be better than 2018 in every way.