Happy 2019 everyone! I love the feeling of a fresh new start and I have an inkling that 2019 is going to be a good one! In today’s post, I wanted to write out some of my “goals” for the upcoming year as well as talk about the new changes that will be happening with regards to this blog! Nothing HUGE is changing HOWEVER, things are about to get way more organized.
First things first….
I am not someone who likes making resolutions but rather just making some small goals and changes that I would love to see throughout the year. First and most importantly, I want to have more patience with my kids. The more stressed I am, the less patient I am with them and so a priority of mine this year is to hire my friend to help me run some of the backend of this blog and allow me to be less stressed and enjoy more time with my kids while they are small. This blog has been a HUGE blessing for our family and I pray that it continues to help you all in a positive way.
Photo in Salzburg, Austria by Rebecca Cantrelle Photography
Another focus for 2019 is a healthy body. I am turning 34 very soon and I think this year will be the year where I concentrate on my health. I need to drink more water, eat healthier (everything in moderation) and workout 3-4 days a week. I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding for the past 6 years and I am beyond excited to push my self physically and get into great shape. My goal is to gain more muscle/weight and maybe even run a 10k or half marathon. I used to run all the time (including the NYC marathon) but I’ve only really had time for short runs here & there!
Lastly, I want to make reading a priority again. I used to read SO many books that I would lose count and with all the social media, working, and #momlife – I haven’t been able to finish a book in about 10 years. I want to make a goal of reading one book per month and the two that are currently in the lineup to be read first are “1,2,3 Magic” and “The Little Book of Hygge“! If you want to share some of your favorites in the comment section, I would love to hear about them!
Changes here on the blog
My goal this year with my blog is to have some more organization both behind the scenes and with my content. I want you to all get excited for the content that will be rolling out on a daily basis and so I set up a weekly “what to expect” calendar so that you know what’s on deck for the day! You have all LOVED my daily story breakdowns in the morning since I started that in early summer so I will keep that up to!
MONDAY – Best sellers from the week before – This will be a post dedicated to the top 5 product sellers from the previous week (with reviews from some of you as well)
TUESDAY – Motherhood topics – I know how much you guys loved the #latenightnursingfeed and I have great news for you! I will be bringing it back! On the 15th of every month, you will see a post go live around 8-9 pm on my IG feed where I introduce that month’s topic. It could be anything from breastfeeding to potty training to sleep training. You can also come here every Tuesday for a motherhood topic! I will be asking you all what you want to hear about the most and posting it here.
WEDNESDAY – Try on session – both in my stories and on the blog!
THURSDAY – Lynzy’s Weekly Roundup – This post will focus on the book I am currently reading, podcasts I am listening to, workouts, recipes from the week – really anything that I want to update you all on!
FRIDAY – Amazon favorites (this could be style related items, books, baby/kids items, household products, etc)
I have been praying a lot lately in regards to this blog. I want it to be a space that serves you and doesn’t have you throwing out money you don’t have or money on items you won’t get life out of. I did a HUGE clean out of my closet yesterday and I am starting fresh in a sense. I kept all the items that I really love and know will work well together and the new items I purchase will have to fit well into the current rotation. I plan to do a lot more sharing of the same pieces OVER and OVER so that you can see that a piece has a ton of versatility to it rather than sharing a new outfit on a weekly basis. I want you to have a wardrobe of items you will wear again, again and again. Sooooooo, that leads me to this……
Over the next 12 months I will introduce you to 12 of my MUST HAVE ITEMS in my wardrobe and I will be styling them 20 different ways! For example, in January I will be doing a huge post on how to style OTK boots 20 ways and then in February, it will be the next item.
I hope that this new series is helpful for you when it comes to throwing together outfits! I know it can be hard when you’re running late and cannot think of anything to wear (even though you have plenty)! …and don’t worry! I will still be doing a monthly breastfeeding style post where I feature the cutest pieces for breastfeeding and maternity as well!
Alright, I think I covered it all! Please let me know what you want to see here specifically in the new year! It could be the styling of a specific item, motherhood topic you want me to touch on, etc!
Thank you all so much for your support and love that you send my way on a daily basis. I truly don’t know what I would do without this community!