January 03, 2019

My 2019 New Year's Resolution: Unapologetic

Happy New Year to you! I spoke a little bit last year (OMG, that feels so weird to type - I'm gonna end up writing 2018 for the next 3 months lol) about how I wanted my return to blogging to be 100% authentic, to feel real, and to be unapologetically me.

So when I was thinking about what I wanted to go forward in 2019 with, I knew I wanted to focus on one word. For me, it almost felt natural for that word to be unapologetic. I want to ensure I'm taking the time to be 100% unapologetic in my thoughts, in my words, in my actions.


Now don't get me wrong: unapologetic doesn't mean selfish, it doesn't mean conceited and it doesn't mean unfair. What I mean for unapologetic is that I want to be so sure of every single thing that I do, decision that I make, thought that crosses my mind, that I feel no remorse. I want to be so sure because I want to shape my 2019, and I know that being unapologetic in my every day life will help to change my habits for the better. I want to be unapologetic in..

how I treat my body // I find that, much like most people, I fall into the trap of being healthy for a month or two of every New Year. Luckily, or unluckily, for me, Trinidad's Carnival is always within the first three months of each year, so I spend the first months eating really well, exercising like crazy and being really committed to my body – and then I fall off the wagon.

This year, I don't want to do that. I want to commit to treating my body well: beyond just eating well and going to the gym. I no longer want this to feel like a 'resolution', I want it to be a part of my life.

how I treat my mind // I find myself being very hard on myself, especially when it comes to my mental health, and it's something I want to work on this year. Too often, I push my mental health and wellness on the back burner, and I want to prioritize it in 2019.

how I spend my time // If it's one thing that a new year can teach us, it's that life is short. I mean, think about it, it was literally January 1, 2018 like 2 minutes ago! Time is flying!

So often, I find days blurring and flying by, and I realize that I haven't done much to live during that time. So I want to focus on living more in 2019: experiencing more, travelling more, being more present. I want to be purposeful with my time, I want to stop procrastinating and I want to commit myself to putting my all into every single moment.

my financial decisions // I'm not sure if it's just me, but I spend money SO quickly, and on literally nothing. I'll pick up a pack of gum, and then all of a sudden, I've dropped a small fortune on items I don't really need, or I'll pick up lunch every day because I don't feel to pack lunch for work. And all of these little habits add up to one expensive practice.

In 2019, I want to really focus on my financial health, building and sticking to a budget, learning to invest my money and making the conscious effort to work towards my savings.

expanding knowledge // Towards the end of 2018, I really started to read more regularly, and I rekindled that love for reading. In 2019, I've taken the challenge to read 52 books: one book a week. My logic is that I read 30+ books from September to December, so reading 4 books a month can't be that hard, right?

But besides reading books, I want to keep learning. I want to constantly take courses online, read business books, read articles related to both my field and others. I want to challenge myself mentally.

committing to myself // I think this will be the hardest of all, because I'm definitely my biggest critic. This year, I want to be a little selfish, and I want to commit to myself.

Whether it's work, the blog, my side hustle or just bettering myself, I want to 100% believe in myself, and go all in. Knowing that I'm diving headfirst into everything I do should be the confidence I need to absolute rock it, and succeed in every aspect of my life.

my relationships // Whether it's with family, friends or a romantic relationship, I want to be more unapologetic about my commitments to these relationships. Too often, I find myself prioritizing one relationship or group over the other, and definitely see and feel the strains on my other relationships.

I want to be fair to myself, and to those who I'm in a relationship with. I want to make the effort that's needed, and really learn what I need to give and receive from each and every relationship.


And so, with that, is my 2019 New Year's resolution. I hope to see changes across all aspects of my life, and I pray I embody this word wholeheartedly throughout the year and years to come.

Do you choose a word of the year? Do you set New Year's resolutions? Let me know in the comments! 

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16 comments:

  1. I love that you choose a word for the year and applied it to goals you want to accomplish! Good luck and Happy New Year!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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  2. I love your goals and that they're all based around being unapologetic! I have some health & financial goals too!

    xo, Laura
    laurasbestlife.ca

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  3. I LOVE your word of the year and the meaning behind it - it's awesome. You've got this!

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  4. I love your overarching theme of the year, being unapologetically yourself is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

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  5. Unapologetic - really great word and a really great guiding force for 2019. I love the idea of "how I treat my body" rather than just writing "go to the gym" etc. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I am loving your guiding word for the year! I think as women, we tend to apologize a lot (at least I do) and it's something I'm trying to work on myself!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  7. I love your word and your meaning behind it! Good luck in 2019!

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  8. my biggest resolution for 2019 is learning to say no more.

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  9. My word this year is Grace...I have been getting messages ..books...that keep popping up ..so I am going to explore the word in depth ..

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  10. I agree with the health goal. We get all healthy for Carnival and then fall off. I also want a lifestyle change this year where I want to choose good food. Youre going to rock these goals!

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