Wishing You A Merry Christmas & Looking Back At 2018

Merry Christmas! I hope you’re spending some quality time with your family today. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and when I get most sentimental. The holiday season is great because it’s for spending time with your family but also because it’s nearing the end of the year so I usually find myself reminiscing over what happened throughout the year. A year goes by so quickly that it’s easy to forget the little things that happened.

2018 was a great year for me. This year I set actually goals and attempted a different organization system to help with everything that was going on. I’m happy to say I’ve made progress on my goals and I’ve also learned a lot about setting goals for myself as well. For example, I can be super ambitious with good intentions, but my goal of reading 24 self-improvement or business books in one year was a little too ambitious for myself I learned. So next year I’m going to stick to 12, although I think I’m really going to struggle to choose which 12 from my massive book list! I’ve also developed my bullet journal organization system to help me plan this year. That was a great tool that helped with every aspect of both my personal and business lives. To read more about the beginning of my bullet journal journey, you can read my past blog post here. I’ll have an updated post all about my bullet journal process in a future post as well, so keep an eye out for that. To recap the key things that happened this year though, I’ve laid everything out by the seasons below. 

Spring

This spring was when I started my in depth health improvement journey. I focused on learning about self care and how to take care of myself so I don’t burnout. I started working with different professionals and with their knowledge I’ve learned more about my body and what it needs (and doesn’t need) and how I can take care of me to the best of my ability. This was also the same time that my now-husband, Aaron, started the journey into being self-employed. This was a big time for us to figure out how we were going to do this transition and how everything would work. 

Summer

The beginning of summer we spent a lot of great time together with our friends and family which was amazing! We had a family wedding we attended, a Shania Twain concert with friends, and other BBQs with both friends and family. In July was also when Aaron fully transitioned to working full time in his own business. He is so happy being his own boss and working on projects that he really enjoys. The summertime was also when a lot of the little details were planned and taken care of for our wedding in August. This was the big event for this year for us, so everything was leading up to this time.

Fall

After our wedding things were pretty quiet in the fall. On the weekends we spent time with friends and family. I went to the Blyth steam show for the first time which was cool. We went camping with family up north which was a great break from our everyday routine as well. The fall was when our personal lives slowed down but Aaron was super busy with work so it was a good balance and transition time.

Winter

This winter is just as slow as the fall which is great. Taking the time to relax and take care of us and prepare for the upcoming months next year is key right now so that’s what I’m focusing on. 

So what is next? Our next adventure/project is our house renovation. This will be a big change and adjustment for us next year, but I’m looking forward to it! Knowing everything we have planned for next year both in our personal lives and in business, I will be cutting back the amount of blog posts I publish. So in 2019 you can look forward to my monthly blog posts and reading helpful wedding tips as well as my other personal adventures and life tips. 

With all of that said, I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a really exciting New Year!

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