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Does anyone else get super excited for New Year's?!  I love having a fresh start after the holidays and use this time to reflect on how I've improved over the past year and what I would like to continue to improve on going forward.  At the end of last year I had my sweet boy Heath and things have been a little hectic going from one to two kids.  Some people say going from zero to one kid is the hardest transition but going from one to two was definitely more challenging for me.  As a planner and someone who loves making lists of things to do and accomplish on a daily basis it has been really challenging for me to realize that most days I can barely accomplish half of my to do list and splitting my attention between both of my kids and work has been difficult too.  

This all leads me to my first resolution which is to enjoy each day for what it is.  I know that might sound silly to some of you but I noticed myself feeling frustrated when some days I couldn't accomplish all I had set out to do or when I couldn't work as much as I wanted too.  I started feeling down about myself like I was failing and not doing enough so as I was reflecting on these past few months I decided I really want to just accept each day for what it is.  Some day's I probably won't accomplish much of anything besides taking care of my kids and that's okay.  In fact, I have so much to be thankful for, that my work is so flexible and that I can push most things off when my kids need me more than work.  I hope that makes sense but I just want to enjoy each day and not put myself down or get frustrated when things don't go the way I planned them too or when I can't get things done around the house or for work.

My second resolution is to spend more quality time with my kids.  Going off of resolution one, I found myself too many times trying to do too much at once.  I would be talking to Lilly, while nursing Heath and trying to respond to emails.  It was just too much and I wasn't able to fully give my attention to any one thing so I've decided to step back and section off parts of my day where my phone is set down and work is put aside so that I can fully give my attention to my kids and enjoy quality time with them without any other distractions.  They are only going to be little once and as much as I love and enjoy my job, my kids are the most important thing in my life and I don't want to miss any quality time or moments with them.

My third resolution is to create more meaningful content for my blog and social media.  I'm at a point in my life where of course I love clothes, fashion and beauty but I also really want to use my platform to create something a little more than that.  It's my goal this year to create more meaningful content that really helps people.  I haven't ever really opened up about some things that I really want to like going thru a miscarriage, dealing with an anxiety disorder and juggling being a stay at home mom with working from home.  There's just so much more I want to do and I'm excited to work on more posts like that this year.

My fourth and final resolution is to focus more on my overall wellness and health.  These past few months I haven't exactly been eating the greatest.  With so much going on I've just been grabbing whatever is easy to make and going with the flow.  I've noticed I haven't been feeling as good as I normally do so I really want to step back and start eating more wholesome meals each day, making sure I don't forget to take my vitamins, going outside for a walk each day and just overall focusing on my wellness.  I'm not one of those people that says oh I'm going to drink more water, workout everyday and only eat healthy meals.  I know my real life isn't going to go that way so instead of making such strict goals that I will inevitably fail at, I want to just do a few things each day that are good for my physical and mental health and just slowly incorporate them as a part of my everyday routine.

What are some of your resolutions for the New Year?!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO Cassie