Happy New Year! 2018

Happy New Year! It is with great happiness and anticipation that I ring in the new year full of goals and opportunities. The start of a new month or a new year is always exciting as it is a calendar page without mistakes, without failure, and brimming with possibilities. The past year took me from stay-at-home-fiancĂ© to stay-at-home-wife. It was a year full of ups and downs with me making grand plans to be the perfect housewife multiple times. I even completed a vintage week in an attempt to be “perfect”. The valuable lessons I learned are that I am very lazy and often procrastinate on my chores. I saw this as a failing for a long time. But then I realized, I don’t need to be perfect. I need to be good enough. It’s how I got through college. As long as my husband has food when he gets home most days and the house is fairly clean, I feel like a successful wife.

One of my goals this year (and this month) is to do the 30-day-housewife challenge inspired by Jenbutneverjenn and modified for my life. I have attempted this challenge before and have not gotten very far. However I have fine-tuned the schedule for my own usual routine and have identified the tasks I’ll find most challenging. I will post my own schedule around day four or five of the challenge. Oh and this challenge won’t include weekends. M feels guilty if I clean too much around him on the lazy weekends so I’ll keep weekends minimal and about him.

Edit: Happy Flu Year! While I had tons of goals and motivation to do a great many things this first day or two of the new year, none of them have yet come to pass. This is because everybody in my house got sick all at once. First one roommate, then another, then me. So for the last four days (several of which I was planning to write) it’s been all I could do to stay awake or even sit up. Today I finally feel well enough to sit – or rather, my back hurts with laying down too much. M has been wonderful taking care of me but I’m feeling guilty about all the things I should be doing. I can’t wait to be fully better and get my house back to normal. What I’m saying is right out the gate my blogging plans are on hold. But then, I have been trying to start this blog since November so a couple more days delay isn’t that big of a deal.

My first advice post “How to look productive even when you’re not” will come out later this week. Hope you all have a safe and wonderful new year.

Tell me, what are your 2018 resolutions? Do you believe in making resolutions?

One thought on “Happy New Year! 2018

  1. I agree that you shouldn’t try to be perfect. It’s humanly impossible! I don’t make New Years resolutions, but I plan to try and enter all non-food purchases I make this year into a spreadsheet to track spending, do situps every other day, and clean bathrooms every other week (I used to do that more often before I had a baby).

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