Reflecting on 2018 | The Best & Worst Year

While I love the focus on aesthetics when it comes to Instagram I feel most at home on Twitter. Everyone has anxiety, is insanely depressed, but darkly light hearted in the face of their misery. They don’t give a shit but care too deeply simultaneously. I see myself in all of my favorite Twitter comedians.

That being said, according to Twitter, I am not alone in thinking that 2018 sucked hard! Not only were we all miserable due to the horrible things we saw in the news this past year but personally as well.

2018 was our first full year as a family of four. I don’t know why I thought adding a second baby would be easy, but I did. The adjustment was so much harder than I expected. After about 14 months I feel like our family is finally getting into our groove. Due to these growing pains, I was pretty unproductive this year in terms of my blog on social media growth which has been a huge agitator for me. When I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything I get really down on myself and feel useless.

Now that I’ve sucked the life and happiness out of you just like 2018 did, I have so much that I am thankful to 2018 for!

  1. It was the first year with my baby girl! Catalina has become such a fun part of our family. She always makes us laugh and definitely knows how to entertain us. We celebrated her first birthday in October!
  2. Brady started school! He has really started to come out of his shell and make new friends and learn so much.
  3. I have learned a lot about my weaknesses and what I need to improve on.

Instead of making specific New Years Resolutions I’m choosing a couple words that I want to focus on in 2019. I got this idea from Jordan Page!


My first word is, “Contentment.” I can be a negative Nancy always comparing my life to others and getting salty when someone else has something I want. I know that I am always wanting more. More time, more money, more nice things, more clothes, etc. In 2019 I want to focus on and be grateful for everything I do have instead of being pissy about things I want. I have literally everything I actually need and more. What do I really have to complain about?

Not only do I want to be content when it comes to material things but when it comes to myself as well. I want to be content with myself no matter what I do or do not achieve. I often only feel happy with myself when I feel like I am doing something well but in 2019 I want to teach myself that I am still valuable and worthy no matter how little or how much I accomplish.

My second word is, “Originality.” I can’t tell you how many times I have changed my blog and Instagram aesthetic! Usually, it is because I’ve seen another blogger, really loved their photos or clothes and then basically try to copy them. In 2019 I want to develop my own style and aesthetic. I want to embrace myself like I never have before.

One night while I was having an emotional meltdown, my husband told me that he really believes 2019 will be a good year for us. He never says things like that so it really has stuck with me and I have a feeling 2019 is going to be a year of tremendous growth for me. I hope for my blog as well but even if not I believe I am going to grow so much as a person in the New Year.

Let me know in the comments what your resolutions or keywords are for 2019!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you stick around!


New Years Resolutions For 2019 | Focus Words For The New Years Reflecting on 2018 | The Best & Worst Year. Instead of resolutions I'm choosing keywords to guide my New Year in 2019. My first word is, "Contentment." Linn Style by Jessica Linn

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