I decided to just rip the band-aid off and get it over with. That way, I can go to sleep without anxiety eating away at me.
2017 sucked. My “Husband” had to have major surgery, we lost all of our savings, the fibro diagnosis, the chicken pox, the working 2 jobs 7 days a week to start my own business, and the losing friends. This whole year just sucked.
I have been looking forward to 2018 all week, anxiously waiting its arrival! So many friends and family members are expecting new babies for me to ogle from afar. The taxes to my small business will be cut in half now that I am only working one job! My son is blossoming into an intelligent and caring young man. My “Husband” will be starting a new job. Who knows what that will be, but it won’t be one where he almost kills himself to keep us financially secure!
Of course, not all of 2017 was all bad. We made some new friends to whom we feel are family now. Thank-you for letting me leach myself into your life so I can sit on your couch and vent while our babies play! I also started my own small tutoring business in June that blew up into this successful company that I can confidently support my family with whilst continuing onward with my passion of teaching. While the first few months of that drained every ounce of energy I had, all my hard work has paid off! I also discovered this new lifestyle choice in Minimalism, which brought me here.
So. Without further ado. I present my resolutions for 2018 that I will recount upon next December for you all to see how badly I am at keeping these things. When I say you, I am talking to myself – something I do regularly…
- Minimise something everyday.
- If you need to buy something, ask the questions: does it serve a purpose? Does it bring me joy? Do you already have something similar? Do you really need this?
- If you buy something, whether it be for a family member (“husband,” son, or yourself) be prepared to purge 3 thing to make room for it. If you do not want to purge 3 things to make this room, you don’t really need it.
- Buy used when possible. Buying used means less waste.
- Stay positive. You can do this. This year cannot possibly be as bad as the last.
- Say no to straws. In January, purchase a reusable straw to use at home or in public. If you are in public and don’t have it with you, say no thanks. Keep track of how many straws you didn’t waste. I bet that number will be impressive come year-end.
Well my friends, I am off to bed. An hour and a half before the ball drops! I wish you all a safe and happy New Year.