Life's Sweet Journey: January Currently

Monday, January 6, 2020

January Currently

Happy 2020, January (and November & December), New Decade and All The Things!
I have been quiet around here and when I came to start this post I realized my last one was in October; it's crazy how two months can seem like the blink of an eye. The end of the year was a hard one, the holiday season just had a way of feeling heavy and with our lives in a bit of a new season the transition hit me and I spent a lot of time in a fog. I realized that not prioritizing time for the things that bring me joy (like keeping up with this space, even if it's just once a month and even if it's just for my own personal documentation of life and feelings and memories) isn't a good way to walk through tough/busy chapters of my life. I'm planning to get better about prioritizing my days, taking time off when needed and not forgetting to the it all with a grain of salt! So here's a little January (or life lately) catch-up with January Currently link-up with Anne to kick-off 2020... 


{Resolving} To be more positive! I have been in a really weird place lately and it has left me feeling further from the positive, glass-half-full person that I typically am. Transition periods are hard for me and the last year has seemed like one endless transition. Instead of focusing on the positive aspects of this season of life we are end I have found myself obsessing over negative aspects or things I can't change. For my own mental health and the health of my marriage I want to find a way back to the positive person I used to be. 

{Reading} Woven in Moonlight! My friend Isabel is an amazingly talented author! I met her through book club and have now been part of a sweet group of ladies for over 2 years now. It's been an incredible thing to watch as her dream of becoming a published author comes to fruition in just one day. Woven in Moonlight releases tomorrow and it is pure magic! It is currently an Amazon #1 best seller and is on sale for the lowest it's been. If you preorder a copy Isabel also has a wonderful preorder campaign going on. Just send her an email with your preorder receipt to receive beautiful gifts inspired by the story {details here}! 

{Cleaning} up my eating habits! The end of the year yumminess got us good; between Babe and mines birthdays {two days apart}, all the Christmas goodies and trying to close out our Disney annual passes foodie style we have been eating {and drinking} wayyyyy to much junk! Yummy junk, but none-the-less it is is time to get back to better eating! We are doing a soup and salad cleanse for the rest of the month... we shall see how far we get! 

{Creating} my 20 in 2020 list! I've never done one of these {or if I have I've forgotten} but I think my brain needs that this year; working on it this week and hope to share it if I can get it finished! I'm not the best on the follow-thru when it comes to lists. 

{Planning} The Crimson House GRAND OPENING! After a year and a half {plus some} we are finally ready to open the wine bar. If you've been following here you know that we took life on the road for a while and then came back to help my aunt open a wine bar in New Smyrna Beach {she had been working on it for a year prior to us joining}. The process has been anything other that what any of us expected and took a lot longer than we were imagining. It has stretched me way outside of my comfort zone and challenged me more than any other job I have ever taken on. To see if finally opening and to be behind the bar is a a surreal experience. We have two more weeks until the grand opening and I know it will be a whirlwind, but we are excited for what we have lined up and to see how it all comes together! 

Cheers to 2020!
How did 2019 end for you? 
What are you looking forward to in 2020?

12 comments:

  1. I always work on being more positive. I try hard to remember to be grateful for what I DO have. I should clean up my eating habits but eh, I find I'm cranky if I limit myself.

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    1. Haha, the same happens to me so I'm hoping that I can pull through! Especially since I am trying to work on my attitude at the same time! May have bit off more than I can chew!

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  2. So hard to eat right at this time of year. My husband, brother and I are all January birthdays so it's tricky.

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  3. Paula @ I'm Busy Being AwesomeJanuary 6, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    Congrats to your friend for publishing her first book, I'll have to check it out

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  4. Being more positive is such a great goal! As a parent I want to show my kids that too! Thanks for the reminder!

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  5. Great round up for January. I'm looking forward to a great year while on mat leave with my kids!

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  6. I've resolved to be more positive this year too! I feel like the world needs all the positivity we can put into it this year. Also, good luck on your 20 in 2020 list!

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