I spent an hour in the car with a good friend of mine on our way home from our NYE celebrations and we started talking. The two of us happened to meet right before we both got married in 2012 and we started going through the last four years (which oddly are almost identical). But here’s mine:
2012 – Moved to Pensacola, got Married and got Pregnant
2013 – Started building our new home, Brody was born & my Dad got sick
2014 – We lost my Dad, moved into our new Home & Pregnant Again
2015 – Had baby Madelyn
I’m exhausted just typing all of that. I’m ready to slow things down a bit.
+ Lose my Brody baby weight (5 pounds) and “happy marriage” weight (10 pounds). This is my year to focus on me. I need to prove I can get healthy again even with two kids and a husband to take care of 🙂
+ Cook new recipes – I honestly love to cook and I love posting new recipes to this blog. Last year, I think I posted about 5 total because I was so sick during my pregnancy that cooking was near impossible.
+ Travel!!! This is always my favorite thing to do and now that I won’t be pregnant, I want to enjoy some fun vacations with and without the kids.
+ Photography – this was on my list last year and I still have so much to learn. I want to keep taking lots of pictures and learn more about my camera and Photoshop Lightroom.
+ Keep Blogging – This little hobby has turned into what feels like a job (a fun job, of course). A job that gives me outside, adult socialization and a feeling of accomplishment. Even though it doesn’t pay the bills, I still enjoy the little perks.
I’ve mentioned many times before that this blog has evolved from what started out as an online diary about my family to so much more. I realized how many of us our reading online looking for inspiration, encouragement, and sometimes failures. We like to know that sometimes we are not the only ones struggling being a Mom, finding time to do what we love, or having trouble losing those last 5 pounds. I want to really try this year to make sure that I write to inspire at least one of you with each post. Tell me, which type of post help inspire you the most at Home of Malones? Do you like Mom posts, travel, fashion, home decor, or entertaining posts? If you can answer that, you can help me with my blogging goals for 2016.