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It’s the first “currently” post of 2019 and new year, new me! I’m totally kidding. New year, same old me.
January seems to be going on forever and ever, but here’s what I’ve been up to for the past month.
My husband and I are currently on season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and I’m happy to announce that he’s coming with me to his very first drag show in February.
I also managed to finish You on Netflix and I’m obsessed. This show was so well done and made me an even bigger fan of Penn Badgley than I already was. I can’t wait for season 2.
I’m eagerly await Ariana’s new album, as I absolutely love each song she’s released from it so far. “7 Rings” is my current favourite.
A little healthier, but also trying new things. I got an Instant Pot for Christmas, so I’ve been testing the thing like crazy. Stews and roasts in that thing are life changing.
Weirdly enough, I made meatball subs for the first time this month. One of my favourite Instagrammers, Holly from hollyshousewifelife, was chatting about them and despite never having tried a meatball sub, I wanted one SO bad. Turns out meatball subs are delicious.
Absolutely nothing (thanks Christmas). I’m currently in a no-unnecessary-spending month and avoiding everything on my Amazon wishlist.
I’ve been so freaking productive this January. I created a whole new budgeting system for our family that will allow us to pay off debt significantly faster. I’m using my own excel spreadsheet as well as the Every Dollar app.
Beyond that, I managed to bang out a project I’ve been wanted to do forever – my 7ft long dining room shelves. Trust me, there’s a post coming about them.
Last weekend was the height of my January. On Saturday I visited a few breweries and distilleries for a friend’s birthday and on Sunday, we attend the North American International Auto Show. CJ, who is 4, was over the moon. After 4 hours of checking out cool cars, he still wasn’t ready to leave.
Last month I mentioned my thoughts on personal development, and this month is the same. I began reading “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis, and although the religion and trauma references don’t apply to me, there are many things that do. I see a lot of myself in the chapters about motherhood and personal growth. As silly as it sounds, listening to these types of podcasts and reading these types of books is beginning to give me a new sense of mental clarity – something I have never experienced.
Ways to start checking off my 2019 goals. On Tuesday I completed my very first goal of the year, and it felt so good to put a check mark next to this line item in my planner. Now the goal is to continue that momentum.
One of my goals for 2019 is to try and give my family less gifts and more new experiences. That means for my husband and daughter’s upcoming birthdays, I have plans to go places rather than buy things.
What are you up to this month?