My New Year’s Resolution

Happy 2018, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve! I had a great time celebrating with my friends in Oregon.

I was recently reflecting on this last year and thinking of what I would like to do differently in this upcoming year. One word clearly stood out to me:


Truthfully, this last year has been a difficult one for me. With moving across the country, settling into a new job and trying to find new friends, I’ve experienced a good amount of homesickness, discouragement, and self-pity at times. Thankfully I have an amazing husband who is so supportive and encourages me to see the silver lining in things. When situations change I tend to get really focused on the negative, and I realized that I need to figure out a way to focus on the positive. God has blessed me in so many ways and I have so much to be grateful for. I need to be reflecting on those things rather than things I can’t change.

In order to practice this, I decided to do two things. One, I’m keeping a daily gratitude journal, in which I write down three things I’m grateful for. They can be as silly as a joke made at the office or sweet things like my husband making dinner for me. I’ve already done this for a few weeks and I’m really enjoying ending the day on a positive note, no matter what happened.

Second, I’m going to start doing #ThankfulThursday on my instagram account to share what I’m thankful for! I’ll be posting weekly and it will ONLY be on my instagram, so be sure to follow me @shortandsweet_blog.

Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, I hope that you can incorporate a little more gratitude with me in 2018. I’d love to hear what you’re thankful for!

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