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Update on 2019 – 1 month in!

Here we are, one month into 2019.  One twelfth down, or 8.3%, eleven-twelfths left.  I had posted about my goals for 2019 here and thought I could write an update every month to see how it’s going; that will also help keep me thinking about them.  Here’s my 19 for 2019 list that is hanging on my fridge:

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Things I Like: Maternity Clothes

If you’ve done the math I’ll be 3 years postpartum in March of this year.  While many women struggle to get their “pre-baby” body back or back into regular clothes as soon as possible I have relished maternity clothes and am in fact still wearing quite a few of them.  I have a couple reasons for this so hear me out….

10 tips and tricks on mixing and matching styles

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Embracing “Happy Christmas”

I’ve been listening to the Munchkin for almost the past month wish most people “Happy Christmas” instead of the more traditional “Merry Christmas” used here in the US.  I wondered where she came up with it because we are very clearly NOT British (the usual suspect of Happy Christmas) and she’s not old enough to watch all my beloved BBC shows with me yet so I decided to do a little digging into the Happy versus Merry difference.

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Year in Review – Forward in 2018?

This year was the first year I attempted the “one word” for the year and you can see my post here about choosing the word “forward”.  I chose forward for a lot of different reasons but mainly because I felt like I had stalled in my adulthood.  It wasn’t really in a bad way but I felt like I had hit a wall in my growth and was just trying to find out who I was as a person again.  I think all in all I did pretty well in 2018.

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Things I Like….maybe? NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo….WTF? What have I decided to do?  Why did I put this on my plate for the month of November leading into the holiday season.  Did I think I’d have nothing better to do than sit around and write an NOVEL (approximate 50,000 words or almost 1,700 words a day) in the course of the month.  Because I’ve been so good about doing my creative pursuits that I thought it would be a brilliant idea to add another one….this all makes complete sense. If I could just do the biggest facepalm right now I would.  Why on earth have I done something like this to myself? Why am I taking this on?

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“This is Halloween! This is Halloween!”

The fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  Not only is it starting to get cooler out (usually) and the leaves are changing making the colors here in my neck of the woods beautiful but it’s the season that really makes me think about family and spending time with them.  Up until a few years ago, that just meant having adults to spend that time with but as I watch the munchkin grow, this season takes on a whole new meaning for me.

(It wasn’t THAT cold but she did want to wear her hat and gloves to the pumpkin patch)

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