2018 Goals

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I’d say these are loose goals – I don’t like putting too much pressure on myself to change, but I certainly welcome January as a time to reflect and make improvements.

-Invest in friendships new and old – important for my sanity right now.

-Spend some time thinking about future career goals and possibilities.

-Write more blog posts – I’ve got the time now, so why not? I installed a new theme to make things look a bit more modern (still trying to figure out what’s up with that menu bar).

-Enjoy the present – this is a big one for me. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know this is the whole reason I started TBMT back in 2010 (lol, that post – I needed to grow up!!). This move has made me even more future oriented because I’m wondering how long we we live here. But, dwelling in NYC for a few years is a huge opportunity and I need to enjoy each day or I’ll miss the point of living here.

Last NYE, right before Emerson got RSV:(

-Eat more veggies – more of a winter thing for me, as I tend to turn on vegetables or anything cold in the winter. This is dumb because I can just eat hot veggies.

-Find a few more recipes for weeknights, especially ones Emerson will eat – I’d like to mix it up and this goes back to the previous point.

-Travel somewhere far-ish away. NYC has so many direct flights and we’d like to take an inconvenient trip while we have one child. Some ideas are Vancouver, Portland, Ireland, Portugal, Scandinavia.

What are you guys thinking about for 2018?


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    January 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Visit Norway.It is a breathtaking country.Have a great 2018!

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      January 5, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks! You too!

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    January 2, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Love the 30’s edition header. I vote for Scandinavia.

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    January 2, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Can I also vote for Scandinavia?! I have been to Iceland, Denmark and Finland and have loved each of them. Beautiful design, culture and food.

    These intentions are great. I love that you want to be more in the moment.

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      January 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      It’s so hard though!

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    January 5, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Lisbon is my most favorite city and I traveled extensively in Europe when I was abroad for a year in college. It’s gorgeous! Scandinavia is really hot right now, so you’d probably find good deals there, but seriously, go to Portugal!

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      January 5, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      That’s great to hear! I just don’t know anyone who’s been to Portugal, at least not on a family trip.

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    January 7, 2018 at 11:05 am

    From reading your blog, I think you’d really enjoy Lisbon in the spring. There’s lots of good food and drink to be had although their famous (and delicious) pastéis de nata are most definitely not GF. There’s beautiful Sinatra a short train ride away as well and I’ve heard lots of good things about the Algarve which is a popular part of the country with gorgeous beaches.

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      January 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks! I posted on TripAdvisor and lots of people said to check out the Algarve!

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