Living my Best Life in 2019

Hello friends!!

I’ve come to a lot of realizations, and really took some time to think about life in the last few weeks.  2019 is about to bring some BIG changes, it’s incredible how life has changed in the last year!  This time last year I was planning my bridal shower, and my wedding!  This year I’m planning my baby shower and preparing our home for our child to come home in July to!  It’s honestly the best thing I’ve ever been expecting and it’s still so new each day!  This past week brought on a lot of scary things in pregnancy, however it really wasn’t that scary at all, but it was just so many new things for me, I didn’t know what was happening.  However, I’ll write a different blog post on that another day.

To get to the point, I’m just ready to put myself first this year for just a little bit before the baby comes.  Now I understand how that sounds, as I was writing it, I could hear the selfishness in my text, but I don’t mean it that way at all.  I have put work before so many things in the past almost 4 years and this year, I want to change that a little bit before I go on maternity leave.

It all starts in March, the first weekend to be exact.  We will find out the gender of our baby that weekend, along with the gender of my best friend’s baby!!  Everyone is just so excited for it all, and it’s going to be such an epic gender reveal!  I’m not spoiling anything before we reveal it!  So if you want to be one of the first to know, make sure you’re following my social media that will be linked below.  Then I’m going to film two weddings one weekend after the other.  I’m really looking forward to that, wedding videography is something that I’m really trying to invest myself in, and I’m thankful for these opportunities.  I have wedding I need to edit this month, I didn’t film it myself, but I’m being hired to edit the video for them.  That is something new for me, and I’m interested to see how that goes for me.

Matt and I are actually planning on going on a trip at the end of March!!  Fun fact, out honeymoon was the first actual trip we went on in the, at the time, 8 years we had been together!!  So we just decided that we are making the arrangements to go Houston to visit my best friend!!!  I’ve never been past Chicago, so I’m quite excited to see a new area!  Plus it’s basically on the gulf coast so we get to go to the BEACH!!!!  I am beyond excited for that!!  It’s been years since I’ve been to a beach, and my husband has never been to one, so it will be fun for everyone.  My best friend is always snapping pictures of all the Mexican restaurants she’s been going to, so I’m ready for that!  Now of course when planning everything there is a small chance it might not go through, but I think we are going to go for it, and make this trip our ‘baby moon’ as one last getaway before we can’t really travel a lot, or at least far distances like that.  I’ll be checking with my doctor tomorrow to make sure I’m able to fly in March, basically April.  Safety first for me and Baby R!

April will be fun, because I’ll be going to West Virginia for my baby shower there.  We just picked and reserved a location for it, and I think it will be very nice for us.  Other than Easter, no major events happening then.

May will be my Baby shower here in Indiana with my husband’s family, and friends up here.  My in laws are throwing that for me, so I’m excited to see all they do together. 🙂
Both baby showers will be ducky themed, and I’m just living for that.  I just love love love ducks so I’m going to freaking explode with happiness at each shower.

June will be the waiting game for baby R, I plan on working up until the middle of June, God willing of course, and whatever the doctor tells me is best for baby and me.  I know I’ll be the size of a whale, so I just want to be safe, and not overdue it.  Like I said earlier, there are so many things that are going on with your bodies while your pregnant and I have no clue what any of it is.  I’m just taking it a day at a time, and reading as much info as I can to know what to except each month.

I’m starting to show big time now, as I’m 19 weeks pregnant!  It’s crazy to see your body grow with baby, it’s quite fascinating.  I need to put some pictures on here so you can see how I’ve grown!

Well that was just a random outlook of what plans I have for 2019 before baby comes, and I’m just looking forward to putting myself first for a little bit, and enjoying the time my husband and I have together.  We love our baby more than we even understand, but I know that this will be good for both of us to have these adventures together.  Then we get to bring baby with us, and create new adventures!!  I cannot wait for it all!!

Thanks for reading!  I hope you enjoyed the post!

~xoxo Seneca

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Here’s to 2019

Hello friends!!!  Happy New Year!!!  2019 is here!! 🙂

2018 went by so quickly!  2018 was the year I got married, the year I thought would go by so slowly is already over.  It was seriously the best year of my life!!  I loved every part of it, and I literally cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store.

I have some SUPER exciting things coming up this year that I can’t wait to tell you about.  However, you’ll have to wait a little longer to find, because they are still in the works.  So stay tuned to my blog, twitter, youtube channel, or heck, even instagram!!   I’ll link them all down below at the end.

I’m not really one to make big New Years resolutions, but this year I just have a few things I really want to try to stick too.

  • Routines…this is something that I have really not done in so long.  Some may think, well that just sounds like getting yourself into a rut by doing a routine, but I think otherwise. Lately, even before the first of the year, I’ve been starting a nighttime routine that has really helped me just relax and wind down better than before.  If I only work until 5:30, then I add a few things to my routine, but it’s been really good.  I feel this will be a whole blog post of itself, and I’ll get to that. 🙂
  • Planning/Organization…I’ve always been a big planner but sometimes you just need a little motivation on getting things done better.  I always have had a planner ever since college, heck high school even, but I need to look at it more often than I am.  I like to write down when bills are due, and important pay days on it.  Sometimes I’m looking at my planner at the last minute, when I really need to buckle down and focus more.  I would always like to organize my house better, get more containers, bins etc, things like that to put everything in its place and not still look like we just moved in.  There are some rooms that we use as a catch all, which most people do, but this is the year we officially look settled in and like we’ve been there for years.
  • Cooking dinner more…cooking is something that I love to do, I’ve always loved it, but work recently has just worn me down to almost nothing once I get home and I hate that.  Part of my routine I mentioned earlier was cooking dinner and it’s been going well so far.  But like anything, we always tend to fall off our goals once January ends, so I want to change that.  Not only will that get dinner for us. a healthier one than just a frozen pizza more often than not, but that also means I won’t have to buy Subway constantly for lunch the next day at work.  It’s not the best on the pocketbook, but luckily it’s more on the healthier side.
  • Read my Bible & find a devotional to do each day/week…Although I do try to have quiet time each week, even if it’s just in prayer, I really need to dive in and read my Bible so much more than I do.  We just started 2 Peter in church last week, but unfortunately because of my job, I’ll probably have to miss like the 3 or 4 Sunday’s.  I’m sad because it really sounded like an amazing series, so I’m going to just read it on my own, that way I can still focus in on what the church is learning at the moment.  There’s also a specific devotional I’m searching for, but I’ll focus in on that later.

Those are just a few things I’m focusing on for the year.  I know I’m going to fail, it’s just part of life.  However, I’m really going to give it my all and try hard to get in the routine of all of this and hope it sticks!!

What are some of your New Years resolutions or goals for 2019??  Please share!!

Thanks for reading!!
~xoxo Seneca

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