Happy New Year 2019….New Beginning

HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS!!!! I can’t even find the words to say how relieved I am that 2018 is behind me. Of course life is always going to bring with it highs and lows……that’s life. I totally get that. But out of every year I’ve lived on this earth, 2018 has most definitely been a year of some of the most difficult times but also some of the HAPPIEST as well. It has been a year of CONTRASTS. One day I’ll be able to talk more freely about my life, but for now I’ll keep things close.

As I approach each new year I ALWAYS set goals for myself. I’m one that makes lists and likes the feeling of checking things off, so perhaps this is why I like the process of setting goals. Over the passed couple of weeks I’ve asked different people if they like to set goals for the new year. I’ve been so surprised because every single person I’ve asked has told me that they don’t. I would have thought that MOST people would have said YES!

I like to choose five goals. This way it isn’t overwhelming or unrealistic. I choose one physical, spiritual, one for my business, one that relates to family, and one other. I have always loved a challenge or something to work towards. The NEW YEAR is a time for me to reevaluate my life and how I’m doing, and then to refocus on IMPROVEMENT. For me this is the only way to grow. I’m so competitive with MYSELF, and so this gives me another chance to BE BETTER and DO BETTER! One of my goals for 2019 is to start writing in my journal again. I lost everything a couple of months ago when my hard drive crashed on my computer. I made the mistake of keeping it all there, and had never printed it out, and that part wasn’t backed up unfortunately. So my journal writing to me will begin again….and probably tomorrow!

So however you approach the NEW YEAR, I wish for all of you success and happiness. I was reminded again this afternoon how PRECIOUS LIFE IS, and how we need to CHERISH EVERY SINGLE MINUTE…..we have with our family. I really checked out all through the holidays so I could be with my loved ones. Those times are SO IMPORTANT to me, and of course more important than keeping up here. So I apologize for being absent, but am back and hard at work!!!


Shauna XO

14 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2019….New Beginning

  1. I’m so glad your back! Ive missed your posts but understand about taking time for you and your family. My faith got me through some very rough times last year and will contine to lean on faith for ever more! Thanks for being that ray of sunshine with style! Hugs!

    1. Hi Janice!!!! SO HAPPY you missed me, thank you! FAITH is everything, right? I rely on it every single day! BLESS YOU this coming new year!!!!! Hope it’s a beautiful one for you!!!!! XO

    1. Hi Cheryl! THANK YOU! It’s my “athleisure” look which I’m usually in every day! Hope you had a great HOLIDAY!!!!! XOXO

  2. I’m a list-maker and love to keep journals too! It helps to keep me sane and is really fun to look back through my notes! EVERYONE needs down time and time with our families to re-charge, so I’m glad you were able to do that. 2018 was a difficult year for me too, but I look back on it and am so thankful for the good things that happened.
    I love your site and it has been very inspirational to me. So thank you and Happy New Year! Stay strong.

  3. Love your posts and your style! And I love your idea of setting five goals in different areas of life. Thanks for always being positive and inspiring! I just retired and need a new outlook! Happy New Year!

  4. Do you think that some of us over 50 (about to be 57) will ever be able to shake the stigma of worrying about what others might think of the clothing we wear? I worry so often if I purchase something that I feel good in that others may think “she’s too old to wear that”. I find myself with a closet full of tasteful clothing that I’m too afraid to wear!

  5. Good morning, Pixie Friend! I’m SO happy you’re back! I get worried about my Little Shauna! I’ve missed your smile and your STYLE!

    While you were away I had my 60th birthday! I’m so grateful! I celebrated with my
    dear family and my two precious granddaughters…it was FABOO!

    Today, I received a belated birthday present! Your return! Hope you have a lovely 2019!
    I set goals, each and every day. You’re my INSPIRATION with your sweetness, sincerity and STYLE!! XOXO

  6. I love your posts and find them really inspiring. I love make up fashion and hair I have used Mac for as long as I can remember and just love the lipsticks yum yum is a real favourite. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your hair.xxAndrea

  7. Hello!!
    Love your hair color !! Has your hair always been that color? I’m wanting to change my hair color and I love yours. What do you call your color?

  8. Shauna,
    I also was surprised to hear that people don’t like to set goals. I too am a goal setter much like you I make goals for spiritual, physical, mental, business, and creative. I love to better myself and feel accomplished. I really enjoy your enthusiasm for life and the fun that is you! Thanks for your posts…here’s hoping for a better 2019?

  9. Hi Shauna: My name is Bobbie and I have been following your Blog for a year or so now. I bought several items from Chico’s last year – a great pair of blue pants, love, love, love them. And love you, so beautiful inside and out, I can just tell! I too, had a very hard 2018, and glad its behind us, however, still dealing with the emotions. I lost my best friend in the whole world, my mom at the age of 76 in April and my sweet dog Misha at the age of 14 1/2 in October. I am 62, yes my mom and I were very close in age, and my husband is 56 tomorrow, we have no children, however, I have a younger sister 38 who has a 2 year old son, who is my pride and joy! I wish my mom had had more time with him. Life is so precious and we need to make the best of every moment with our family and friends. You have inspired me to re-evaluate my life and focus on being a better me and doing better for others! I sing, and like you, have not written or sang in quite sometime, however, looking forward in 2019 to start anew! Your never to old! Thank you for your inspiration and your blog and welcome back to those who find solace and inspiration in you! Happy New Year! To Life!!! Best wishes Shauna to you and your family

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