Reflection of 2018 and Goals for 2019!

You guys… ITS THE END OF 2018! Can you believe that? This year seemed to just zoom by (except the last couple months that seemed to just draaaag on). I cannot believ all that has happened this year. For those of you who may not know… my life has literally be turned UPSIDE DOWN this year.

This has been one of the greatest/worst years of my life. This year I went through some of the BEST times ever. I experienced having my own place with my name ALONE on the lease for most of the year. I was able to start my own business and start not one, but TWO youtube channels. And I was able to FINALLY go self-hosted on this blog!

However, I also had some of the WORST experiences of my life this year. I almost got evicted from my own place MULTIPLE times. I lost my job that I thought I’d always have and Love (as a daycare teacher) in January and for some reason could NOT find consistent work which is extremely unusual for me. I’ve always been able to find work. ALWAYS, but this year I struggled (until about now).

Still, I have been able to still start my own business doing what I love to do (I am a social media manager, consultant, and writer). Entrepreneurship is very difficult, but I soon realized I was definitely built for this kind of hustle.

Needless to say, this year has had many ups and downs. So let’s start with some of the major blessings and see the bright side of things!

 

Blessings of 2018! 

  • I got to see my best friend. After my best friend (also a fellow blogger and youtuber) and I reconnected last year we literally only got to see each other ONE time! That’s just criminal, right?? Well, finally this year I got to see her. Just once, but we WILL be fixing that in 2019 (I know you’re going to read this so … be prepared to see more of me this upcoming year)! Anyway, I was so glad to see her. I miss her. 
  • My business is growing. I love helping people grow their social media, so I am sure you can imagine just how exciting it is to see my social media management and consulting business grow! The more that people are seeing what I’m doing, the more clients are coming my way! It’s super exciting!
  • I got a new job. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to write this down as a blessing because I hadn’t planned on getting another job and the circumstances around it weren’t exactly ideal, but in actuality, once I got into it, I really enjoy it. I forgot how I loved being a nanny and taking care of the little ones until I saw the adorable smile on the new kid I nanny for and it all came rushing back how much I loved doing this as well! So I’m very happy to be back at this! It is making time management a MUST more than ever before and I am struggling to adjust, but you guys know me, I always manage to find my happy medium no matter how hectic my schedule is and if I ever get overwhelmed… I’ll take a break. Plus… money! (Ya girl tired of being broke)
  • I got to spend Christmas with family. This Christmas did not at all turn out how I thought it would. My love ended up going out of town for the week, which made me sooo sad. Then, we had two extra guests that I wasn’t expecting. But I was with family and we really enjoyed each other’s company. It was a great Christmas despite the fact that I wasn’t in the Christmas spirit the whole month until probably Christmas Eve. I am always happy to be with my family.
  • I gained a new sense of direction and motivation. This is probably the best thing that happened this year. I started this year off LOST. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I had no job. I was so depressed and unhappy for the first half of the year. Then it came to my attention that I always told people to do what they loved. Then I thought about this blog. I thought about how much I love to write. I thought about how I always helped my friends and my friends friends grow their social media for fun. I realized so much about myself this year it’s INSANE. Now, I have my feet planted firmly and I’m READY to go into this New Year and reach the next level! I’m so excited about it! I’m pumped because I know blessings are to come. 2019 will be LIT.

 

2019 Goals!

  • Raise my credit. It’s time to get smarter with my money and start thinking about the future. So this year I will be intentionally taking steps to raise my credit and get more financially healthy.
  • Reach new levels in my business! I love what I do (as I’ve said 1,000 times already) and I have worked HARD to get my business where it is now and grow my clientele to where it is now. I’m super proud of myself and the hard work that I’ve done! Now it’s time to go to the next level! I intend on filling my client roster, learning about new platforms to add to what I can do for my clients, learn more ways to market myself! I’m super stoked for all that’s to come and the grind is JUST beginning!
  • Do more collaborations on YouTube and this Blog! I love supporting other youtubers and bloggers and it just occurred to me in the past few months that I haven’t done ANY collaborations. I think I might’ve done some guest posters in October .. but I’m not even sure about that. It’s ridiculous. But I’ve done ZERO collaborations on YouTube and I have not done any for real on this blog and I want to change that. I want to get more involved with reaching out to others who do the same things as me. So, if you’re a blogger or youtuber in a somewhat related niche as me, HIT ME UP!

Grow and Monetize my YouTube Channels. My Youtube Channels (CherishingFlo And J&E TV) are serious passion projects of mine and I would LOVE to be able to make an income from ALL of the passions that I have. Now, rather I make money from it or not… I’ll  never stop. But just imagine getting paid to just get up and do a bunch of stuff you love to do every day all day. It’s such an amazing thought! So that’s a goal of mine. Of course to do this… I’ll need to majorly step my game up for both the YouTube channels, but I WILL. I have lots planned! Just stay tuned and make sure you check those channels out!

  • Start getting serious about saving. I always SAY I’m going to save, but I never take it seriously. It’s time I stared taking it seriously and really disciplining myself to CUT the online shopping and fast food eating and save some money. I want to upgrade our living situation at some point (   nothing is wrong with it now. I just have a bougie imagination) and I need to be able to afford it without emptying my bank account. Plus, we need an emergency fund. It’s super important to have one and we don’t and I want to fix that in this New Year. So I will be being a LOT more frugal.

 

I have more goals, but these are the only ones I want to share. The others are either super private OR I want you guys to just be surprised when you see them come true and know you’ve been here with me since the BEGINNING! You guys… I’m so stoked!

Was 2018 a good or bad year for you? What were some of your highlights and big moments of 2018? Are you ready for 2019? What are some of your goals? LETS TALK IN THE COMMENTS DOWN BELOW!

16 Comments

  1. Jessica on 01/01/2019 at 3:22 pm

    Sounds like you made a lot of progress with your goals in 2018! I hope all your endeavors go according to plan in the coming year.

    Best wishes, Jess.

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/01/2019 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks so much love! I appreciate that! I’m super excited for the New Year! Happy New Year!

  2. Brooke on 01/01/2019 at 9:19 pm

    I love your goals! I can’t wait to see everything you achieve girl

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/02/2019 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks so much for that support!

  3. Kari on 01/02/2019 at 12:24 pm

    Everything happens for a reason. You might have lost a job but now you’re working on something bigger and better for yourself! Congratulations on your YouTube channels, your new place, And everything else coming your way. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/02/2019 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much hon! I’m definitely happy about how far I’ve come! I appreciate the support!

  4. Nina Christy on 01/02/2019 at 12:43 pm

    Often when we’re in those situations we feel like it will never get better. So glad that things got better for you! And I know you will have success in 2019!

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/04/2019 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much hon! I’m feeling the same way!

  5. Donna | The Upward Blip on 01/02/2019 at 4:03 pm

    Happy New Year and Congratulations! 🎉🍾🎊 I can feel that this year will be a much better year for you!

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/04/2019 at 1:22 pm

      I feel the same way and I mso extremely excited! Thank you!

  6. Michele Renee on 01/02/2019 at 11:34 pm

    You had such a rough 2018!! I am so glad that you kept it positive, I know that is hard to do with so much going on. Congrats on starting your business! I am so excited for what I can accomplish in 2019. My 2018 year was just plain awful, but I am hoping to make this the year that I branch out and start my own business, or two.

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/04/2019 at 1:23 pm

      Well I know that if you want it, it can be done! Hope to see you flourishing in this new year! Thank you for your kind words!

  7. Patty on 01/03/2019 at 12:09 am

    Great progress in 2018!

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/04/2019 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you so much!

  8. Alyazia on 01/05/2019 at 2:23 am

    I really love your goals I am hoping too, espically the part seeing your best friend once a year that’s seems a lot happiness to see her again ❤️

    • cherishingflo101 on 01/05/2019 at 9:52 am

      Yeah it’s definitely the best time when I get to see her! Thanks so much for commenting!

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