Happy New Year

Day one of 2022. Many will reflect on the year that has just come and gone, but I will be looking forward to the year. I have goals, resolutions, places I want to see, things I want to do.

Before I get into any of that, let me introduce myself.

Hi 👋 I’m Gina. Born and raised in New Jersey. I am 34 years old and have two daughters. I have my Bachelor’s from Johnson & Wales University, graduated in 2010. I have been a stay-at-home mom for about two years now. I did work at Homegoods when things started to open back up after the peak of Covid. I just had to get out of the house. Before that, I worked in the Hotel Industry for almost 10 years. Seriously considering going back because I just love the torture. There’s a lot to say about the work I did, which I am sure I will talk about. But for now, I am a SAHM. Childcare cost is just outrageous. But of course, wanting to make my own money and be my own boss, I joined an MLM. I’m a Partner with Pure Romance. Now is not the time for any Anit-MLM comments. I will definitely be posting more about Pure Romance, so be patient.

So right now, it’s me, Angel (my boyfriend), Avory (our daughter,5), Emma (our daughter, 2) and Rusty (our Australian Shepard, 11). We currently live in a 2-bedroom apartment with my parents. ATTEMPTING to save money and do all the right things so we can buy a house, but life seems to throw boulders in our plans once in a while. It’ll happen. Eventually.

I’m starting this blog because I have goals and plans for this new year. What are some resolutions you have for this new year?

Here are some of mine…
-Lose 40 pounds by June (I’m restarting again with Weight Watchers at a nice chubby 189, would like to be 150 by June. I’ve done it once; I can do it again. Just need to actually be consistent.)
-Read 12 books (doesn’t seem like a lot but I think starting with a goal of one book a month is a good place to start.)
-Run a 10K (I feel like I’ve been training forever for this. Had injured my ankle and now I have no idea what is wrong with my foot 👍)
-Take more pictures (of myself, of my family, of memories – this is tough because I hate holding my phone up to capture something instead of just living in the moment BUT I want more pictures)
-Go to a new place at least once a month (a museum, park, city, some type of amusement place, etc.)
-Grow our savings account (something that has been difficult because of those boulders)
-Blog every day (Even if it is something short or just a picture or quote, ev er y day)

The first book I am starting with is “Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One” by Raphaëlle Giordano. The #1 Bestselling French Novel about one woman’s quest to cure her “routinitis.” Thought it was a perfect fit since I want this year to be like no other.

Just click the picture and it’ll take you right to Amazon ❤️