Hi there!

Mood. 2018

Wifey’s and Gentlemen,

I can’t believe it’s 2019 and it’s been more than a year since we’ve spoken! Not to be a bummer, but my 2018 was a year of struggle, stagnation, and lots of personal reflection. I had a lot of time to think about who I am, where I’m going, and who I’d like to become once I get there. I really hope that you guys had a much better year than I did, but if the news was any indication, I suspect I’m not alone in this. The world seemed to go a little crazy last year and while I hope we’ve collectively seen the worst of it, I take comfort in knowing that (at the very least) we’re going to spend 2019 fighting back; an upturn is on the horizon! I hate that I haven’t written anything since December, 2017, but as I’ve learned over the past year, passion, purpose, and life as we know can only happen with action and intent.

What I mean is, if you (like me) spent a year paralyzed by fear, anxiety, and an overwhelming desire to blame yourself for the things that “went wrong” along the way, you will wake up 365 days later with very little having changed.

I walked out of 2018 with much of the same stuff I brought into it. I don’t think that always has to be a bad thing, but without realizing it, my word for 2018 was DISAPPOINTMENT, and I let it define almost every aspect of my life. Although there are some who would disagree, in 2018 I was just ‘okay’. I’ve been an okay wife, an okay friend, an okay employee/coworker, and okay when it comes to loving and healing myself.

that isn’t good enough.

I promise I’m not throwing myself a pity party. I can be honest with myself and say that one of the biggest lessons I learned is that all years are not going to be good years; that’s okay. Sometimes we have to go through a lull or low point to really appreciate and understand the cool-ass things that lie ahead.

I’m not sad anymore, but I was. & as 2018 ended my mind and body were desperate for restoration

drifting shiftlessly through your year is exhausting, ya’ll

Luckily, I had the most amazing 2 weeks away from work for the holidays and I got to spend time with my lovely husband, friends, and family. I got to take a look back on the year that passed and know (with a healthy amount of certainty and optimism) that I’ve got what it takes to make this year one of the best ones yet!

While I am not going to reveal my guiding word for this year until after it’s over, let this blog serve as one of the first steps in making my purpose a reality.

I am so excited for what Being Wifey has in store for this year. Please be on the lookout for consistent blog posts filled with my unsolicited advice, podcasts (staring me & a handful of amazing people I know you’ll love), bonus content about other stuff I like/like to do, and monthly vlogs/updates on what promises to be one of my most vulnerable and challenging adventures to date: becoming a mom!

I love you all and I can’t wait to see how this family grows this year.

Be a dear and tell your friends!

Also, don’t forget to connect with me on social media!

Full disclosure, I’m not always great about posting/tweeting/updating, but I’m trying…I swear).

Until Next Time,

Carry on, Lovies!

Mrs. Renai

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