First off, Happy New Year! I said it last year and the year before that and I’m pretty sure almost every year before that but my goodness is time flying! And I mean that in the best way. Although I feel like 2019 kicked my ass, I’m still here and somehow still optimistic about what’s in store.

I woke up January 1, 2020 feeling refreshed, and ready—- how “cliché” right? Every year we hear people talking about “New year, New me” and every year we give those same people a month or two until we can expect the old them to make their way right back. Then by mid June those same “reinvented” people realized ain’t much about them changed but the scale and I ain’t talking about it going down… then they proclaim the following year to be “their year”—- vicious cycle. I too am guilty of being one of ‘those people’ don’t get me wrong 2019 was a year of so many accomplishments however it was a year of so many regrets… I found myself wishing more than actually doing, talking more than executing.

Repeat after me, “We are going for it this year, and we are going to accomplish it all”. Whatever “it” may be for you, reaffirm this to yourself each and every day. As a part of change I decided to dead the term “resolutions” and replace is with affirmations. Typically with New Year resolutions the term, “I want to” is inserted in front of whatever it is you hope to accomplish that year versus affirming that you will accomplish it.

I for one prefer to speak life into my plans so there’s no more I want to, I’m reminding myself, “I am going to”.

Some of My Affirmations for 2020:

1. I WILL pursue my passions

Pursuing my passions has become a loaded topic for me because I either start something and never finish or I talk myself out of it entire usually to spare myself from the thought of failing. —- 2020 we killing that noise and we going for it.


2. I WILL be in the best shape of my life, not to just look good but to also feel good .

as I’ve mentioned before I love starting things and never finishing. I need to remind myself it’s a marathon not a sprint, we get so caught up in the idea of instant gratifications that’s we don’t want to work for it, and if you’re like me you don’t want to pay for it … well it’s really can’t because I’m broke (hehe) but regardless nothing worth having ever comes easy. I’m vowing to put the work in now so I can flex ALL SUMMER 20’ and I started this by joining the @mommination #fitmommichallenge Abs and Booty Edition. Visit us on Instagram and join if your looking forward get yourself body together as well!

3. I WILL step outside of my comfort zone.

Trying new things for me is what keeps me feeling invigorated but I can’t always say they are outside of my comfort zone. Part of stepping outside of myself will mean getting to know myself all over … and I’m excited .

basically I’ll be dating myself occasionally this year

4. I WILL save more.

Spending money has become a hobby for me but having money is so important, Rainy data come when you least expect them so I am making sure I am prepared . I challenge you to the $2020 in 2020 challenge

Who’s in?

5. I WILL travel to new places.

last year I was fortunate enough to visit Madrid and Turks and Caicos amongst a few other cities in the States, this year I’m challenging myself to 3 countries and as many of you know traveling with a toddler is no fun so we will see how that goes.

6. I WILL continue nurturing my relationship with the Lord.

I recently started going back to church with my son, my relationship with the Lord is important but it’s even more important for me to raise a son who knows the Lord.

7. I WILL no longer put the needs of others before my own.

ita not selfish… it’s self care

no explanation needed

8. I WILL strive to be a better mother/woman/daughter/ sister than I was last year.

I’d like to think I’m a good girl but I want to be more intentional in showing my loved ones they are appreciated after all they do it for me.

In a nutshell, 2020 is very personal for me. I owe myself a lot in more ways than one, and I feel everyone should have goals, self-progression is a never ending thing. I can’t wait to hear about some of your New Year affirmations so make sure you drop them in the comments sections: 

If you’re at a loss on what you can change in the New Year see some suggestions here

As Always,

Thank you for reading,

Mommi Ashley