Care Less in 2019

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays!! We had a quiet Christmas at home and a speedy fast trip home to Ohio. Got to spend some quality time with both sides of the family which was so needed. Now that we are back, I’m just trying to put my house back together. We left for our trip the day after Christmas and the house still looked like Christmas threw up when we returned. I joked that if anyone tried to rob our house, they would have taken one peek in the window and left because that house already got hit! It feels so good to get things put back into place.

So as I now have some time to breath and reflect on 2018 and think forward to 2019, I have some thoughts on what kind of year I want it to be. I’m putting it out in the universe that in 2019 I simply will CARE LESS.

CARE LESS with me in the following ways:

CARE LESS about waiting for something special to go to. Just wear the cute outfit. Just wear the red lipstick.

CARE LESS that there is a million and 5 things to do. Go on a bike ride, sit down and color, play a game with the kids if they ask you. Time is just going by too fast. Enough said.

CARE LESS about your insecurities. Put yourself out there. You are not for everyone, but you may be exactly what someone else needs.

CARE LESS about disappointing others. Say no to things that don’t bring you joy just because you don’t want to disappoint someone or satisfy their expectations.

CARE LESS about failing. Failing means you tried something. Maybe it just wasn’t a fit. Onto the next “try”. Keep trying new things.

CARE LESS about waiting until everything is perfect and just so to say yes to an opportunity. It will never be perfect. Don’t miss out on something that could potentially be what you didn’t know you even knew you were waiting for. If it keeps showing up in your thoughts, go ahead and explore it.

CARE LESS about keeping up the pace. Slow down when you need to and when you are feeling pulled in too many directions.

CARE LESS about what other people think about you. Most likely they aren’t even thinking much of you, good or bad. Just worry about what you think about you.

CARE LESS you are too busy. Crazy schedules can get in the way of reconnecting with your partner. Make the time. It’s important. Even if it’s a “date” after the kids go to bed. Like the kind of date when you actually talk, not just watch your favorite Netflix series, which is also SUPER important.

CARE LESS about over scheduling yourselves and your kids just because everyone else is. Only participate in the activities that you all really enjoy doing. Ever turn around and really ask, “why am I doing this?”

CARE LESS that things aren’t happening at the pace you would like them to. There is always a bigger plan in place. Things will happen when they are meant to happen. Be patient and have faith.

And finally:

CARE LESS about being the New You in 2019. You are fine as you are. Be authentic. Be the “you”est you that ever was in 2019.

Thank you for hanging with me this year and I’m so much looking forward to Caring Less with all of you this year!! Make sure to drop a comment below and tell me what your New Year’s Resolutions look like for 2019!


  1. June Coffman

    January 4, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Well said Marnie. These are good things to learn when you are young because time goes quickly and you never get it back. We will always have some regrets but learn to forgive yourself, as well as others. I gave up on NY resolutions and now focus on one word for the year. My word for 2019 is Unconditional! Happy New Year to you and your family.

    1. littleducksfour

      January 6, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      Oh I love that June!! Thank you! Yeah, I always get overwhelmed by these grand resolutions every year. I’ll have to come up with a word too. I just bought a new planner for the year and that would be a good thing to write in the front cover. I hope you all had a great holiday with your family. Happy New Year to all of you!! xoxoxo

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