Let’s End It With a Smile

Let's End It With A Smile: Reflecting on 2018 leads us to our goals in 2019. Next year, I'm not making resolutions. But I will tell you what I want to accomplish.- jointhemeproject.com

Let’s End It With A Smile

Originally Posted: December 4, 2017
Read the previous post here: How to Make| Kentucky Cream Pie

Over the weekend, I started thinking about what I want to accomplish in the new year, what good habits I want to start. And I’m not talking about New Year’s Resolutions. To be honest, I’ve never really understood the hype. Only the determined and dedicated stick them, most give up after a couple weeks. My goal is to incorporate some of these things into my lifestyle and the others are things that I want to do for my blog.

How to End it With A Smile

The Blog, The Brand

In the middle of the year, I decided to do a complete brand 360. I realized just how much Join The ME Project meant to me. I questioned why it wasn’t the focus of my brand. I went on a hiatus and I got to work.

One of my biggest goals for 2019, is to make sure that both my blog and brand are optimized to their fullest potential. Motivation and Encouragement are the very foundation of Join The ME Project and they always will be but I want to include more. Be on the lookout for:

  • Blogging Resources
  • Wellness & Self-Care
  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Living
  • Brand Identity
  • Social Media Tips
  • Chronic Illness
  • Blogger Interviews


Some may not believe this, but I finally got a planner. And I am so excited because I won’t have to keep dashing between my phone and the notebook I’ve been using. I’m honestly surprised that I’ve done well so far, it’s a bit of a mess I’m afraid. I picked a planner that’s nondated. I liked this option because I have more control over what goes into it. I also bought some pens to use along with it.

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Previously, I was using post-it notes to keep track of what needed to be done. Let’s just say, that got out of hand very fast. I’m a visual learner so being able to write in different colors will help me keep track of everything.
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Health & Exercise

I have to say it seems like I’ll be ending the year with more questions than answers when it comes to some aspects of my health. And I’m okay with that. It’s taken me a long time, but I’ve finally come to an understanding about that. There are some things in my life that I won’t be able to change so I’m going to start focusing on the parts that I can.

I’ve found certain exercises that I can do without breaking my 20-minute limit. Losing weight isn’t really my priority. I want to try and eat healthier, exercise to the best of my ability, and drink more water.

The Blogger Series

I’ve expressed my gratitude often, but I still don’t think it’s enough. The outpouring of support has been so awe-inspiring and I just wish that I could do more to show you all just how appreciative I am. Remember, if you would like to be a part of Blogger Interview series you can just leave me a comment with your email below or send me an email at info@jointhemeproject.com.

Also, I would love to have guest posts for this series. It can be anything along the topics of mentioned earlier under The Blog, The Brand subheading. If you would like to do a guest post, just let me know.

Follow along and Join The ME Project on Social Media

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  • Reply bostonbookreader

    Ahhh planners make me so happy!!! Great post!!

    December 4, 2017 at 11:53 am
    • Reply PAE

      And it just got delivered! I’m so excited 😆

      December 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm
      • Reply bostonbookreader

        Ahhh Yay! Hope you decide to give us some sneak peeks when you figure out a good system for you ❤

        December 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm
        • Reply PAE

          That’s a great idea! I may do that 😊

          December 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply CarlyTamara

    Planners are such a life saver!
    Congrats at self-hosting too, such an amazing achievement for you. Great post.

    Carly x

    December 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    • Reply PAE

      Thank you so much Carly!

      December 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply jessxclare

    Your posts never disappoint! Well done for self hosting and I can totally relate on the planner point! I bought a bullet journal yesterday to help me keep on top of everything! Loved this post, I’m so happy that you’re doing so well on your blog you deserve it!

    December 5, 2017 at 3:56 pm
    • Reply PAE

      Thank you so much! You are always such a great source of support. I’m just so happy that I’ve met so many amazing people 😊❤️

      December 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm
      • Reply jessxclare

        Will always be here to support!! I feel the same! I didn’t expect to meet such lovely people through blogging ❤️

        December 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm
        • Reply PAE


          December 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply hebahpervaiz

    I love planners – they give me the illusion I’m organised! Hahah. Also that hosting package is so good – I feel as if I’m overpaying now

    December 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    • Reply PAE

      😂 the illusion of organization is so true lol

      December 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply El

    Oooh, I’ve never heard of Hostrica! Congrats on being self-hosted, that’s amazing! xx
    Planners are what keep me sane and on top of my game. 😃

    El @ Exclusory 💕

    December 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    • Reply PAE

      Thank you! I found hostrica.com by accident and I’m so glad I did.

      December 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    Great post! Planners are the best!!

    December 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm
    • Reply PAE

      Thank you! I’m really enjoying the one I got not was a good decision 😊

      December 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply simplyshaiz

    I use bluehost. Glad you found one that you’re comfortable with. Congratulations once more on your success so far with the mE project.

    December 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    • Reply PAE

      I heard Bluehost was really good. Thank you so much, Keziah. I really appreciate your support.

      December 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Sian

    Hostrica sounds soo good i should look into it and I need to use my planner more often XD

    December 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply PAE

      Let me know what you think about it. But you know I honestly didn’t get into using a planner until this year.

      December 9, 2017 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply mydangblog

    I also just purchased a beautiful planner–hoping to use it instead of my phone!

    December 31, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Planners make life so much easier!

      December 31, 2018 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Roses + Rouge

    I really want to try a planner in 2019! Great post hon

    January 2, 2019 at 6:11 am
    • Reply Erika

      Planners definitely help with keeping me up to date with my schedule. Thank you for reading!

      January 2, 2019 at 6:31 am
  • Reply theordinaryblogger1

    Great post,, hope you have a great 2019!

    January 2, 2019 at 10:50 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you! I wish you the same

      January 2, 2019 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Emma (@BelieveinBumble)

    I love your plans for 2019 and can’t wait to see them! I wish I had discovered your blog sooner 🙂 thank you for sharing with me <3

    January 2, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you! That means so much to me. ❤️

      January 2, 2019 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Danielle Farrington

    I love this! I am live and breath by my planner.

    January 3, 2019 at 4:34 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I never realized just how handy they are until I got mine. I don’t really know how I did everything beforehand lol

      January 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Roslie

    I just found your Blog on Pinterest by mistake and read this post and felt like I’ve been reading your stuff for years. Great title for the post by the way! I’ll definitely be following.

    January 4, 2019 at 2:43 am
    • Reply Erika

      This just touched my heart. Thank you so much for your kind words.

      January 4, 2019 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Sara

    I would be interested in doing a guest post/collaboration with you! I’ve loved all your blogging tips so far. They’ve been super helpful as I’m completely new to blogging. I’m so excited to see what’s to come on your blog this year!

    January 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I would love that! We’ll definitely have to make that happen 😊

      January 16, 2019 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Anna Reel

    I hope you have a great 2019 and I look forward to seeing more posts from you! 🙂

    January 28, 2019 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you. I really appreciate it

      January 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm

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