Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are almost TWO WEEKS into 2019! How crazy is that?? The holidays seriously flew by and I took a break from social media just to be present with my family. Thankfully, it turned out to be just what I needed! I am ready to get the ball rolling again and create some amazing content. So if you’re reading this I hope you’re excited for what is to come and THANK YOU so much for continuing on this journey with me! You don’t know how much I appreciate your support on this little blog of mine.


Before we jump into my hopes for 2019, let’s have a little recap of 2018. Oh! And I hope you enjoy our new family photos! Hands down these are my favorite photos, EVER. Totally┬áin awe of how amazing they came out and just how beautiful my girls are (insert all the heart eye emojis here). Okay, enough gushing. Let’s get to it.


For the past couple of years, I feel like I have always started the new year by saying “this year will be better.” Granted there are always highs, as with every year, but the lows have always seemed to outweigh everything. But I can honestly say that this time around, I know for a fact that 2019 is the year that everything WILL be better.

The start of 2018 was such a whirlwind of emotions. I ended 2017 with a personal loss and it looked like 2018 would only bring more. But it was through all this that I found strength in myself. I was learning to stand on my own two feet and depend on just ME. It was hard and it hurt, boy did it hurt. But I did it and felt it AMAZING. I was supporting myself and my children, I was figuring out who Krystal (the person and not just the mom) is, I was continuing to be the best mom I could be, and yet still somehow managed to have some fun and find some “me” time in between. How I made it through 2018 I will never know. But I did and I’m so grateful.

mommy and me

2018 came to be such a year of growth and realization it was UNREAL. I learned to be okay with being alone. I’m remembering all the things that made Krystal happy (like reading) and I’m incorporating it back into my life. I learned that I have more personal strength than I ever give myself credit for. I’ve realized I’m a very forgiving person and some people do not deserve my forgiveness. I’m learning to appreciate my time and self-worth and most importantly, I learned I’m an I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T ass woman/mother and I can do it my damn-self if I have too!

But in all seriousness, I felt like I’ve learned all the lessons of my twenties (and then some) within this last year and I am so ready to start my third decade around the sun! 2018 thank you, NEXT.

family photos


Just thinking about this upcoming year I’m getting excited. The girls and I already have a huge trip planned this month and I know there will be more to come! So with that, here is what else I’m manifesting for 2019:

  • More personal growth
  • Happiness
  • Good health
  • Setting and accomplishing more personal goals
  • Continuing to give my girls all they deserve
  • Reading more great books
  • Seeing My Day in LA to it’s full potential
  • Love

Cheers to a new year and all my hopes for 2019 coming to fruition!

joys of motherhood
mother of girls

And as always, THANK YOU Erica our amazing photographer! Check her out at http://www.ericaadamsphotography.com/ or on her instagram.

Check out our previous family photos here!

1 thought on “2018 THANK YOU, NEXT

  • Krystal…. I have known you for most of your life. You have grown up to be a beautiful woman with beautiful children. It is too bad we live so far from you hopefully 2019 will be a year we can travel more and meet up.
    Take care this year and may all your dreams come true. We love and miss you.
    Love Auntie Carole and Uncle Gary…..

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