What Joanna Gaines Wants Most in 2019

Fans fell in love with Chip and Joanna Gaines as soon as they appeared on our TVs with HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Thanks to Joanna’s amazing designs and Chip’s ability to help bring her vision together with power tools, the residents of Waco, Texas, were turning their once-frumpy houses into absolute stunners. And though Chip and Joanna may not be participating in the show anymore, we still can’t wait to see what they do next.

So, what’s Joanna up to in 2019? It seems she’s done a lot of reflecting recently on what she wants out of her future with her career, family, and life goals. Here’s what she wants most in the new year.

Joanna wants to ‘live in the now’

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It's always been my nature to reflect on the past and linger there a while. I find myself thinking about what I will miss and how life is just moving too fast. I mean Crew is already six months old and saying "mama" (I had to throw that in there, sorry Chip). Drake will be driving in two years and off to college in four. And just like that I have found myself mourning the past but now in future tense. You see what I just did there? This whole time thing can feel like a thief if you let it. I'm challenging myself in this new year to live for now. The present. Taking in every breath, every sight, and sound and holding it dearly. Not thinking about how the good ol' days have passed us by or how the best is yet to come. But that right now, this very second, this is the gift. These are the days. These are the moments. And I’m gonna breathe them all in. If there's pain and sorrow, or happiness and hope, let it in and then let it out. I want to enjoy the now because it's the only thing we can actually embrace. I want to hold it carefully. Hold it thoughtfully. I want to rid myself of the little distractions because I have found that these are the thieves that steal our moments and rob our days. But time, time is our most precious gift. Here's to seeing and finding the beauty, the hope and joy in the right now in 2019. And for goodness sake, let's have some fun while we’re at it! It's going to be a happy new year indeed. Believing that for all of us. #wonderinthenow #thesearethedays

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Joanna did an excellent job of chronicling her holiday time with her family on her Instagram. We got to see her huge tree and gorgeous Christmas decor, of course — and more recently, we got to hear about her hopes and dreams for the new year. For her New Year’s post, she added a photo of baby Crew with her reflections of the year. “It’s always been my nature to reflect on the past and linger there a while,” she started. ” I find myself thinking about what I will miss and how life is just moving too fast.” But she then goes on to explain her new challenge for herself in 2019 — and that’s totally living in the moment.

“I’m challenging myself in this new year to live for now. The present. Taking in every breath, every sight, and sound and holding it dearly. Not thinking about how the good ol’ days have passed us by or how the best is yet to come,” she added to her post. As for why she wants to start living less in the dreams of the past and far future and more in the moment, Joanna explained that now is “the only thing we can actually embrace. …  I want to rid myself of the little distractions because I have found that these are the thieves that steal our moments and rob our days.”

She also wishes to ‘have some fun while we’re at it’

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Late night dance party #emmielou #lalaland

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Living in the moment doesn’t always mean Joanna’s going to be so serious and sentimental, however. Toward the end of her post, she also added that we should aim to “have some fun while we’re at it! It’s going to be a happy new year indeed. Believing that for all of us.”

Chip can definitely help keep Joanna and the kids having fun in 2019. While he’s told People he can be a tough parent to his kids, we’ve all seen his goofy side on TV — and we’re sure that comes out at home too. He also stated to the publication that he wants his kids to get out and enjoy life, which means plenty of outdoor playtime and dating once they’re old enough. And we’ve seen Joanna let her kids be kids, too — especially with this video of her and her daughter dancing.

What’s coming up for the Gaines family in 2019?

Aside from keeping up with their many business ventures, what new projects will the Gaines family bring to the table in 2019? For starters, Broadcasting Cable explains they’re forming their own TV network with help from Discovery. When Chip and Joanna appeared on The Tonight Show, Chip told Jimmy Fallon, “We’re going to have a network and I think we’re going to really carve it out in a way that really makes sense to us and our families.”

As for family matters, right now they’re busily caring for their five kids and starting to consider college for their oldest. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re finished expanding their family yet. County Living notes the two have discussed having another child, and Chip seems all for it.

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