Hope everyone enjoyed the New Year’s celebrations over the past few days. I wanted to do a quick post regarding “resolutions” and how I plan to have a happy, fabulous 2018!
There are two general opinions on New Year’s revolutions: pointless & cheesy, and refreshing & encouraging. I definitely lean toward the latter of the two. I feel that many people, like myself, make small resolutions/goals throughout the year but tend to openly discuss their goals around New Year’s because that’s what’s buzzing. I think NY is a great time to reflect on life and decide on measures you can implement to make yourself the best you can be in the upcoming year. 🙂
That being said, here are some of my goals for 2018…
I’ve been blogging since the end of 2011, but have been all over the place with it. In September of 2017, I switched from Blogger to WordPress/Genesis Framework in order to maintain full ownership of my blog. New look, new site address, a fresh start and a bit of uncertainty as to what I should do next. Four months later and here we are, ready to put energy into this site and fill it with things I love. To be clear, I blog because I truly enjoy having a platform to share my thoughts, photos, etc. I’m all about blog/brand growth, as well as promoting yourself and your work, but at the end of the day I want this site to be 100% genuine. Everything I write about will be true to who I am as an individual. No posting for the sake of posting; this space/content is authentic.
Take My Plant Based Eating to the Next Level:
I’ve always been a lover of plant-based foods (avocados, anyone?!), but this year I want to become more creative with recipes & work on consuming fewer animal products. I’m working on a post about my background with nutrition & health, and will share it soon!
Spend More Time with my Husband:
John Paul & I have opposite work schedules. I work twelve-hour day shifts as a nurse, and he works in the evenings. He’s sleeping while I’m awake, and vice versa. Sometimes we go 3-4 days without actually seeing eachother. We try to make up for it on our off days but I want to put more energy into spending quality time together, doing things we love.
Be Nicer to Myself:
I am notorious for putting myself down, especially when it comes to my appearance. I don’t know if it’s age, but I’m kind of over it. This lifetime is short, why spend it being negative? I am who I am, and I’m learning to accept it & focus on things that make me happy.
Work on Friendships/Relationships:
As I mentioned in the last post, we’re moving back to Tulsa this summer. I’m excited to be closer to my family and friends, many of whom I haven’t seen in quite a while. I’m really looking forward to reigniting relationships with older friends.
Save Money/Purchase Investment Pieces:
With moving, kids in a couple years, etc. I’m going to focus on saving money & purchasing items with true value and logevity. (see my last post for thoughts on investment purchases & living more simple-minded)
Not sure if it’s because I’m getting older and have better perspective, but I’ve really felt the desire to help others, lately. I really want to get involved and show love to others, like God shows love to us.
Regardless of the time of year, there’s always room for self-evaluation and enrichment. What will make you happy? How can you help others? What are your goals? Let’s rock it!