Happy New Year guys!
I just love everything about ringing in the new year! It’s a fresh start and everyone is always excited, recharged, and motivated. Those three words definitely describe how I’m feeling right now. I want to get into my 2018 resolution, but I want to take a second to reflect on 2017. 2017 was the year of change- it was full of ups and downs, happiness and tears. I learned so much about the importance of family, learning to let things go + accept changes, and discovered what truly makes me happy. I would consider 2017 as one of the most painful, but the happiest year of my life.
2017 ended on a happy note and I’m going to carry that happiness into 2018! I’m looking forward to a lot in 2018. My love life, my work life, my personal life, my blog life, everything! There’s a lot of exciting things happening in all of those aspects of my life and I can’t wait to share what they are. The conference, The Workshop, that we have been planning is about a month away and that’s something I’m really looking forward to this year! PS if you haven’t gotten your ticket, you really should!
Alright, so onto my resolutions!
One of my resolutions is to really get into yoga this year. I’ve done yoga plenty of time before, but not consistently. To be honest, I was never a really big fan of it- I just couldn’t really get into it. I knew it was good for my mind, body, and soul and I knew I had to be patient with it. I’ve done all types of workouts but always ended up liking the high-intensity workouts. After 2017, I knew I needed something that not only gave me a good workout but was good for my mind. I’ve been researching studios and different types of yoga and I’m going to give it a try this year and go regularly so I understand the power of yoga & meditation.
2. Say no to things.
2017 was a year full of yesses. I did too much, we (bloguettes) did too much. I was exhausted by the end of the year and I really found out that I need to manage my time and prioritize things better. Work is crazy as it is, so learning to say no to evening & weekend events is really important to me this year.
3. Enrich my relationships with family + friends.
As I mentioned above, I learned in 2017 that family is everything. It was a tough year for my family, but we are coming out of it strong together and will only get stronger. Through the ups and downs, I learned that it’s important to enrich my relationships with people that matter, that love + support me as much as I support them, and that brings positivity + light. I want to have deep + meaningful conversations, regular lunch + dinner dates, and celebrate things together. I have spread myself thin with commitments and a ton of relationships that might not be a priority that I found myself neglecting those that do matter. Well, that ended 2017.
4. Make time for me in the morning.
Whether it’s working out, working on my blog, or meditating, I want to wake up an hour early and make time for myself in the morning. This will also require me to go to bed a little earlier in the new year!
5. Be more disciplined (especially with my blog).
My goal in 2018 is to be more disciplined with things. I have a tendency of putting things on the back burner if it isn’t urgent at that time because of my crazy life + lack of time. This year, I will stop using “busy” as an excuse and be more disciplined with my time management, my tasks, everything! Once I say I’m going to do something, to actually do it. My poor blog is the thing I neglect the most because it isn’t + hasn’t been my #1 priority, but this is the year that I will prioritize it a little bit more because it’s what makes me feel creative and happy!
6. Explore new places.
These last few years, I’ve traveled a lot for work… like a lot. But it was all for work and hardly any play time. This year, I want to travel to places I’ve never been before! My goal is 4 new places whether it’s domestic or international!
7. To be more open.
My goal for 2017 was to be more open on my blog/social media and I think I did a pretty good job towards the end of the year, but I think I barely scratched the surface. It’s not that I am scared to be open, but it’s been the lack of time that doesn’t allow me to be on Instagram stories as much as I want to or to blog as much as I want to. I’ve really learned in this last year, that my following really does love it when I’m open- the page views are significantly different when I’m more open things after comparing numbers! Pretty cool to see 🙂
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break + new years. I cannot wait to see what 2018 brings all of us! Thank you for always reading along! xx