New Year, New Goals

BYE TWENTY SEVENTEEN. Hello, 2018!

Another year has absolutely flown by. Is it bad to say I’m glad this year is over?

It was an action-packed year, with six weddings (three of which I was a bridesmaid for), over 10 trips between personal, work, and wedding festivities, and no room to breath. I don’t want to sound complain-y because I am super fortunate to have taken the trips of a lifetime and a job that allows me to travel to dope places.

But in 2018, I am going to be more intentional with my time and my self-care. This year was go-go-go and come October I came down hard with Bronchitis and am still battling a lingering cough three months later. It’s so important to take care of your body and listen when it's telling you to slow down. Looking ahead, I’m making the following things a priority:

More “Me” time. We all get caught up in the daily hustle. And for bloggers, it can be especially hard to always seem “on”. Some days, you aren’t feeling yourself or maybe feel more stressed than normal. I’m making it a goal to take time to myself and refocus when needed. Whether that means more journaling, booking a facial or sitting on the couch and doing nothing, 2018 is the year of ME.

Read one book a month. I always say I want to read more. I believe the more you read, the better writer you’ll become (obviously, writing more in general helps as well). But I think one book a month is a doable goal and I have a list of books which will already get me through the first few months! What you are you guys planning to read?? Feel free to shoot me any suggestions!

Invest in SWW. Now that I’m a year into the blog, I want to make it a priority to invest in the right tools for creating content. My goal is to become better at using tools and technology to help with things like infographics, lighting and more! I’m all about propping my iPhone against some books, but a tripod might be a bit easier to capture selfies.  

Say no to dieting, but say yes to health. I’ve never been a diet person mainly because I don’t think they’re realistic, BUT eating healthier is. I am reallllllly trying to give up dairy. It’s almost impossible since it’s in so much of the food I eat and I also just love it. However, it does zero good for my body. Another goal is to drink less alcohol. I don’t drink a ton anymore as it is, but for my liver’s sake, I’m leaving this one on the list as well.

BLOG MORE. This year was extremely busy and it was difficult to make the blog a priority. I’ll definitely put more attention to blogging on a more frequent and consistent basis, and also have a revamp in the works so stay tuned!

I would love to hear your resolutions in the comments below! I hope you all have a fab new year!!

See you in 2018 xx,
Christy