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2016 New Year's Resolutions

HAPPY 2016!!! I hope everyone had a memorable NYE with their loved ones. As for me? It was a chill night in with Chloe & Allen, and a few of our close friends. You know you’re old when you can barely stay up past midnight for the countdown. Haha!

So let’s talk about what everyone is talking about today… RESOLUTIONS! I’ve had a love/hate relationship with goals until I read the book “The Magic Lamp” a while ago. I’m not a big self-help book reader, but this book is different. I highly recommend that everyone gives this book a try because it really helps you set goals and achieve them in the most practical and strategic way possible. Now… I’m not writing this post to teach you all HOW to achieve your goals, but instead I wanted to share with you what my 2016 goals are. Usually when I set goals like this I keep them to myself, but this year I wanted to publicly talk about them, so 1) you guys can keep my accountable and 2) it will be great to look back on this post at the end of the year.

So here are 5 Goals/ Resolutions of 2016:

1. Become More Active in my Community

Maybe it’s because I put so much of my life out on social media that I prefer to be alone in my own little bubble if I had the option. I usually shy away from meeting new people and building new relationships, but after becoming a mom I have realized the importance of community- to support, serve, and connect.

2. Read at Least 1 Book a Month

I used to be a big reader, but after social media took over my life reading has become all but obsolete to me. Being able to lose myself in a good read not only stimulates the mind, but it’s healthy for the soul. It allows me to dream, imagine, and be creative.

3. Learn to Cook

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: I really want to learn how to cook. Especially now that I’m a mom, I’m so much more aware and careful of the things that I put into my body, and especially aware about what goes into Chloe’s. Being able to cook from home is not only economical but is so much healthier for everyone in the family. Health is wealth!

4. Run 2 Times a Week

This is not for a weight loss goal but more so for my mental sanity. It’s when I run that I feel the most inspired. Something about running releases a mental block for me, and allows me to think beyond what I usually do. Some of my best ideas have come to me while I was running! Whether it be on a treadmill, around the block, or on a track I need to get back into the habit of running at least 2 times a week.

5. Put a Cap on my Work Day

I love what I do and I work around the clock, but I want to be present for my daughter and husband 100% when I get home from work. Shutting off e-mails and social media once I get home from work.

So those are my 5 New Year Resolutions! I’m excited and nervous to get started on them TODAY! Remember: goals are achieved by doing something about them everyday…it’s not an overnight thing! Now that I’ve shared my goals, I would love to hear yours! Let’s keep each other accountable this year. 2016… #wegotthis


Photography by Karen Rosalie

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