Happy New Year all! I can't believe it's already 2016... but at the same time, I sort of can. I feel like I won't really "believe" it's the year it is until like 2020. But I do turn 24 this year which is sort of scary... Regardless, I hope everyone had a great holiday and was able to spend time with their loved ones. I was home in Northern California for both Christmas and New Years which was exactly what I needed! I was able to relax and spend time with my family. No complaints here!
With the new year, comes resolutions, which some swear by and some just shrug off. I'm sort of in the middle. I don't really "resolve" to do anything or change anything per se since it's almost another lame excuse for most people to say they'll do something and never do it. I would rather start the new year with a new mindset or set new goals for myself rather than, "this year, I swear I'll start doing _______!" You fill in the blank.
Last year, my resolution (yes, I admit to making one) was to blog more, which I'm proud to say I have been doing! I moved my blog from Wordpress to Squarespace which I'm SO happy I did, and I've been shooting and posting more! I'm excited to see where this takes me in 2016, if anywhere at all! I plan to continuously blog more this year and will try to get new content up as frequent as I can force myself to do.
This year, in terms of new goals or a new mindset, here are a few things I want to try and do:
- Be on my phone less, especially when with friends or family. I want to look down less and look up more.
- Be more active. Whether that's actually taking advantage of my gym membership, SoulCycle classes, or just going on runs or hikes!
- Pay more attention to world news. I am ashamed to admit that I'm very uninformed when it comes to the news and politics. As I'm becoming more and more of an adult, I think it's important to know what is going on in the world.
- Drink more water.
- Be happy :)
Again, I think these are things I should always keep in mind and try to accomplish, regardless of the "new year, new me" bullshit. Instead of making a resolution, I think it's more beneficial to have a different, and hopefully more positive, mindset for you to move forward with. Resolutions shouldn't end once 2017 comes around, it should be a long-term commitment.
I would love to hear what your resolutions, or new goals, are for this year. Please share in the comments below! And again, Happy 2016!