January 5, 2018
Oh 2017, what a year it has been. While I’ve never been huge on New Year’s or resolutions, I do love how each new year comes with countless opportunities to better yourself and chase your dreams. Today, in the effort to get to you know guys a little better, I wanted to share some of my 2017 highlights and goals for the new year.
Let’s run through a few of the bigger things that happened in 2017:
While 2017 was awesome, this year I’m really focusing on some new goals and trying to get my head in the game. Here’s to working hard, bettering myself, and of course – having a whole lot of fun.
1. Work on my sleep schedule
Throughout my whole life, I’ve always been bad at going to bed early. As a kid, I vividly remember sitting in my room after my parents put me to bed because I just couldn’t / didn’t want to sleep haha. As they say, bad habits never die and here I am over 20 years later still staying up way too late. On an average day, I can’t seem to get myself to bed before 12:30-1 AM. Since I’d really like to get to the gym earlier in the morning, I know that in order to do that I need to go to bed earlier. If you’re like me – I’ve found that physically forcing yourself to go up to your bedroom earlier, reading a book rather than being on your phone or watching tv, and diffusing relaxing essential oils all help to aid your sleep process. I’ve also been using the app “Sleep Cycle” for a less abrupt wake up in the morning. You can check it out here.
2. Share more videos with you guys
As a person who talks a lot (friends/fam would probably say too much hahah), I’d love to get to know you guys through video. While I love sharing photos on here and IG (i’m a photographer by trade), I’m at the point where I would absolutely love to get to know you guys better. Also, since video is something I don’t dabble in as often professionally, I think it’ll be really fun to learn and get better. Right now I’m thinking I’ll share travel vlogs, clothing hauls, how-to’s, and recipes (let me know if you want to see something else, more than happy to take suggestions).
3. Be more transparent about my personal life
Going off of the above, since I find that in the past I’ve touched on fashion, food, and lifestyle topics, I’d really love to share more of my personal life with you guys. As a blogger and a brand, I’ve always tried to keep it as real as possible – whether that may be by only promoting products that I myself actually use/love, or in showing you guys life isn’t always (or ever hahaha) as perfect as it looks on IG. This year, I’d really like to continue down that path and share more about my personal life on here (the highs, lows, struggles, thoughts, the whole shebang).
4. Travel more
As someone who follows a million travel blogs and is always looking up getaway deals online (I mean, have you seen the Groupon Getaways page?), I really want to make a conscious effort to plan more trips. Even though I have a list of a million places I want to go, I barely ever get around to actually booking trips. This year, I want to be more proactive about traveling – whether that may be to Bali or even just up to New York. Any adventure is a good one in my book. 🙂
5. Have a consistent meditation schedule
As a person who always has trouble slowing down or “turning off”, I’ve always been interested in things that force me to do so (yoga, stretching, etc). This is what lead me to meditation. After trying it for a few weeks in the summer, my mind felt more clear, I slept better, and I felt more relaxed throughout the day. I did get lazy however and totally stopped scheduling it into my day. This year I’m going to try for at least 15 minutes a day. I feel like that’s do-able in a 24 hour period haha. If you’re interested in taking the challenge with me: I’ve heard great things about the apps 1 Giant Mind & Head Space – check them out.
As always, thank you guys so much for taking the time out of your day to read this post and for letting me into your lives. It’s such an honor to connect with so many of you on a daily basis.