Each year I end up writing down resolutions, but I kind of get carried away…I make like 10 resolutions and each resolution has multiple, specific bullet points. I make it nearly impossible for myself to accomplish every resolution. Then, I look back on the year and feel bad because of the resolutions that I couldn’t keep up with. This year, I am choosing not to look back on my resolutions for 2014, but instead, to reflect on the things that I did accomplish.
1. Foot surgeries are out of the way! I am still working to gain flexibility, but the hard part is over.
2. I got a new job. I still miss my old co-workers which were the best part about my old job, but it felt like a weight was lifted as I moved on from a draining position. This new job has made me step out of my comfort zone, as well as become more assertive, and I think this has reflected in my personal life too.
3. I moved into a new flat. I have never lived by myself, which took a bit to get used to. However, I love not dealing with other roommate’s messes! This has been a really fun project for me since I love interior design. I have had to budget and pace myself, but I am looking forward to continuing to build a space that I love.
4. I have moved on from friendships that felt draining, unfulfilling or one-sided. I have learned to direct my energy towards people who will make the same effort for me. Along with this, my friends have created some fun traditions over this year, such as monthly dinners, wine club, and up north trips. I look forward to more of these in the new year!
5. The bf got a new puppy, Mikey! Now, I know this isn’t an accomplishment of mine, but Mikey has been a welcome addition to my life. He has already taught us a lot about love, patience and responsibility, and I’m sure will continue to do so. He has also helped me gain a personal connection to a cause that I have always felt passionate about…rescuing dogs.
So what would I like to accomplish in 2015? (and in keeping in line with my previous statements, these are overall, blanket goals)…
1. Make my health a priority. I started off 2014 feeling pretty, blah, with having a month + of sitting around and elevating my foot. I took my time with the recovery so not to push it too much. A year later, I am ready to get back into a routine. I would like to get to bed at a decent hour, drink more water, eat healthier, start practicing yoga, and build muscle that was lost during my recovery time.
2. Work on this blog. I keep allowing life to get in the way and push this back, but I think having this little passion project will make me happier.
3. Save more money. Dolla dolla bills y’all.
4. Travel. Whether this be weekend trips or longer vacations, I always feel more adventurous and ready to take on the world after experiencing a new place.
5. Help rescue dogs. I am very emotional when it comes to this topic, so I know that I would have a hard time actually volunteering in a shelter. However, I know that there are things I can do, and I plan to narrow that down.
What have you accomplished in 2014? What would you like to do in 2015?