2017 Resolutions

68b0808df4202451366b0ff92b05b2c2.jpgHappy 2017!

I made last minute plans for New Years Eve this year and actually got out of the house! Most years I spend it asleep in bed so it was nice to get out of the house this year.Here are some photos of my NYE outfit and my resolution!

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skirt  // sweater // boots //

This time last year I sat at my desk and reflected on the past year. One big thing that I wanted to change was how I lived my life. Since I started working full time June 2015, I found that my daily life was very repetitive. I got up at 7am, went to work, came home at 5, gym, netflix, dinner and bed. Every.Single.Day. I hated how I was living my life because I am not a person who likes to do the same thing every day. I knew I had to make some drastic changes in 2016, I just didn’t know how I was going to do it yet. I am not that person who is big on New Years Resolutions, because lets be honest, I love french fries, staying up late and I will never make my bed in the morning. What I like to do instead every year is make a to do list of things to do. You can see last years New Years post here. If you know me at all, you will know that I loveee to do lists. My whole room is covered in them and I get so much excitement crossing items off it.

I accomplished most of last years goals and some are still a work in progress.

  1. Take Risks
    I quit my job in September without having a new job set up. I know I should have been stressed out, but I was oddly calm because I liked this freedom I had. Over the summer I had made some extra money doing some consulting for a company, so financially I was okay to make this life change. I went on vacation for a long weekend and by the time I came home I had two part time jobs set up. Granted, these are not going to be my lifelong jobs, but for right now every day is different, I am constantly working and this type of schedule makes me happy. I wasn’t happy at my job and it was too repetitive for me, so I decided to quit and do something different. In the next few months I will have to take another risk, but this time I know I will land on my own two feet.
  2. Meet New People
    One of the hardest parts about post life was creating a social life. I took a job in retail because I like working with people and I need to hang out with younger people! I am kind of an anti social person, so I am still working on meeting new people. But I have spent more time and energy spending time with my college friends. With group texts, meeting for lunch and spontaneous adventures I am working on maintaining the friendships I have.
  3. Travel
    I did a lot of traveling this year and it is a goal I hope to continue working on this year. You can read about my traveling in 2016 here. I don’t have a lot of money, but traveling is something I save up for so I can go on trips far and near.
  4. Work on House Projects
    This year has been a year of demolition and construction in my house. From little tiny projects like new trim to new flooring, our house is coming together! This year I painted and redesigned my office, put up new blinds on my floor, new floors on the first floor, new ceilings, and repainted almost every room in our house! I will say after all of this work, my next apartment will be completely finished and will not need any more work to be done!

Now that I have completed these items off of my to do list, there is much to do in 2017!

2017 Goals

  1. Read More Books
    In college I did was read for class and during the summer months my favorite thing to do is sit in a beach chair and read on the beach. For Christmas I got a lot of books for Christmas and now my bookshelf is overflowing with books to read. Hopefully this year I will dedicate more time to read in bed before I go to sleep.
  2. Eat Healthy
    Since I graduated from college I have gained a good amount of weight. This past summer it was difficult to fit into bathing suits and hard to accept I was no longer a size small! Over the last few months I have been watching what I put into my body and my diet consists of portion control. Changing the way I eat (No dairy, no more bags of chips. etc) I have lost 10 pounds so far and I hope to keep living a healthy lifestyle in 2017!
  3. Exercise at Home
    In college I would go to the gym a few nights a week and get my reading done while on the elliptical. It was hard to stay awake at night or not get sucked into a Netflix episode when I had so much work to do. This time last year I was going to the gym everyday for a few hours. Now I am out of breath when I walk up a flight of stairs! In September I had to cancel my gym membership for financial reasons and I miss the endorphins I would get from going! I still get my Tone It Up emails reminding me to work out, but come up with silly excuses not to work out. Hopefully this year I can continue to save the money and work out more in my bedroom.
  4. Quit My Job(s)
    I had a long talk with my dad and that for months I have been waiting for everything in my life to happen at the right time. I have been waiting for the perfect job to come along, the right salary, the right apartment, etc. I think this year I need to take a leap of faith and just jump into my next adventure. I have boxes in my basement labeled “Rosie’s Future Apartment” all ready to be moved out. I took a risk this past year and landed on my two feet… I am hoping the same luck continues in 2017!

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